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Drum wont stop

As soon as we close the dryer door, the drum starts turning immediately, even if we haven't turned the power on. The door switch is good. Heating elements are ok (41 ohms). I believe it may have to do with the centrifugal switch or the main board. Those I believe are the most likely culprits

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    commish24 Feb 14, 2014

    In addition my wife just told me if we power it up and run it, it will go dark after a few minutes but keep running with no heat or display. More likely the board I think

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If you checked the heating elements you should have see an envelope that is enclosed in the machine. It has all the diagnostic information and tests that techs use.

Posted on Feb 14, 2014

Testimonial: "I actually checked the heating elements from the relays on the control board. I didn't go directly to the elements. There is a small wiring diagram on the side of the machine."

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SOURCE: The Drum on my LG DLE2512W Dryer will not turn

no problem with motor or control board. fault is with the motor capacitor only. this is often attached to the motor or near it. the value of the capacitor will be printed on it (usually about 8uf) and you should be able to source from an electrical spares shop

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Sounds like the starter winding is out.

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there are a couple of thermal fuses also that could be blown inside the back check these also

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SOURCE: drum won't turn-belt is good-motor

If you can manually turn the drum, the motor's start windings may be bad.

If you can't get the drum to move, check to see if a sock or other small item is stuck between the drum and the inside of the front of the dryer. If you see nothing, it's possible that one or more of the four drum rollers is/are seized.

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