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I think my LG DLE 2516w dryer got too hot. I have read of a reset switch that may need to be flipped. Could anyone tell me how to access the switch?

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  • john_elet Oct 03, 2010

    I have read that if this particular dryer gets too hot because of lack of circulation, it can flip a "switch" that will need to be reset. Can you tell me if this model has this switch, and how to get to it? I think that I can reset the switch myself, but if that is not the case I will need to know how to test the sensor or the thermostat.

  • john_elet Oct 03, 2010

    I have tried the things suggested. Would you be able to tell me if my model of dryer has this switch that I have read about on the Internet? If so, could you advise me of how to access it?

  • john_elet Oct 04, 2010

    I have read that if this particular dryer gets too hot because of lack of circulation, it can flip a "switch" that will need to be reset. Can you tell me if this model has this switch, and how to get to it? I think that I can reset the switch myself, but if that is not the case I will need to know how to test the sensor or the thermostat.

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There is no actual reset switch in these,but the High-Limit thermostat has an auto reset if it becomes too hot and this is your problem,its not opening and the element cant cycle on and off to keep the correct temp,its accessible through the front panel below the drum area on the heater element case,you need to first remove the top cover to remove the front control panel and front door panel

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Hi

Dryer getting too hot means failure of temperature sensor or thermostat. You'll need to check and replace these. Try and pull out the cable of the dryer or flip the circuit breaker (if any connected seprately for dryer of the main circuit breaker). Hope this helps... If it does please do not forget to accept the solution or post back for assistance.

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