Question about LG DLG3788W Gas Dryer
I've had this dryer for a little over 3 yrs. In the last 3 months I've had 2 different thermostats/fuses replaces. After the last repair I was able to dry one load of laundry and then I had no heat again.
Called the repair man again and this time he tells me its a problem with the vent. Does this sound possible. Why after three years would I start to have trouble with the vent?
I'll take a stab at this and hope I can help ! It could very well be your vent .. After three years of venting gases from drying, it is possible and quite probable that your vent may be restricting airflow from lint/other byproducts of drying. A quick check might be to run a separate vent ( temporary ) in place of your existing one to see if that solves the problem. I assume your dryer is Gas and not electric from the G in the DLG id. If it was electric, then you could vent it in the room for a quick check but since it is gas, I would discourage that. Check the flapper on the end of your vent too to make sure it is opening up when you dry clothes.. the screens on them prevent birds etc from going inside your duct work but they also make a nice place for lint to build up and restrict the air flow. Hope that helps !
Posted on Jul 25, 2008
Mine was doing the same thing. if i take the vent completely off the dryer it works fine. As soon i reconnect it shuts the gas off. In my case it is obviously the vent duct. I'm replacing today.
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
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