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SOURCE: LG dryer DLE2516W - everything runs but no heat,

Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.


if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....


If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.


check out this electric no heat tip...

heatman101





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Posted on Mar 04, 2011

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SOURCE: Problem started with the plug

Please do yourself and your family a HUGE favor and DO NOT RUN THE DRYER!
You are at high risk for an electrical fire!

You already isolated the #1 cause.... lint buildup inside. The problem is that it gets inside the motor and the heater windings. It sounds like your motor is overheating and shutting down due to thermal overload....be thankful that it did so.

Your best alternative short of replacing the dryer is getting a new motor. There is a very high probability that the windings have been damaged by overheating. There are still a few appliance shops that rebuild motors, but in most cases it is cheaper to just replace, plus you then will have a huge comfort factor in knowing that it is new and not a rebuild.

Make sure the heater(s) are clean of all lint while you have it apart.

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I would be checking the service panel. I'm assuming the dryer has been working in that outlet. If the breaker is over 50 amps that is why it didn't trip. But the breaker may be bad itself. Make sure it is wired properly. Red wire should go on one side of the breaker and the black on the other. The white should go over to the neutral bar. Then make sure the outlet you plug into is wired the same way. (MAKE CERTAIN THAT BREAKER IS OFF) The top two prongs should have a red on one side and a black on the other, with the white at the bottom. If these are correctly wired, the problem is either in the breaker or inside the dryer. Depending upon the model you have, a 50 amp double breaker isn't prohibitively priced. If you buy the breaker, wire it the same, turn it on, plug in the dryer and it happens again, the dryer is at fault. Coils burn out inside them, lugs burn through, but I'd feel more comfortable at that point calling a service man, tell him what you've done with wiring, breaker, and outlets. It may be time for a new dryer.

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