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I have a brand new LG gas steam dryer. The flow sensor shows 4 bars which the manual says means I need to clean the ducts and remove a blockage. What ducts? Under the lint filter? Clean with what tool? Is the sensor just really sensitive?

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SOURCE: LG DRYER 5955 - No heat; 4 bars in test phase; NO blockage!

some dryers have what is called a thermo fuse if it overheats due to bad venting the thermofuse opens and need to be replace it whit about 1:lonk mounted on the back of the dryer cost aprox 6.00 thanks from gilles

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Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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i got the same problem and no repair man could help . i think i just got mine fixed 6-15-09 .what you do is go behind the dryer , remove the air duct and then remove the pipe that is inside the machine by removing one screw . this will give you access inside the machine .first clean as much as you can of the lint inside by vacuuming it . if you look to the left you will see 2 wires with a black button in the middle this is the ignitor ,clean it good because i think the dirt is not allowing it to light up . i did that and mine is working but the cooling light is still on .

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: LG DRYER 5955 W FRONT LOAD

I had the same prob. and got this from LG:

Dear James,

Thank you for contacting LG. We are delighted to hear from you as our Valued Customer. I sincerely apologize for the delay and any inconvenience you are going through with your unit.

I will be more than glad to assist you.

When the venting is just installed, in order to see the correct result in the vent testing option of your unit, is necessary to wait for 2-3 full cycles.

If after this period of time, the correct results do not appear, please contact us back via e-mail or call our Customer Service Department

If you have other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us again either via email, or by calling our customer service division at 800-243-0000 at your convenience.


Emely M.
E-mail Administrator
Customer Interactive Center
LGEAI

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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SOURCE: the check filter light keeps coming ob to my lg

Clean the vent all the way to the outside.
The dryer will take 4-5 loads to reset the filter sensor.

Mahe sure the vent is not smashed behind the dryer.

Posted on Jan 20, 2010

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The CHECK VENT duct blockage sensing system detects and alerts you to blockages in the duct work that reduce exhaust flow from the dryer. This light does not indicate any problems with your dryer. If this light blinks, it indicates that your home's exhaust system/duct work has a serious restriction

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Check under the lint filter. Pull it out,look inside the slot it fits in, and clear all lint from this area.

Is it possible you have used the WRONG VENT MATERIAL?
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Check your vent hood outside. You may have a restricted or damaged vent hood. It must be clean and free of lint buildup. Check the damper and make sure it opens fully and easily and is free of lint.

I know you said you have no elbows, but I have posted the pipe run lengths with and without elbows. Keep in mind this is with 4 inch rigid or semi rigid metal ducting.

Measure the length of your exhaust system and count the elbows. Use the chart below to see if your duct is too long. If it is too long, have the duct routed to another location that is within the venting guidelines.

0~90 degree elbows=65 ft of 4 inch rigid metal duct.
1~90 degree elbow=55 ft of 4 inch rigid metal duct.
2~90 degree elbows=47 ft """"""""
3~90 degree elbows=36 ft """"""""
4~90 degree elbows=28 ft """"""""

You should always use duct tape or metal tape on all joints, NEVER USE SCREWS, as screws capture lint inside the pipe.

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First take a look at the dryers ducting between the dryer and the wall to make sure the vent duct (normally a flexible style) has not been crushed or kinked.
If the dryer duct to the wall is in good shape then in most cases there is a blockage some where between the wall where the ducting connects to the vent and where it exhausts outside.
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