Question about LG Dryers
I have an LG Model DLE2512 Dryer and the sensor dry thing is making me crazy. Basically, when you use sensor dry the dryer shuts off prematurely. I know that a lot of people think that the vent must be blocked but I checked it already. And the dryer works perfectly when you set the timer in the regular mode. Clothes don't take long to dry at all.
So it seems like some controller or something is messed up. I read on this site that you should clean the sensor and I did that - disconnected the wires, cleaned it real well and replaced it. No result.
What is really weird is that when you start the sensor dry cycle the timer starts out reading a believable time. Say it shows 50 minutes. If you wait about ten minutes (when the timer should show 40 minutes) the timer will drop back to show just 15 minutes remaining. So about 35 minutes just simply disappear. Then the machine counts down the fifteen minutes and shuts off with the clothes still damp. So something is definitely weird with this one.
Thanks for your help.
Use alcohol to clean the sensors but also take the sensor bars all the way out and clean all of the trapped lint behind them. The lint affects the sensors. Pry the connectors off-impossible to pull off. Bend tab on sensors to release them from plastic grid holder.
Posted on Mar 06, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check your venting. Insure it is not clogged as this can cause the unit to stick at 6min mark. Just before the cool down period.
Posted on May 31, 2008
I had the same problem with mine. My wrinkle free setting some how got turned off. As soon as I turned that back on machine kept running and dried the clothes fine.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
Check the following areas thoroughly to address this issue.
Make sure the dryer vent hose, as well as the rest of the vent duct, is not clogged.
Unless regular maintenance is performed, chances are there is a lot of lint accumulated inside the dryer. This might affect the drying time and could be a fire hazard. Make sure to have your dryer cleaned regularly. Because this might involve taking most of the dryer apart, it is recommended to have a qualified appliance repairman perform this task.
There are a couple of cycling thermostats inside the dryer. If one of them breaks down, it might affect the dryer's performance. Replace the defective thermostat.
3. Heating element
A heating element might only be partially burned out, in which case it would still work but will take longer time to dry the clothes. Replace the element if found defective.
NOTE***(This unit is equipped with a dryness control board. if all points above check out ok, replace this board).
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
Maytag gas dryer MDG7600aww, (Model number corrected). Below is a link, courtesy of www.repairclinic.com showing the parts breakdown and disassembly procedures.
This link shows the most likely cause of your issue.
This link shows the next likely cause of your issue. Remove the front panel and inspect the sensor bar which is located at the 4 o'clock level on the drum bulkhead, ( see the first link for location). Ascertain that 2 wires are connected to it and that black sensor bar is not cracked or broken.
This link will offer more assistance if the above 2 items check good.
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
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