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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?!?!?!?

  • statusmoe1
    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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