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My lg dryer quit heating it is stuck on the cooling stage it seems. The cooling icon is on all the time. The LG rep on the phone seems to think it is the conttrol panel does that seems correct

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  • acekabase Jan 03, 2011

    I found the sensors and they seemed clean, I cleaned them anyway. The cooling icon still stays lit on all cycles including timed dry as well.



    Any other thoughts.

  • acekabase Jan 03, 2011

    I gave you the wrong model number the model I have is DLE5955W no DLE5932W...It is an electric model.

  • acekabase Jan 05, 2011

    My LG dryer is not drying on any cycle. The venting is clean but it was 50% clogged when I diagnosed the problem. Could it be a sensor on the heating element? Ther are no codes listed on the front panel.

  • Joy Cook
    Joy Cook Jun 27, 2017

    Sensor needs to be replaced

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Hi.

The timer board is replaced only when everything else is testing good.

More than "cleaning" the "sensors" (which are called thermostats, thermistor and moisture sensors) must be tested using a multimeter. What must be cleaned are the air ducts.

The first thing to check is air ducts. Disconnect power, pull appliance forward and remove the vent hose at the back of the dryer. If the dryer starts back you have a ventilation problem. Remove all lint from vent hose and vent duct to fix the problem.

If that does not work, then the thermistor and thermostat in blower assembly must be tested and eventually replaced. Termostats and thermistor are tested by removing them from circuit and reading impedance (Ohms) at their terminal with a multimeter. If the part returns open (Ohms infinity) at room temp, then the part is bad.

Please refer to diagrams in the page below to locate parts:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/LG-Parts/Dryer-Parts/Model-DLE5955W/3204/0151200?pathTaken=

Regards.

Ginko.

Posted on Jan 03, 2011

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NO! Just clean the sensor bars off, located inside the drum, near the lint filter. They are two curved metal strips, about 1/8th inch wide, about an inch apart, and about 4 inches long.
What often happens is when people use fabric softener sheets in the dryer, the sheets give off a waxey substance which coats these bars, preventing the moisture from the clothing from getting to the bars. When that happens, the dryer does not sense any moisture, so it just runs the 6 minute cool down. (note: time dry would not be affected by this, only automatic dry)

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Take a look at the rear of the timer switch. Look for any broke or loose wires. Also look at the back of the selector switch for the same loose wires. One may have come off. If those look good, then you will need to replace the timer switch with this part.

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