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Dryer not getting hot

The LG dryer (DLE2250) that we have has stopped getting hot. Is there a circuit breaker or fuse on the dryer itself that needs to be checked?

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There's a thermal switch on the elements or the elements themselves may have burned in two and need replacing. Unless you know something about electrical and controls, I'd get a pro to check it...

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Hello davidkado,
There is a high probability that when you replaced your fuse box to circuit breakers that the wiring at the fuse box was retightened. If your dryer had been operating Ok for the better part of a year and then you started to blow fuses on a regular basis.. chances are the wiring coming from the fuse box tap was becoming loose from thermal expansion and contraction and that by changing to a breaker system.. your wiring was cut and reterminated to fit the breaker tap. I suspect you won't be having any additional problems...
Regards,
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Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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You could set the dryer to manual dry and then no heat and see if the result is the same. If it runs then, you have a short in the heating system somewhere. If it still kicks out the breaker, you've got even worse troubles. Most likely an electronic board, and what ever caused it to go, like maybe still a heating system issue. I*d suggest calling a qualified service tech for this one. In the USA, you can find one at http://www.lge.com/us/support/repair/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp

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Check the blown fuses and home’s circuit breaker tripped. Dryer use 2 household Fuses or a circuit breakers, Replace the Fuses or reset the circuit breaker. Make sure that the lint filter and exhaust duct is clean.

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