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Whirlpool Calypso Dryer Electrical Problem

After the dryer has completed a drying cycle, it will not turn back on (after the door has been opened and closed). If the dryer is unplugged for about 15 minutes, it will work again after it is plugged in. Also, the display sometimes comes on by itself and reads "36" (casual cycle). None of the panel buttons fail the diagnostic. We have replaced the control board to no avail. The thermister and moisture sensor both test fine. Even when the panel appears dead, there is 120v at the control board, and yet pushing on any of the buttons will not result in any response. We have checked the door switch, centrifugal switch, belt switch and all high limit heater switches.

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  • mblake214 Feb 21, 2009

    how much is it to replace the control panel?

  • Anonymous May 09, 2009

    I also have one of the first calypso dryers. Got rid of the washer after about 2 years, didn't get the clothes clean. the dryer has been fine until 2 days ago. I hit the touch-up button and it ran for about 17 minutes and stopped for no reason. Now it won't do anything. The display lights up but it will not run.
    SAG1972

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    The front control panel is not responding when I push buttons. The dryer stuck on if I close door it runs - the only way to stop it is open the door. None of the buttons will respond when pushed in

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Problem resolved. Although the membrane control panel passed the diagnostic test, it was defective. Probably a low voltage conductor went to ground, allowing the buttons to operate but throwing the control board into error mode.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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