Question about LG Dryers
Burning smell shuts off
My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.
You have a dangerous situation.
1.) First, your dryer is shutting down because your dryer is plugged up with lint and there is no air flow. You need to remove the top cover and control panel, the front cover and if your hot air distribution manifold id in the back or front end, remove that and clean. With a dry rag (DO NOT USE LIQUID CLEANERS), wipe the grease and grime off all components.
2.) The burning smell is the lint burning. Fortunately, due to the lack of air, the lint is being extinguished.
So far you are lucky. You have not had a major fire. DO NOT USE THE DRYER UNTIL THE ABOVE TASK HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED.
I wish I could provide you with more specific information on your dryer, but you did not provide a model number.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have you checked your outside vent while it was running to see if the dryer was venting 100%. If your clothes are hot and humid I would say clean your vent pipe has a blockage and needs to be cleaned out. Also as far as the burning smell you could take the front off (unplug first) the dryer of by removing 4 screws one above and one below the latch and two at the bottom and there are two clips one at the top left and right push in with a puddy knife and lift the top up a couple inches and lift the front up off the bottom holders. Then you will have access to vacuuming the lint that is floating around the burner.
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
I called LG after seeing this light as well and they say it's supposed to stay on and should "blink" at the end of the cycle. I've never remembered this light staying on in all the years of owning this machine but she (LG rep) said it was normal. Otherwise, if you've checked everything and it's not drying clothes, you may need to have your dryer serviced. :(
Posted on Dec 14, 2009
You might need to check the exhaust on the rear of the Dryer, or the blower motor iether one has lint inside, restricting the air flow
Posted on Dec 23, 2009
Hi, from what you describe, it sounds like you may have incomplete combustion, which would leave a residual odor while burning. Check your vent, on the outside where the flap opens and the exhaust leaves the building. Anything blocking that vent may cause an air flow problem. If you have good air flow when the dryer is running, the problem is going to be at the gas valve/burner and may need a professional. In my town, the gas company will come out and check problems like this for no charge, they don't replace parts but are good at troubleshooting. Best of luck.
Posted on Jan 17, 2010
The problem might not be with the dryer, but with the washer. Let me explain. When I first got my LG w/d set, I did a web search, and found that front load washers tend to build up bacteria and mold(which one person said was staining her clothes). The solution was to leave the door of the washer open when not in use. That worked for me for the most part, but the musty smell persisted. I found that the soap tray was getting dirty(from mold/bacteria), and the area inside was even worse. So now I remove the soap tray when not using the washer. Also, some appliance stores have cleaning packs that dissolve in an empty washer load. They are supposed to clean out residue and kill bacteria that cause odor in "HE" washers that may only be noticeable from the dryer. The brand name of the product I have is "Washer Fresh", and they're about $12 for 6 "PowerPacs".
Posted on May 07, 2010
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