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Dryer on sensor dry - gets stuck on 6 minutes and does not finish

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  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2009

    you gust have to press turn it on and wait minutes trust me

  • lisaadams180 Apr 30, 2009

    My dryer will not shut off it just gets stuck on 6 minutes

  • rsoetaert May 02, 2009

    LG Dryer gets stuck on 6 minutes when using sensor dry. It won't shut off

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We have been having this same problem. I had tried adjusting everything that I could think of when putting a load of laundry in and got the exact same results as you. I would select the sensor dry and it would count down just like normal until it got to 6 minutes and then it would just run forever at 6 minutes.
My husband and I searched online all this afternoon and came across what seemed way to simple to work. We removed the lint filter, unscrewed the filter housing right inside the door of the dryer, and got to the sensors. We took a damp cloth and wiped them off very well to remove any and all buildup. We wiped everything down very well to remove any built up lint and/or dirt and put everything back in place as was before. We then unplugged the dryer for about a minute and then plugged back in. We put a load of already dry clothes into the dryer and started as usual with the sensor dry. It started out at the usual 41 minutes then skipped down almost immediately to 6 minutes and then a few minutes later I heard the most beautiful sound I have heard in a long time. The Beeper signalling that the timer had counted down to the end and was finished. It had worked. Thankfully. Hope this helps you also.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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    jimbo_garnet May 09, 2014

    This just worked for our LG dryer with dampness sensor. Thanks, it saved a $75 service call. The tech would have done the same thing.

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SOURCE: LG Electric Dryer DLE2515S - dryer timer is stuck on 6 minutes and continues drying until I manually switch off - sensor dryer does not appear to be working either.

OK, test the dryness sensor for its operational value. if the test confirms sensor function, you will need to replace the main PCB board in this case.

Now, if the sensor test reveals a faulty sensor device, simply replace the sensor. In most cases, this iwll be a fualty PCB main and, replacing it will usually fix this issue.

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SOURCE: My LG Dryer timer gets stuck on 6 minutes everytime

We had this problem three times. First two times we just removed, cleaned and put back the moisture sensor (metal strips inside). The last time we did as well but it didn't help. We phoned to a service guy and he said unplug the power cord for 20-30 minutes. And it worked!

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