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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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SOURCE: I have a LG dryer (DLG5988B) with no heat, maybe

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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Can you please tell me where the reset button is ? I hate to pay someone $100 to do this. Thanks, Jo Ann Deloy


Hello, welcome to FixYa.

While I don't have a video or diagram I can tell you on the LG dryers there is indeed a "reset" for the heating/burner funnel (as you obviously know) on the right hand side of the funnel, however they also incorporate a no reset "hi-limit thermostat" on the left side of the funnel. Once it is tripped it must be replaced. This is only present on the gas dryers.

It is located on the left side as I mentioned, but the other is on the right side of the heater housing/burner funnel and will resemble the images shown below.


It is part number 6931EL3004B ( the reset type is part # 6931EL3003C ) and available at "searspartsdirect" (which also has a illustration which may help you) or "repairclinic.com" to name a couple.

i.e. NON-RESET

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i.e. RESETTABLE

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With the aid of an ohm meter you can check the non-reset for continuity, the other you should be able to push the center reset button ( listen closely for a "click" ) but it too can be ohmed out for continuity to confirm or dismiss it's condition.


Hope that help`s move you forward. If so please take a second and rate the guidance and a testimony to the assistance you received here at FixYa, either or all is appreciated.

Let me know if you need any further info and I'll continue to help in any manner I can. Good luck

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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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If this is an ELECTRIC dryer, the following link will give you some advice on how to troubleshoot a no heat problem:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576548-dryer_runs_but_does_not_heat

If this is a GAS dryer, the most common failure for heat related problems in a gas dryer is a weak or blown igniter on the burner assembly. The way the ignition system is supposed to work is like this:

1. Select the dryer cycle and press start.
2. The drum begins to spin and the igniter begins to glow.
3. Once the igniter reaches a certain current potential, the gas safety valve opens.
4. Gas is introduced into the manifold and you have ignition.

NOTE: It can take roughly 30 – 90 seconds from the time you start the dryer to the time it takes for the gas to ignite.

NOTE: This is a designed safety feature of the appliance that prevents free flowing gas from accumulating in your home without ignition. That’s why you typically don’t hear any gas flowing when you have an igniter problem. You might think you have a gas problem when actually you have an ignition problem.

You can purchase replacement parts (if required) at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The first three sites on the list also offer some excellent exploded view diagrams of the appliance.

If you have any questions, please post back with your complete model number and let me know. For future reference, always include a brand name and model number when posting questions. This makes it much easier to diagnose the problem. I hope this helps you.

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The model dryer you have listed is a GAS dryer. The most common failure for heat related problems in a gas dryer is a weak or blown igniter on the burner assembly. The way the ignition system is supposed to work is like this:

1. Select the dryer cycle and press start.
2. The drum begins to spin and the igniter begins to glow.
3. Once the igniter reaches a certain current potential, the gas safety valve opens.
4. Gas is introduced into the manifold and you have ignition.
  1. NOTE: It can take roughly 30 – 90 seconds from the time you set your oven temp to the time it takes for the gas to ignite.

NOTE: This is a designed safety feature of the oven to prevent free flowing gas from accumulating in your home without ignition. That’s why you typically don’t hear any gas flowing when you have an igniter problem. You might think you have a gas problem when actually you have an ignition problem.

TWO BASIC IGNITER TYPES:

Carborundum (Cylindrical in shape) – needs to produce 2.5 to 3.0 amps for the gas safety valve to work.
Norton (Rectangular in shape) – needs to produce 3.2 to 3.7 amps for the gas safety valve to work.

NOTE: There is a UNIVERSAL FLAT BAR igniter on the market as well, that can be used as a substitute if the igniter type that came with your range is not available.

The igniter typically goes bad in one of two ways, the igniter either stops glowing completely, or becomes weak over time and doesn’t produce enough current to open the gas safety valve (in this case the igniter will still glow but the oven still won’t light). Longer ignition times can be another symptom of an igniter possibly going bad.

For the model number you have listed, the part number for a replacement igniter is 279311. You can purchase a replacement at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The first three sites on the list also offer some excellent exploded view diagrams of the appliance if you use the Search By Model Number feature. The ingiter is listed under the "Burner" category as item 4.

If your replacement igniter comes with a connector plug that does not match your appliance, you will be instructed to cut the old plug off and splice the wires together using ceramic wire lugs included in the kit. Do not use standard wire lugs as they will melt.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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If this is an ELECTRIC dryer, the following link will give you some advice on how to troubleshoot a no heat problem:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3576548-dryer_runs_but_does_not_heat

If this is a GAS dryer, the most common failure for heat related problems in a gas dryer is a weak or blown igniter on the burner assembly. The way the ignition system is supposed to work is like this:

1. Select the dryer cycle and press start.
2. The drum begins to spin and the igniter begins to glow.
3. Once the igniter reaches a certain current potential, the gas safety valve opens.
4. Gas is introduced into the manifold and you have ignition.

  1. NOTE: It can take roughly 30 – 90 seconds from the time you start the dryer to the time it takes for the gas to ignite.

NOTE: This is a designed safety feature of the appliance that prevents free flowing gas from accumulating in your home without ignition. That’s why you typically don’t hear any gas flowing when you have an igniter problem. You might think you have a gas problem when actually you have an ignition problem.

TWO BASIC IGNITER TYPES:

Carborundum (Cylindrical in shape) – needs to produce 2.5 to 3.0 amps for the gas safety valve to work.
Norton (Rectangular in shape) – needs to produce 3.2 to 3.7 amps for the gas safety valve to work.

NOTE: There is a UNIVERSAL FLAT BAR igniter on the market as well, that can be used as a substitute if the igniter type that came with your range is not available.

The igniter typically goes bad in one of two ways, the igniter either stops glowing completely, or becomes weak over time and doesn’t produce enough current to open the gas safety valve (in this case the igniter will still glow but the oven still won’t light). Longer ignition times can be another symptom of an igniter possibly going bad.

You can purchase a replacement at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The first three sites on the list also offer some excellent exploded view diagrams of the appliance.

If your replacement igniter comes with a connector plug that does not match your appliance, you will be instructed to cut the old plug off and splice the wires together using ceramic wire lugs included in the kit. Do not use standard wire lugs as they will melt.

If you have any questions, please post back with your complete model number and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Dryer not Heating up


hi thanks for the question i would also check the thermal fuse when you purchase the hi limit thermostat also purchase the fuse a lot of dirt in venting will cause the thermal fuse to fail the appliance doc

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