My Samsung Electric Moisture Sensor Dryer is less than 2 years old -- I am losing my mind trying to figure out what is wrong with the power button that turns the unit on located on the control panel --- I am frequently experiencing intermittent problems getting the dryer to power on -- I am having to push down much harder than I should need to and usually from several different areas on the damn button to get it to finally work--sometimes I have to just leave it alone for hours or a day or two before I can even actually get it to push at all (I have no words to express my frustration that are suitable for this polite request for advice)
There has never been any issues at all with the dryer running -it works 100% great with no problems once it turns on ... there have been no events that have occurred to my knowledge that would trigger any issues of any kind - no power surges, rough moving trips, electrical issues, etc. -- the power source is perfectly fine - the dryers interior light turns on when the door is opened which confirms it is receiving power (also, just to verify adequate power is being received to the unit my husband tested it )
I've unplugged it and replugged it in - have done this repeteadly ranging from reconnecting and attempting to start immediately or after several minutes/hours/and in most severe cases days 😫
I have meticulously removed any lint inside, around it on the floor, from the exterior or vent hose, every square inch and all surrounding areas --all free of lint and clear of clogs ... The start/pause button which is nearly identical to except slightly larger square and located directly below the annoying power button works perfectly fine with zero effort needed to push or to start or pause the cycle - is this a common issue with Samsung dryers? So far, I have been fortunately able to get it to power on eventually and after several tries (sometimes refuses to power on for a few days even !) but it seems to be getting progressively harder to start and I'm afraid I am making things worse by doing this crazy ritual.
Does anyone know what I can do to correct this? I don't ever know when this will occur and I guarantee it happens at the worst possible times when I actually need the clothes dried ASAP- any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated... thanks!
(picture of bastard button included for review )