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All is working fine on LG DLEX7177 Dryer, but no heat. I've checked lint trap and connection which are not blocked. Should I try the reset and if so, where is it?

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  • kristin_hall Nov 16, 2009

    Hello,
    This doesn't help much. All is working, but I need to know what to do for my LG model DLEX 7177. Though the dryer works fine, there is no heat to any cycle. I need to know how to reset this model.

    Thanks,
    Kristin

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Check with an ohmmeter or voltmeter the power leading to the heating element. If there is power, then element is probably bad. If no power, then a relay or selector control may be faulty. \
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Here are a few more recomendations as well as waht you tried.
The heating element have got old and brittle over time and finally gave up the ghost. But it is not always the element. It could be one of the safety Hi-limits have blown. All parts of the dryer will have continuity if its working properly. Test for continuity by using a meter set on Ohms,or use a poor man's meter. You can make your own poor man's meter by using an ordinary flashlight . Break the circuit in the flashlight and add a couple of wires to it so that you can make the light come on in the flashlight, that's right hot wire that flashlight. When the bulb lights up you have a circuit! You now have a poor man's meter. The next step is to check each little gizmo on the dryer that the wires attach to. All the limits attached to the side of the heat element, the door switch (when door is closed) etc.should have continuity (closed circuit)(the light should come on in the poor man's meter) If you come across an thing near the blower housing with 2 wires attached to it, that is a thermal limit, a safety or a control thermostat (So as not to get a false circuit you need to remove one of the wires to each thing you check) Look for lint buildup or blocked vent going out the house. If everything is good and you have paid the electric bill, then the timer could be bad.

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    Roger Campbell Nov 16, 2009

    LOL Kristen.





    you checked all of these parts with a Ohm meter??? I feel you are over looking something. I know for a fact that it is only one of these. house fuse or breaker ( needs two of them ), heating element, burnt wire, thermostat(s), thermal fuse ( not all models ), motor heat switch, timer, selector switch, burnt power cord/plug. Evedently you are just cruising for a easy answer that will not appear. Maybe you should look at what you have and troubleshoot the equipment and tell us your readings. Maybe only then can we decide what your issue is. You have missed something or just dont understand waht your looking at. Hope it works for you. I dont think it will till you listen and troubleshoot not just assume you are right. Been doing this for 20 years. I know what Iam talking about. To bad you know more than us. Best of luck.

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