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Control panel locked light is on

None of the functions are working on the control panel and control panel light is on i unplugged the dryer and plugged it back in and the light is still on

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  • bob4715 Jul 02, 2008

    thank you i missed that button problem solved

  • stanleyc7 Jul 20, 2008

    Control panel - show two vertical bars on the time display. Control selections are froazen at delicate setting and wrinkle free. cannot cahnge sleactions, dryer will not start.unable to re-set panel. tried pushing end of cycle for over 5 seconds.Held control on for over 5 secnds.Unplugged, same display when plugged back in.

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It works - yaaaa!! no $$'s repair - unplugged for 10 minutes.This reset the panel.We have had thunder storms - may have taken a power surge.

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Ck for a button with hold to lock under it hold button 3-5 sec

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