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LG DLG5988 installation Vent size

What size is the vent opening, so we can get the right size tube.

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Re: LG DLG5988 installation Vent size

The vent is a 4 inch round opening.  Per the manufacturers specifications, you should only use 4 inch solid metal vent pipe, not plastic or metal foil vent pipes.

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Re: LG DLG5988 installation Vent size

I currently have 6" flex metal duct from my old maytag NOT foil, Can I use a reducer to connect the LG 4" to my 6"?

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Re: LG DLG5988 installation Vent size

You can use metal foil 4 inch .it will take less room in the back of the dryer.and it is very eaisy to install.

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The clean filter light was flashing but it stopped after I cleaned the vent but still won't heat, Is there another vent/filter in this dryer?

the blinking filter light is just a reminder, not connected to anything. goes out when you start cycle. however, if the dryer overheated then it may have blown the thermistor fuse. check out or for how to videos and parts.

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I have an lg 5988 dryer, only will stay heating on delicate cycle. any other cycle I have to reset, by pushing the button on the sensor on the exhaust inside back of dryer. I replaced that sensor 3 ti

Sounds like a airflow problem. Either the House vent is clogged or some major build up in the blower or lint housing.

Remove the vent hose from the dryer and see how well it is blowing, then reconnect the vent and check outside, it should be close to the same.

House vent should be short and strait as possible, and metal venting only.

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check for blocked vent tube issues,, if the machine can't vent correctly it goes on then shuts down with the heat over and over again Until its just gonna stop. If thats not the problem check out this blog by Heatman

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Bathing suit lodged inside dryer vent chamber

Without actually seeing exactly where the item of clothing is lodged, this will be a tough problem to resolve. However, as a guess I will suggest the following:

Carefully pull your dryer away from the wall, far enough so you can get behind it. Be carefull not to stretch, pinch or damage your gas line. Next, with a screwdriver, unscrew the large vent clamp that attaches the aluminum vent to your dryer. Pull this vent pipe off the dryer inlet and see if you can access the lodged item. If not, you may have to attack the problem from within the dryer.

Good luck!

Feb 21, 2011 | LG DLG5988 Gas Dryer

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Cold air during running checked power and gas still no heat

Gas models have a resetable high limit thermostat. It is a dime sized disc with two wires attatched located near the front side of the gas combustion chamber. There is a pin in the center of it which needs to be pushed in to reset it. It trips when dryer has poor vent conditions. (long and / or restricted air flow in vent)

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Long drying time

Check your exhaust vent in the wall. It may be plugged with lint debris causing long drying times. Best way to test it is to disconnect the vent from the wall and run a normal load to see if the dryer runs normally. If so, you will need to have a professional clean out your exhaust vent for proper operation.
Good luck

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I have an LG Gas dryer. Almost daily no heat is

Check your exhaust duct - the long tube that goes from the back of your dryer to the vent outside. It may be clogged with lint.

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Your vent to the outside is restricted and needs to be cleaned out.  To check this, remove the vent line behind the dryer and run a load.  If the clothes come out dry in a normal time, the problem is in your vent.

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I have a lg dryer model dlg2532w gas dryer it does get warm

if the cloths are warm and wet the problem is not with the dryer but in the venting. check the air flow at the end of the line (where the exhaust leaves the building) if the air baffels are not fully opening when the drier is on there is probably an issue with the venting. remember to tape up the venting joints after inspecting it because it is also the exhaust for the gas. hope this helps.

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