Question about LG Dryers
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: several cycles to dry clothes
rafbx in looking this complain over I got to thinking. You said the filter is clean. Have you tried running water over the filter to see if it will go thru? If not give that a try. Slow steady stream of water then put the filter under the water. It should go straight thru. If not then wash the filter with some detergent until the water goes straight thru. I have seen this before. Give it a try, you may be suprised.
Posted on Feb 03, 2008
The first thing to check is the temperature. start the dryer, and check it about 10-15 minutes in, is it very hot or kinda cool? IF its very hot, Look at the lint trap channel to see if there is a build up of lint, then remove the vent hose from the back of the dryer and make sure it has no lint in it and that it is clear all the way through the outside of your house. Make sure the flapper for the dryer on the outside is clear.
If it feels coolish, you will need to replace the heating elements, or a control circuit. Neither are expensive.
IF you do it yourself it could cost maybe $50-100. Since your asking for help here, I urge you to pay for a professional to repair the dryer which may run $150-200. You will have to decide if repairing the dryer is worth the investment.
Posted on May 10, 2009
Check the blower fan which is mounted underneath the drum on my DLE2514W front loading LG dryer. I experienced poor drying along with a loud thump at the start of each cycle. At first I thought it was a bad roller but later found that the blower fan had separated from its bracket so it was not turning with each turn of the moter but rather spinning freely.
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
Check your vent. Inspect the dryer venting from the rear of the dryer to the outside vent hood of the home.
If there's a restriction in the vent--the clothing in the dryer takes longer to dry.
When an LG dryer is functioning normally---the time required to dry laundry is determined by the *Sensor* located on the drum side of the lint filter housing and by the main control board.
When laundry is near dry--any Time Remaining on the control panel that is *not* needed will be eliminated---except for the last 6 minutes.
The final 6 minutes of any LG automatic cycle is for cooling down the laundry before the dryer ends the cycle.
If a dryer *counts down* to the last 6 minutes but the laundry is still not dry--the computer will allow the dryer to run until the laundry has dried or defaults (not drying within the additional time allowed).
Dryer vents that are longer than 8 feet with more than (2) 90 degree turns--can affect drying performance.
Setting the DRY LEVEL selector to *Very Dry* will solve most dryability issues. In homes with abnormally long vents--even the longer run time in the *Very Dry* setting is usually not sufficient to dry laundry loads.
Reducing the length of the vent or starting a second cycle becomes necessary to fully dry the clothing.
If a second cycle was started---only the amount of time that is needed to dry laundry will be used before dropping to 6 minutes and then the cycle will end with dry laundry. Bonus:
The dryer has an auto dry feature which never fully dries the clothes so we wind up manually setting the dry time to an hour.
LG gas dryers are VERY temperamental in long vent set-ups. If fabric softener sheets are used in the dryer--clean the two stainless steel strips of metal on the lint filter housing with a SCOTCHBRITE PAD--scrub back & forth several times to remove the waxy residue from the fabric softener sheets. Most,if not all manufacturers do *not* recommend using sheets in dryers that have a moisture sensor (electrodes).
However--using a SCOTCHBRITE pad keeps the wax off those sensors which can be seen if looking *into* the dryer drum and at the lint filter housing.
If only *liquid* fabric softener is used in the washer--clean the dryer sensors once a month. Liquid softener also contains wax which can slowly accumulate on the dryer sensors from the laundry washed in the washer.
Posted on Jun 17, 2010
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