Question about LG DLE8377 Dryer

1 Answer

My dle8377wm lg etectric dryer wont heat - LG DLE8377 Dryer

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • LG Master
  • 7,482 Answers

ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then:
Check your Wiring
Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. In this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.
Check the Door Switch
If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. Check for continuity you should have none with door open, and should have a reading when closed. If not replace the door switch.
Check to make sure you heating problem is not a lint build up in the discharge hose or the dryer,as this condition can cause heater/thermistor problems such as overheating of the heating coil leading to failure of the coil and burnout of the thermostat/thermistor due to overheat.
Sounds like your problem may be with the heating coil. Remove the back/or front just under the door of the machine and try to locate the air duct going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside/outside the air duct you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistors. Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
If the heating coil is ok, then:
You can check the thermostat/thermistor one at a time by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape or with an ohm meter to test the thermostat/thermistor. (Should have/show continuity)
If the coil heats up then replace the thermostat/thermistor.
(Thermal fuse.If it overheats the dryer will not operate. It's located on the blower housing. It cannot be reset. A vent clogged with lint can cause it to overheat. You can test it with an Ohm meter or continuity checker, if no continuity, replace it)
DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST.
This could cause a FIRE, as you have removed the safety of overheat from the machine.
Right after replacing a dryer element, always run the dryer on 'air fluff' / 'no heat', and go outside to verify there's plenty of air coming out your vent system.
If the vent's clogged, that new element can burn out very quickly.
For further instructions on how to replace the element go to the following website:
davesrepair.com/DIYhelp/DIYreplacingWPLdryels.htm
This is a FREE answer, Please rate me

Posted on Oct 03, 2010

  • 1 more comment 
  • Anonymous Oct 03, 2010

    ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
    Check to make sure you are getting full 220 Volt power to the dryer, if you are then:
    Check your Wiring
    Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, burns and the connection breaks. In this has happened to your dryer, you need to replace the power cord and the terminal block inside the dryer to which the wire is attached.
    Check the Door Switch
    If the door switch or the door-switch actuator is defective, the dryer won't work and you need to replace the failed component. The switch is inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. Check for continuity you should have none with door open, and should have a reading when closed. If not replace the door switch.
    Check to make sure you heating problem is not a lint build up in the discharge hose or the dryer,as this condition can cause heater/thermistor problems such as overheating of the heating coil leading to failure of the coil and burnout of the thermostat/thermistor due to overheat.
    Sounds like your problem may be with the heating coil. Remove the back/or front just under the door of the machine and try to locate the air duct going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside/outside the air duct you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistors. Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
    You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
    If the heating coil is ok, then:
    You can check the thermostat/thermistor one at a time by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape or with an ohm meter to test the thermostat/thermistor. (Should have/show continuity)
    If the coil heats up then replace the thermostat/thermistor.
    (Thermal fuse.If it overheats the dryer will not operate. It's located on the blower housing. It cannot be reset. A vent clogged with lint can cause it to overheat. You can test it with an Ohm meter or continuity checker, if no continuity, replace it)
    DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST.
    This could cause a FIRE, as you have removed the safety of overheat from the machine.
    Right after replacing a dryer element, always run the dryer on 'air fluff' / 'no heat', and go outside to verify there's plenty of air coming out your vent system.
    If the vent's clogged, that new element can burn out very quickly.
    For further instructions on how to replace the element go to the following website:
    davesrepair.com/DIYhelp/DIYreplacingWPLdryels.htm

    This is a FREE answer, Please rate me

  • Jeff Pressly May 28, 2012

    door switch?! HUMPH! It didn't heat - not completely dead. don't tape the thermistor together on this model because it's completely different with an electronic board. it reads a varying resistance and could ruin the board. BOO!! Hiss! Bad answer. Most likely a heating element , a thermal fuse on the element or the pcb - P# 6871EL1013A. These suckers are difficult for most homeowners to attempt repair themselves. Good luck though!

  • Jeff Pressly May 28, 2012

    What's a door switch have to do with a heating problem? You wouldn't tape this thermistor either - it has 4 wires, goes to the pcb and could ruin the board. Most likely the problems are a heating element, thermal fuse on the heating element, or the pcb Part # 6871EL1013A. This could be difficult for most homeowners to attempt. Wish you luck! :)

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Lg dle8377wm over heating


You will need to replace the "high limit thermostat". Under normal conditions, the dryer's primary operating thermostat will cycle the heater on and off to prevent temperatures from rising too high within the dryer. The hi-limit thermostat will remain unaffected through all of these cycles, since the temperature inside of the dryer will stay lower than what is required to activate the hi-limit sensors (generally 250-degrees Fahrenheit, though the exact temperature may vary on some dryer models).
Here is the part you need to order.

Nov 09, 2012 | Dryers

1 Answer

I am getting a lot of moisture inside my dryer. LG TROMM Model #:DLE8377WM


Hi,

If your dryer is not drying like it once did or if you just have nottaken the time to give yourself a clean dryer in a long time then youneed to do that. At least once a year the dryer cleaning should takeplace. Lint build up in the dryer duct is one of the main causesfor your dryer to fail.

Here is the rest of this tip about DryerMaintenance

heatman101

Aug 02, 2011 | LG Dryers

1 Answer

My LG DLE8377WM dryer stop spinning. Turns on fine, smells as though heater element turns on but the tub won't spin. Can hear what sounds like a motor trying to turn.


Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


heatman101

Jun 25, 2011 | LG DLE8377 Dryer

1 Answer

My LG tromm dryer wont heat and i don't know how ignite the pilot


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.



if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....



If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.



check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101
]\]\]\]\]\]\]\]\]\]\]\]\]\]\]\]\]\

Aug 02, 2010 | LG TROMM WM2688H 4.0 cu.ft. Front Loading...

1 Answer

Lg dryer wont heat up DLEX7177RM how do I reset the thermostat


Hi,

If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.



if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....



If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.



check out this electric no heat tip...


heatman101
]\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

Apr 30, 2010 | LG DLG3788W Gas Dryer

2 Answers

LG Dryer won't dry, no heat.


The heating coil is not too big of a problem to replace if you are mechanically inclined and have tools to do the job.
If you plan to try to repair the problem yourself, then the first thing you want to do is unplug the dryer from the electric.
Remove the back of the machine and try to locate the air tube going from the blower to the drum. Normally inside the air tube you will find the heating coil and the thermostats/thermistor.
Once you have located the heating coil, remove the two wires from it and check the coil with an ohm meter across the two terminals of the coil.
You should read continuity across the terminals, if not you will need to replace the coil as it is faulty.
If the heating coil is ok, then:
You can check the thermostat/thermistor by removing the two wires and taping them together with electrical tape.
If the coil heats up then replace the thermostat/thermistor.
DO NOT LEAVE THE WIRES TAPED TOGETHER AFTER THE TEST. This could cause a fire, as you have removed the saftey of overheat from the machine.
Good Luck,
Hope this helps

Oct 17, 2009 | LG DLE2512W Electric Dryer

1 Answer

No heat after drying several loads


the vent in your house may be stop up in the wall.

Jun 15, 2009 | LG DLG3788W Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Electric dryer runs but will not heat.


There are multiple overloads and possible an inline fuse (although unlikely). Could be your element also

Apr 12, 2009 | LG DLE8377 Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

320 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top LG Dryers Experts

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

Are you a LG Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...