Quite simply the dryer will not power up....i have checked the breaker and do have power to the outlet....is there some sort of reset, fuse, etc ? I purchased the dryer 23 months ago.
We have an LG TROMM DLG5988W gas dryer. We have checked the filter and ducts and there were no major obstructions. There is power to the unit,(lights and controls work). The dryer won't start after we choose a mode,eg. normal mode. Any idea..?
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If your breakers are old. I'll start by replacing the breaker to the dryer at the box. It is a common failure. Breakers wear out to. Check the power cord for any burnt markings and look at the outlet as well for burnt or discolor contacts. This will overheat as well causing the breaker to exceed the limit and trip it.
If there is not lights or anything in the refrigerator, then you aren't getting power. Start out checking the outlet - if you don't have a multimeter to check it, use a hair dryer plugged in to that outlet to see if it will work. If it doesn't then it is between that outlet and the main circuit breaker box or even a bad circuit breaker.
If it does work or you have lights in your refrigerator it is probably either the starting capacitor, start relay or compressor.
LG refrigerators are more sensitive to power fluctuations than other models and we have had to replace a lot of starting caps and relays - but sometimes it is the compressor.
This could be a bad breaker or a loose connection in the dryer plug/outlet. If the dryer just will not work at all and there is voltage at the dryer's outlet, then the dryer is defective. I would then suspect the motor as the culprit.
Your circuit breaker may be bad. Run dryer and if breaker gets hot after 10min or so the breaker is bad.
Higher heat settings draw more amperage thus tripping the bad or undersized breaker. 30 amp 2 pole breaker required.
Ck. the power cord for signs of arching. Replace power cord or outlet if damaged.
Check the breaker in your home's breaker box. The dryer will be the only thing that is on it. It will be a double breaker and looking might not tell you if it has tripped. If it isn't marked just grab the swich and see if it's "wiggly" on each double breaker. If you find a wiggler, flip it all the way over to "off" then back to "on". If the breakers are all fine, the next place to check is the wall outlet itself. If you have a volt meter, first check the slots in the outlet. If you get nothing, pull the wall plate off of the outlet and check the wires leading to the outlet. If they have power, replace the outlet. To the best of my somewhat experienced knowledge, there is no fuse in dryer and I know there is no breaker in it.
Need a voltmeter that can check for ~220 volt AC across the two slanted contacts in the wall mounted power outlet for the dryer power cord. If present, then problem is within the dryer case--probably an open heating element. If not present, check the house electrical panel to see if the twin breakers have tripped. I so, push handles OFF then ON. If trying the dryer again, and it quits heating, it probably tripped the breakers again which means that the heating element is shorted inside the case.