I recently dried a few pairs of shoes and near the end of the dry cycle, my dryer started to make a horrible scraping sound. I opened up the dryer to find that the heating coil had been severed and was pulled in such a way that the drum was scraping against the damaged coil. Instead of purchasing a new assembly with the coil attached for a whopping $150, I opted to buy a recoil kit. I purchased the one recommended to me by a seller for a much more reasonable $10 plus shipping. I installed it and now the dryer gets exceptionally hot and the inside glows bright orange for a few seconds before the thermal protection circuit cuts off power to the coil. Is there a correct recoil kit for my machine or must I buy the more expensive assembly? Or is there more to installing a recoil kit that I should know? The part I received was numbered Q622034. Thanks for your help.
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Re: Electric dryer coil overheating after DIY repair
The correct part number that we have on hand (Appliance Parts Warehouse, Sears, etc) is 5300622034. This would be the correct element restring for this model. Tried to find the number you have but couldnt. If its the wrong restring kit, it will do just what its doing. They make these just the right length for the resistance values. I know the old GE models you had to measure them just right. I believe that you probably have the wrong one. Hope this works for you. Jim
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Replace the thermostat. A very inexpensive thermocouple that is not sensing the heat anymore and caused the element to overheat. In the UK the part will cost less than five pounds!
If the element had touched the ground, your safety earth leakage breaker in the fuse box would have tripped.
I have two questions but no answers. Did the cycle of drying the shoes end normally. Did he take the shoe strings out of the shoes before drying them. I'm wondering if the shoestrings may have gotten entangled.
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.
LG gas dryers are more sensitive to venting length and air flow resistance. The gas burner can cause a rapid increase in temperature compared to an electric burner. Rapid temperature rise in a gas dryer leads to premature burner shutdown (longer time required to dry laundry). The gradual temperature increase of an electric element is more "forgiving" in homes where the dryer venting is less than ideal.
AD is auto dry you may need to clean the sensor or you may have a fauilty one ...Auto Dry
Loads dried using the Towels, Heavy Duty, Normal, Perm
Press, and Delicates cycles will dry automatically at the
selected temperature to the desired dryness level. The
dryer uses sensing bars to sense the moisture level of
the load as it tumbles through heated air. Auto Dry
cycles save time and energy and protect fabrics. The
estimated drying time will be displayed for about 5
minutes, then the outside of the display will light up in
a circular track to indicate the drying time is automatically
being determined by the sensors. When the load
has reached the selected dryness level, it will continue
to tumble, unheated, during a Cool Down period. This
helps reduce wrinkling and makes items easier to handle
during unloading. The estimated Cool Down time will be
Drying time varies depending on size and dampness of
load and fabric type. If the load is too small or almost
dry, the sensing bars may not detect enough moisture
to continue the cycle and the cycle may end after a few
minutes. Select a Timed Dry setting to dry such loads.
Room temperature and humidity, type of installation and
electrical voltage or gas pressure can also affect drying
For cycle selection turn the knob on the front of the
dryer control panel. The light will illuminate next to
the cycle selected. The following is a brief description
for what cycles should be chosen for certain items and
materials to be dried.
Problem solved! We read on here about someone else addressing the AF code by removing the back panel and fixing the pully that had come off. Belt was fine, with pully back in place dryer now works perfectly again. Thank you for saving us so much time and money!
Does the dryer dry fine? If your dryer is taking too long too dry you might have a venting obstruction that is not allowing the dryer too sense that the clothes are dry so the timer won't advance. Try disconnecting the vent from the back of the dryer and dry a load unvented and see if the timer advances.