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LG dryer, model # DLE5977S, no heat, checked filter, exhaust,breakers -- everything works EXCEPT no heat.

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  • icycool72 Sep 27, 2008

    I'm encountering the same problem. Drying time is about 3 hours for regular load!



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Here is a link to get you a service manual for your washer.. in all probability, your thermal fuse opened.. check page 15 in this manual for troubleshooting techniques.. the thermal fuse ( once opended) needs to be replaced and wil disable power to your heating element... There are a few other checks in themanual you can apply but make sure you identify only those used on electric dryer models. the book contains info on gas models as well.. Hope this helps..

here is the link..

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