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Dryer does not heat up/ dry clothes

LG DLE7177WM. # weeks old. Wored great until yesterday. HAve confirmed voltage to dryer is 240. Have tried sensor dry and manual dry modes. All the bells and whistles work, laundry tumbles and cycle counts down but no heat is ever produced. Getting ready to call LG as it's under warranty but was hoping for a quick fix to avoid this.

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  • 20vturbo Sep 28, 2009

    weird. I pulled it out yesterday to check the vent hose. I pulled it out again today to check for power, upon pushing it back into place it suddenly started heating up again. Two loads later and it's drying away. Never had an intermittent dryer issue before?!?!?!?

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    statusmoe1 Aug 11, 2012

    so what did you end up finding out? Mine is doing the same thing.


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Sound like heater or stat call them out.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

  • quady Sep 29, 2009

    poss loose connection some where, by moving it in and out could of remade connection intermitant faults are quite common and very hard to find sometimes,hopefully it will continue to work.


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Hi Linda,
First I would make sure the dryer is heating. If the dryer is heating then I would check the airflow out of the machine. Check the dryer vents, and check the opening outside where the air comes out. Make sure they are all clear and the air is flowing out properly. Any blockage in the vents will cause the dryer not to dry your cloths. If you find that your dryer is not heating, you should check the voltage to the machine. You should have 220-240 volts AC. If you only have 110 volts then you may have a blown fuse or a tripped breaker in your box. Reset the breaker or replace the fuse if you find one bad. If you are getting the proper voltage to the machine and you have good airflow and still not drying well. Call for warranty service. Do not attempt to do any internal repairs yourself. If you do this will void your warranty and you sure dont want to pay for service on a 1 week old dryer.
I hope this will FixYa, and if you have any other questions please feel free to ask. I am happy to help.
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