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Making a noise like something shorting or arching

I took it apart and checked the heating coil doesnt seem to be heating properly thought maybe the coil was going bad but it tested fine is there a relay or contacts that control the heating coil

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Yes, the relays are on the main board. If the wash heater ohm tests okay (should measure around 12 ohms) then the problem is mot likely the main board.

Also, these units sometimes have an issue with the wiring in the door. If the serial number on the unit starts with 712 or lower, then this could be the cause. Black, tarry residue on the wiring harness inside the door would indicate that the unit is having these problems. If that is your case, call LG customer service at 800-243-0000 and have them refer to service bulletin # IDSW20070060.

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