My LG dryer shuts itself off during the normal cycle and a dotted
Line moves around in a rectangular shape as the error code. I can dry my clothes because the "freshen up" cycle runs complete. I haven't tried every cycle so I am not sure which cycles work or don't work but I am guessing it has something to do with the sensor dry versus the manual dry
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Re: my LG dryer shuts itself off during the normal cycle...
OK, here's what it sounds like to me: The line going around the display should only be seen if you selected "Wrinkel Care" function for that cycle (and with the freshen up cycle, I beleive). With that option in use, after the dryer shuts off, if you do not open the door or turn off power to the dryer the dryer will display the moving rectangular segments and every 6 minutes the dryer will turn itself on and tumble for 10 seconds with no heat (to keep clothes fluffed up and prevent wrinkles from setting in) and will continue this cycle for up to three hours. The "Freshen Up" is the steam cycle used to remove wrinkles from 1 to 5 garments, like things that were all wrinkled up in your suitcase. Try drying with a normal or permanent press cycle, or a timed cycle. If you have additional questions or concerns, let me know.
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remove the bottom panel there should be a tech sheet taped to it and it will tell you how to get it into diagnostics,have you checked the simple things like cleaning the vent line and the duct where the lint filter slides into?alot of problems start from the dryer not getting cleaned out regularly,an easy thing to check is just remove the vent line from the back and run it,if it runs good you know the line is clogged,all a dryer does is spin the clothes,heat up and move air if the air isn't moving it won't dry the clothes.these machines have 1 to a few computer boards in them so whithout any error codes or being there to see it you can't just give an answer that will fix this,check around for the tech sheet or google your model number to find out how to put it into diagnostics and check and clean out the dryer and vent line and go from there.
Fix the water leak first. Got a sun roof? Water in the BCM will cause all sorts of funny things, to included not letting you car start and run. Fix that leak first( Like today or tomorrow), then find your BCM(body control module) , pull it out and remove the cover around it. Wipe it off with a cloth, use a blow dryer and dry it up use the dryer to dry out the plugs also, then wipe it off again with another cloth. You let moisture set in it too long, it could kill it...
if it works on auto but not on time you have a bad timer,it's not counting down,it's better to use auto anyway,when the clothes dry the dryer shuts off on it's own,this way your not using extra electricity,if your clothes dry in 30 minutes and it's on 60 minutes it will still run after the clothes are dry on auto it doesn't.if you open the door and look around the opening you'll see a tag with the model number,your missing a couple of letters on the model number.
If you use dryer sheets, LG recommends no. Dryer sheets cause a film that will not allow the sensors to feel the clothes moisture during the drying process thereby causing the computer to countdown the timer quickly. To clean out the sensors, use a green pad and scrub the sensor bars inside the dryer drum. That should remove the film left by the dryer sheets.
The vent is clogged. To make sure, disconnect the vent from the dryer and run the dryer normally. If your clothes dry normally, then have a professional vent cleaning company take care of the vent.
The cooling light will always stay on during the run. When it is blinking, the heat has stopped and is in the cooling process.
If there is no heating, you have a problem with the high limit switch or something else electrical and needs to be addressed by a qualified LG technician.