Re: My LG Dryer timer gets stuck on 6 minutes everytime
Look inside the drum on the right side of the filter. You will see two metal strips, thee are humidity sensors. Wipe them down with soap and water. It worked for me. The info came from LG tech support.
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It appears that you need to replace the timer. Also try unplugging it for about 15 minutes, if it is an electronic glitch, sometimes powering it down, and then back on corrects this issue, but it is more often a problem with the timer.
Check the belt to see if it is worn or loose. If it has a capacitor start motor, the capacitor or motor could be going bad also. If the motor is spinning but the belt is not turning then you have a loose belt.
We have been having this same problem. I had tried adjusting everything that I could think of when putting a load of laundry in and got the exact same results as you. I would select the sensor dry and it would count down just like normal until it got to 6 minutes and then it would just run forever at 6 minutes.
My husband and I searched online all this afternoon and came across what seemed way to simple to work. We removed the lint filter, unscrewed the filter housing right inside the door of the dryer, and got to the sensors. We took a damp cloth and wiped them off very well to remove any and all buildup. We wiped everything down very well to remove any built up lint and/or dirt and put everything back in place as was before. We then unplugged the dryer for about a minute and then plugged back in. We put a load of already dry clothes into the dryer and started as usual with the sensor dry. It started out at the usual 41 minutes then skipped down almost immediately to 6 minutes and then a few minutes later I heard the most beautiful sound I have heard in a long time. The Beeper signalling that the timer had counted down to the end and was finished. It had worked. Thankfully. Hope this helps you also.
I called LG...they said to unplug the dryer for 5 min. to reset the timer ...this solved the problem.
They also said not to use dryer sheets during the sensor dry cycle as the coating on the dryer sheets causes the sensor to malfunction as it can't read the humidity level in the dryer.
We had this problem three times. First two times we just removed,
cleaned and put back the moisture sensor (metal strips inside). The
last time we did as well but it didn't help. We phoned to a service guy
and he said unplug the power cord for 20-30 minutes. And it worked!