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Flashing "touchup" and dryer won't start

I have a Maytag Epic front load electric dryer, model number MED9600SQ0, that I bought new 4 months ago. It will not do anything. The light for the "touchup" cycle keeps flashing. I turn the knob to a different cycle and nothing happens.

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  • BigJay462 Nov 11, 2007

    I have the exact same problem

  • Homealone Nov 14, 2007

    I called maytag, they sent someone out that looked at it and said, "Yup, that's what it's doing. We'll have to order a new control panel." This will take at least a week then they will come back out and install it.

    Maytag said they would send it out priortity and get it to me in 2-3 days. We'll see.

  • pigh Feb 12, 2009

    Same problem here, the unit is 17 months old, touchup is lit, but no start! I will contact a repair, I did try the unplug and off switch suggestion with no effect.

  • mailbox7644 Apr 26, 2009

    I, too, have a flashing "touchup" and the dryer won't start. Why doesn't Whirlpool issue a recall on this problem. Obviously, I am not the only one with a faulty control panel.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    When I press start, after a few second delay, I hear a click and the F 01 fault code displays. Prior to it not working at all, we often had slightly damp loads when cycle completed and had to run again to get fully dry.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    It is flashing F-01 and will not start.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Over heats at times



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Yes the unplug for one minute and press off button once then again for 10 seconds absolutely worked for me!! Yay thank you fixya!!! and Bigjay!!

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This unit should be on warranty, call back the seller for service.

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What I did was unplug it for 1 min., plug it back in. Push the "off" button once, then push the off button again and hold it for 10 seconds. This is supposed to reset the computer. It worked for me.

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