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LG Tromm dryer now takes two cycles to dry a load

This just started happening last week. The dryer is taking longer to dry clothes. This is the LG TROMM DLG5988w. The lint is cleared from the trap regularly. Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Rob

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  • robdogule Dec 20, 2007

    Also note that the metal piece on the inside of the cylinder is heating up.

  • robdogule Dec 24, 2007

    Hi Bob,



    Thanks for your helpful ideas. I will try resetting the breaker. I'm not sure what you mean by air outlet, but assuming you talking about the air vent. I went ahead and pulled off the vent temporarily and vacummed inside the machine to get any additional lint. I going to see if I can run a load without it connected to rule it out. Also as you mentioned the thermostat my be off. I'm not sure what to do with it and am aware of the electrical hazard so I might stop there.

  • robdogule Apr 28, 2008

    Thank you Bob and Guest. Six months later the dryer is still working. It turned out to be lint in the back of the machine where the exhaust pipe is connected. I pulled off the pipe and vacuumed it out. I think the best hint was the lack of drying gradually got worse over a span of a week. It did not start until I inserted one of those foil coils (vs aluminum or tin) which I have been told that they can cause cloggages quicker. I'm not sure if this is true because I left this on and ever since there has not been a problem. Possibly there was a kink in it. Who knows.

  • robdogule Apr 28, 2008

    Did I say 6 months, I meant 5. Thanks again

  • iluvskunks Jun 16, 2008

    My LG Tromm gas dryer is not heating. It's never really dried the clothes all the way anyway. We'd have to put everything on the highest heat setting and clothes would mostly dry but not completely. However, now we have no heat at all. I've cleaned out the lint section and also disconnected the exhaust pipe to see if heat comes out while it's running. No heat! Any suggestions?

  • candyhannah1 Mar 27, 2009

    I have not heat at all just cold air. It was never the best at heating but now none at all. Only 2 years old

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The problem with the LG tromm dryers are seemingly two fold.
1. The dryer stops heating and drying the cloths. I found out AFTER HAVING IT SERVICED TWICE AND WAITING A MONTH FOR A NON ESSENTIAL PART. The problem turned out to be the dryer vent going from the wall to the outside was severly clogged. Once this was corrected the dryer worked great.

2. The second issue probably is a design issue in that a large amount of lint seems to get by the lint filter and ends up in the vent that the dryer is connected to and goes out side the house. In my case I have a long dryer vent imbeded into the wall to the exterior, in a shorter vent this probably wouldn't be an issue.

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  • lilmonsters3 Oct 01, 2010

    We have had issues on and off with our LG Tromm Washer and Dryer. However, each issue was easily fixed by ourselves. Yes the dryer does let a lot of lint get through, and we now have to clean out the drain filter of our washer. However, with front loaders comes a deal of responsibility in taking care of them. I hated my top loader washer with a passion. Our water bills were outrageous and with 3 kids in sports, school and working on our acre of mountain property these have really saved us. I guess what I would have to say for all the people with problems is that, you will have to do some maintenance work yourself to keep these working in tip top shape.

    If you have an OE error on your washer, go to the bottom left side of the washer to the little door. Open the valve (when you the washer is empty or you'll get a lot of water) clean that trap out and your ready to go. Silt will build up. Also, if you experience water leakage that's your main culprit..
    Dryer, make sure that you take apart the lint trap inside and clean that out with a vacuum. Also clean the lint out from behind the machine too. Take off the duct and vacuum inside the dryer. These are high efficiency machine. You will only have to do this a few times a year. Or you can have a technician come out and do it for you. That would be the very first things they do to check if there is any mechanical error or just blocked ducts.
    I would take the time to do it yourself. Technology isn't perfect, I guess we'll all have to understand that. But I would take these few simple steps over a high priced water and energy bill any day.

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First, check that you are getting 220 volts to the unit. Some will partly work on 110. Turn BOTH breakers off and back on. Check all connections from breakers to unit. Is the air outlet jammed? Then, look at the thermostat. Has the washer spun the clothes as dry as before?

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Rob, sounds like you're on the right track. The other things that could be bad is part of the heater coil is out or, less likely, that you have thermostat or high limit switch issues. These will likely require a service person to resolve. Good luck, sir.

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