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LG Dryer 5977 will not dry

When I turn the dryer on the check filter light flashes..not sure if this is normal,the filter is clean.However the dryer will tubble but will not heat or dry the clothes.I have reset the breakers (both) and disconnected the vent to ensure there is not obstructions.I tried drying in sensor and manual mode.Any ideas?

 

 

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  • keoma Oct 11, 2007

    Thanks.There is a lot of air (cold) coming out of the vent,so I am assuming there is no obstructions and the blower is working ok.



     



    Can you let me know how to get to the thermal fuses?Where are they located?

  • cj762x51 Feb 20, 2008

    Have the same problem with the check filter light flashing and the dryer not heating up. found that the small thermal fuse is toast. got another one on order now, we'll see if that clears it up.

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If one of the two thermal fuses are blown you will not get heat.  Thermal fuses blow (and are not resetable, they must be replaced) when the machine gets too hot.  Often this is caused by not enough air flow through the machine.  Check and make sure your exhaust vent is not clogged.  Clean it the best you can to get all the lint, dead mice, bird nests, etc. out.  Also make sure air is blowing out of the machine when it is turned on.  If not you have a blower problem.

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  • Prem Mulberry Oct 12, 2007

    Turn the power off to do this.  The thermal fuses are located on the element casing.  They each have two wires coming out of them.  They are about 3/4 inch round with screw ears on the sides so they are about 1 1/2 inch long and about an inch across.

  • Prem Mulberry Oct 12, 2007

    The thermal fuses are located on the element casing.  They each have two wires coming out of them.  They are about 3/4 inch round with screw ears on the sides so they are about 1 1/2 inch long and about an inch across.  With a multimeter, check the continuity across the terminals.  If there is no continuity the fuse needs to be replaced.

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