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My LG dryer no longer shuts off when clothes are dry. The sensor does not seem to be working. I cleaned the sensors, but still no luck. The clothes still get dry, but I have to turn it off manually before they get too hot.

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  • mackenzie_br Sep 24, 2008

    The model I have is electronic, so there is no knob. I am not sure I understand what to do. I did clean the sensors off (the ones inside the drum near the lint filter), but it didnt seem to help. The timer counts down and everything, but it just no longer shuts off automatically when they are dry. So it dries every load for 41 minutes, no matter what - when on sensor dry. Does that make sense?

  • mackenzie_br Sep 24, 2008

    It's an LG, Gas Dryer, Front Load...model # DLG2522W.

    Thanks!


  • mackenzie_br Sep 27, 2008

    Thanks! I will check back!

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Hello meckenzie. From your description I would check the timer/controler. If the timer is moving the knob and the leaf contacts are not disconnecting. If this is the culprit and the buget says 'not right now' you have an option, use as is or unplug the AC & open the timer/control housing and use a 'contact brush file' or an emory paper to clean the contacts by carefully seperating them with the file/emory and cleaning the contact surface. If the contacts are not intialy mateing rotate the control unitl they do.

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  • Gene Pitts Sep 24, 2008

    Hello meckenzie. Thank you for the return reply. I now need "MORE INPUT" like the robot said. Please send the Mgfr., make, model, & serial#. The serial # optional. With this info I will be able to provide more choices in the repair steps.

  • Gene Pitts Sep 26, 2008

    I'm working on it, seeking help on line for the technical info I need to give you all options for your repair. Thank you for your patience,

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The dryer has an auto dry feature which never fully dries the clothes so we wind up manually setting the dry time to an hour
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LG gas dryers are VERY temperamental in long vent set-ups. If fabric softener sheets are used in the dryer--clean the two stainless steel strips of metal on the lint filter housing with a SCOTCHBRITE PAD--scrub back & forth several times to remove the waxy residue from the fabric softener sheets. Most,if not all manufacturers do *not* recommend using sheets in dryers that have a moisture sensor (electrodes).
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The gradual temperature increase of an electric element is more "forgiving" in homes where the dryer venting is less than ideal.
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