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Dryer won't work, Check Filter light is on

I have an electric dryer from LG, it is the TROMM DLE2514W Front Load Dryer, purchased in December, 2005. When we turn it on, all of the lights start flashing rapidly, and the Check Filter light is on. I have checked and cleaned the lint filter, and have made sure the duct from the back of the unit to the outside is free of any obstructions. After turning it on and off, the process continues, and the unit will not work when hitting the Start button, as the drum will turn about a quarter turn and then stop and all of the lights remain blinking or fixed in the case of the Check Filter light. Please let me know if you have any suggestions on how to proceed. Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    same problem

  • sherry352 Nov 07, 2008

    My unit is still working but the light is coming on. I don't know where this 'filter' is. Does anyone know?

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    Same problem lights flashing dryer starts for a second and stops. I don't have the manual and don't know where to have this serviced...

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    My dle2514 was not working. Lights were flashing, would not start. I followed the advice on here, flipped the breaker for one minute, flipped back on and it is workng fine now.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    Model Nr, 26-68102 7.6 cuft electric Dryer

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I had exactly the same problem with my newish LG dryer. I deduced that the dryer's computer essentially needed to be rebooted. I pulled the plug for a minute or so, then plugged it back in. It works perfectly now.

Posted on May 06, 2007

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  • John Stebbins May 06, 2007

    As an added note to the solution I just posted (wouldn't let me edit), if your dryer is hardwired, you should flip the breaker to "reboot" it. There's no need to actually pull a plug.

  • joannecunnin Jan 20, 2011

    the reboot is exactly right.

  • Fourchows Mar 29, 2011

    I was about to start pulling covers apart, but decided to search the internet. REALLY glad I did. Turned off and on the circuit breaker and that cleared the blinking lights. It works now.....whew!!!

  • kmassoletti May 09, 2011

    Thanks so much love the new age of technology and sharing information! Saved me from calling a repair man..

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    Rafael Dec 24, 2013

    Circuit breaker did the trick. Saved me $. Thanks

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I unpluged the cord and fliped the breaker too but still the "Check Filter" light keep flishing. The dryer turns on but it doe NOT blow any hot air? Is there any other thing i can try. PLEASE HELP!!!!!

Posted on Aug 25, 2008

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I had the same exact problem with my dryer it is an LG DLE2514W, I called the service center and they had me unplug the unit, push and hold the start/pause button for 8 seconds, then reconnect the unit. It worked perfectly.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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    Scott Peterson Nov 15, 2013

    Thank you ! This worked for me as well....

  • Diane Berry
    Diane Berry Feb 17, 2014

    Thanks! This worked for me, only I had to hold the button again after I replugged it.

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    Sammy Mar 29, 2014

    Apparently we are all having the same issue. I will try this and hopefully I will be as lucky as you all!

  • Manny Rustia
    Manny Rustia Sep 25, 2014

    Very helpful. Great. Works again!

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I had this problem, said check filter, would not turn on. I read somewhere that it always says check filter, and figure I just never notice it, because it works. But I unplugged, and plugged back in. Turned it on and it still didn't work. I then got CL and realized that meant child lock. I held that button down, unlocked it, and it worked. So I am thinking one of my children may have turned on the CL and that's why it would not turn on.

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    Donace Dillon Nov 30, 2015

    Thank you so much! That was it

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    Juan Santamaria Feb 27, 2016

    Thank you so much! Same here. That resolved the problem!

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Same exact thing as in the first question.  I followed the advice to unplug and it's working perfectly!!  Thank you so much...you just saved me hundreds of dollars!

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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I have exactly the same dryer.I've found cleaning inside where the lint screen goes usually helps,because stuff does get past the lint screen which cogs against the impeller and ducting under the dryer.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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Dryer isn't drying like it should, and it kind of has a burning smell. Tried cleaning the lint filter from the dryer itself all the way to exterior of the house. It's just over 3 years old any suggestions?

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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Removed the lint filter. Pulled most of the lint out of inside where lint screen goes....dryer now works fine.

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

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Mpot, I think you are looking at either a door switch problem or idler pulley switch problem. Because of the flashing lights, I would start with the door switch. If it was a thermistor, you should be getting a error code. Of course make sure you have a proper connection to the terminal block, where the cord attaches. The idler pulley switch is a safety device to stop the unit in the event the belt breaks, but they have been know to go bad. Catriver..post back.

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When the lights are flashing, it is an error code, which indicates a problem with the door switch. Could be a loose connection there.

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Posted on May 30, 2008

  • Andrew Lauder May 30, 2008

    ps, the check filter light is a reminder at the start and finish of all programs on the dryers.

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Thank you guys I just also unplugged the back, go electrcuted and all but its working now... ;-)

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The "Check Filter" light on our LG DLEX3360W was blinking on the dryer display as were several other codes including the "CL" (Child Lock) code. After ensuring that the lint filter was clean as well as the outlet tube on the back of the dryer, I proceeded to 1). Unplug the dryer from the wall for 5 minutes (hoping it would clear the display); that did not clear my blinking display; 2). Turned off the electrical breaker to the dryer for 5 minutes (again, hoping it would clear the display); that too did not fix my blinking display. After turning on the power to the dryer, the "Clean Filter" and the "CL" codes were still blinking. I made the mistake of thinking "CL" meant "Clear." It doesn't. It is an indicator that the "Child Lock" feature for the dryer is turned on. The dryer will not turn on while the child lock feature is on. I pressed the "Easy Iron/Child Lock" button (it's a multi-function button) for 3 seconds and the child lock feature was turned off. Once turned off, the dryer worked fine. NOTE: The "Clean Filter" light was still blinking after turning the child lock feature off. This should go away after a new drying cycle is run again. Hope this helps!

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I have tried unplugging my dryer. Cleaned inside and out. Held the pause button and still the light remains on. Help.

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My DLE2514 flashing "end", etc. "CL" on display. Clean filter light flashing. I cleaned out exhaust from filter to external vent with reverse leaf blower. Still "CL". Then read this sight and unplugged dryer for one minute....works fine for now. Thanks.

Posted on Jan 31, 2011

Same thing happened to me and unplugging it also worked for me. Thanks for the tip!

Posted on May 28, 2008

I have just purchased Aug. 08 a new lg dryer DLEV833W, I have not dried any sheets that have not ended up in a ball, all wrinkled, and still wet on the inside of the ball. Give me a break my old kenmore dryer that was 18 years old did a better job than this.

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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SOURCE: the check filter light keeps coming ob to my lg

Clean the vent all the way to the outside.
The dryer will take 4-5 loads to reset the filter sensor.

Mahe sure the vent is not smashed behind the dryer.

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