Question about LG DLE2514 Electric Dryer
The past few days, the only way to turn off my dryer is to open the door. Otherwise, it will go forever. For about a week before that, it would stop at 6 minutes and keep running until I turned off the power. Has anyone else had these problems?
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I have the same model LG 2514W dryer. It has been working great for the last 3 yrs. Just recently it started to pause at 6min and continue to dry when everything inside was dry.
Do not waste your time calling a repair guy. It is not the digital/circuit board at all. These products are not self cleaning and which dryers are? It is just minor maintenance that should be done periodically. Below is the solution:
1. First have your vacuum nearby and remove the lint trap and vacuum it. Then proceed to vacuum as much as possible inside.
2. Once this is done you'll see two screws in the center of the housing for the lint trap. You'll see this when you stick your head in the dryer. On the right is the sensors. Remove them. Then remove the outter ones on either side of the larger housing for the lint trap.
3. Once this is all done start to vacuum all the lint and other build up. After that you'll need a damp cloth and start cleaning all the remaining build up of lint etc. Wipe the sensors etc. Once it is all clean put it back together and do a test run with some dry clothes.
I haven't had a problem since. Remember to do this once or twice a year. Remember they are not self cleaning.
Posted on Jul 09, 2008
Is it a mechanical timer you turn (the "clickety-clank"-kind) to set the time? Sounds like something in it has been worn out. Shouldn't be too hart to get a replacement for it,t and you should also probably be able to replace it yourself unless you're very "un-handy", or want to play it safe.
Posted on Nov 26, 2007
I called LG because I have the same issue. They said it was chemicals from dryer sheets building up on the sensors. I haven't tried it yet - but they said clean the sensors in the drum with water and a mild soap if necessary and that should correct the issue.
Posted on Jan 06, 2008
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