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My LG WM3431hs has stop drying well.. i've heard that this might be because of a clogged pipe in the washer/dryer. I'm pretty good at fixing cars.. and would think i could fix this but have no idea what to look for. thanks.

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Mine is doing the same, did you figure this out?

Posted on Jan 21, 2011

  • jonhan528 Feb 20, 2011

    No i havent. i heard we need to open it and unclog a rubber hose.. but i havent got to it yet.. would be great if someone chimed in about this.

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I have a lg wm3431 and it does not dry i get and error code of dhe every 10 minutes is it expensive to fix?


The dryer heater is not working. You will need a technician to diagnose this problem. It is possible that the condensate tube and 2 thermistors are clogged with lint debris and will need to be cleaned out.
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If the washer is not draining then it is due to a clogged drain pump or a drain filter or a kinked drain hose. To resolve the issue you'll need to clean the drain hose, inspect if the drain hose is plugged. If the hose is fine, then remove the front kick panel and access the drain pump and filter, if you are unable to find the pump and filter remove the back panel as well and trace the drain hose to the bottom of the tub. There is a drain filter connected with the drain pump. It usually gets clogged, and needs to be cleaned every 6-8 months or so. The drain filter is a small white filter connected to drain pump with a hose. If it still doesn't work then you'll need to check the connections of the drain pump, check the electrical connections with a multimeter. If it still doesn't work then you would need to replace the drain pump. Hope this helps...


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Many states require a metalized pipe to meet code because the plastic pipes can be a fire hazard in situations such as yours.

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How to resolve "PF" power failure on an lg WM3431HW Hello, I have an LG WM3431HW which is a combo washer/dryer. It is around 4-5 years old. It was working fine, then recently after completing the washing cycle and after a few minutes after the start of the dryer cycle. The dryer cycle shuts off without error (power to unit still on). We opened up the top and cleaned out all the lint caked on within the dryer duct and made sure lint trap off drain pump in front was cleaned. We started again and received a DHE error. We confirmed the dryer element was heating up fine. We also tested continuity to through the dryer thermostats and it had continuity. Also confirmed appropriate voltage over dryer element. We then took dryer duct fan off, turned it upside down and re-connected to make sure it was turning properly. It seemed to start and stop and it was also very hot so we thought there was a problem with the fan so we replaced the fan, and to be safe, also replaced the thermostat. Once that was done, a few seconds after the unit goes into the dry cycle, the cycle stops and shows a "PF" power failure error. We checked all connections we can find but everything looks connected correctly. We eye-balled the power board to see if there was any burn spots or anything else noticeable but nothing. We also eyeballed the power filter for the same but nothing looked out of the ordinary. The heating element was hot and confirmed the dryer fan duct was revolving, albeit for a short time. It seems that there is something tested after the heating element is started and the fan revolving, that is not working and which is telling the unit to shut off or "power failure". We had also unhooked the dryer thermistor to see if anything looked unusual but looked fine and re-connected. What else can I check and what part is likely to be at fault ? Since the wash cycle runs fine, I am hoping the power board is fine. Thanks

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