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DLG5988B Won't Heat

I don't know where to begin? I don't know how to locate the igniter and the thermostat, can someone please tell me where and how to get to it without damaging the dryer? lol

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  • jrfrnilan Oct 29, 2008

    We have had the repairman here three times since purchase in June 2005. He has contacted LG customer service with no return calls. I have written a letter with no response. He told us that there is a reset button under the drum somewhere that resets the dryer to heat. Just today the same thing happened again and we have a call into the repairman to see if he will tell us exactly where the reset button is. Don't know if that is helpful to you or not.



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First check the high limit switch to make sure it didn't trip. You will need a multi meter to check.

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