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"cooling" display won't turn off causing heating problems.

I have a DLG7188WM LG gas dryer. On the display during the drying cycle, the "cooling" light does not go off, indicating the machine is the cool down mode continuously. Anyone ever have this problem or know what might be the problem?

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  • danolp5048 Dec 15, 2008

    Thanks for the reply...That is also what the customer support line person indicated at LG, however, we haven't used fabric softener sheets. I did however attempt to clean the two curved metal bars. Even in timed dry mode, the "cooling" mode indicator still does not turn off. So, I am still at a loss as to what is happening.

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Try cleaning off the two curved metal bars (about 4 inches long) on the inside near the lint filter. They are what senses the moisture on automatic dry. When you use fabric softener sheets, the stuff from the fabric softener sheets can coat the bars, which makes the dryer think the clothes are already dry, and puts the dryer into cool down. (using time dry will also take the moisture sensor out of the cycle, if you'd like) This should be a Fix-Ya for your problem.

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  • Carl Schulzetenberg
    Carl Schulzetenberg Dec 15, 2008

    Gee, you could have stated that you talked to LG support and tried that, it didn't solve your problem, and did anyone have any other ideas. Hard to give good advise if we only get half (or less) of the info.



    If you get this with timed dry also,.... replace the main control board.

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