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Duet Dryer (GEW9200LW) Control Panel doesn't work (all the time)

I have a 3 yr. old Duet dryer. Recently the control panel has been working less than 5% of the time. The inside drum light always works. The control panel, hoever, seems to have a mind of it's own. Most of the time it won't work but, every once in awhile it'll somehow allow us to dry a load. However the next time we try it won't work. Do i replace the contol electronics? the user interface? will this problem keep happening after another 2yrs. or so? Thanks in advance.

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  • stink9025 Aug 25, 2008

    The problem is that the front electronic control panel does not work constistanlty. The inside drum light is on so the dryer gets power. The contol panel doesn't.

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    I have the same problem with mine.

    Dataman57

  • tutorisland Mar 15, 2009

    i have this dryer
    the control panel locked light stays on...nothing works
    tried on off at breaker over nite...still on pwr up this lite only
    plz help thx
    steve surrey bc funfit35 at hotmail

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Warning! To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect your appliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break the connection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do any troubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because some components may have sharp edges, use caution while working on your appliance.

Gas dryers aren't very complicated. Here are some common symptoms you may experience with your dryer.

There's an error code on the digital display

It doesn't work at all
There's no heat
It won't tumble
Drying is too slow
It overheats
It seems to run forever
It's noisy
It won't start
The light doesn't work
My clothes smell bad!
My clothes are marked or torn
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