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LG dryer restarts after cycle

Our LG dryer DLE5977W goes completely through the sensor dry cycle and then restarts another cycle. I've read about stuck on 6 minutes, but that is not our case. It literally starts another 59 minute cycle all over again. When we discover this, the clothes are dry, and it does blow hot air, but we haven't yet watched it at the end of the first cycle to check the dry level of the clothes. I'm just not sure about this one.

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  • John Wilkinson Jul 22, 2013

    It doesn't happen every time, but we have noticed it 3 or 4 times in the last 10 days. Large family, 2 to 3 loads/day.

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    check one of the button are stuck first

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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 DLE2514W LG dryer keeps running with 6 Min. Left

There is a humidity sensor (Hence the words Sensor Dry) inside the machine which trips out when it sees a lack of moisture in the air going past it.

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That sensor has failed and will need replaceing

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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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