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Dryer LG 6DTD3120

I have an LG dryer that was converted to PROPANE last October. It intermittently had problems drying clothes, now it takes FOREVER to dry any load, no matter the setting. I have cleaned the sensors and the dryer drum, per the LG technician's instructions (this was the first time I was told not to use dryer sheets). The dryer is venting properly outdoors, but the clothes just aren't drying (even after 2 hours). Any help would be appreciated, as propane charges are sky high in Wyoming.
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You should change it back to regular gas the problem is in pressure reg gas come to your home at much greater pressure then propane that's why it takes longer to dry the other thing is to keep your lint trap clean because it can affect drying once in while blow out lint hose as well

Posted on Mar 29, 2013

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Do not keep it higher temp unless bedsheets are inside.For normal clothes temp must be at normal level.If more steam remains inside then only clothes will remain damp.Look out for correct RPM.This problem comes due to drive belt also. Even it looks tight just replace blindly.Hope this will solve your problem.All the best to you.

Posted on Feb 10, 2007

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i am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----

Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.


Heating element
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.


Thermal fuse
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)


Wiring
A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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I think you are clogged.

Pull the machine from the wall ... remove the hose and run the hose of a vacuum (shop vac if you have one) into the machine. When you are sure that is clean, turn around and clean the hose ... or better yet - replace it. Lastly, dont forget the outside vent.

With the drier empty, turn it on to air and see what kind of air movement you get out of the exhaust.

Another thing yhou might want to check is the sensor in the drum (this would apply if you have a sensor based drying system. ) The sensor may be covered with some material that prevents it from reading the dampness of the clothing.

and one more thing ... you do have heat ... right? Gas? - you should see flame in the burner - electric, does it heat up at all? It is not beyond the realm of possibilities that your heater is done ... but check the easy stuff first.


I hope this helps you

Let me know what happens

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Posted on Oct 15, 2009

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Hello,
Have you checked your vent for blockage? Over time, lint build-up in the vent and in the back of the dryer makes your drying time longer and longer. Unplug the dryer, pull it out and disconnect the vent. Using a flashlight and a vacuum, clean out the back of the dryer that connects to the vent and the vent itself. If you have a long vent line, you'll need to find a away to clean it out to clear any blockage. I use a hand-held plumbers snake that rolls up and pulls out as much length as needed. Then spin it around in the vent to knock off lint attached inside the vent tube walls. It may be easier to do this from the outside, but you can do it from the inside too. Check your outside vent cap for blockage and make sure the vent flap outside is not stuck closed. Also make sure when you push the dryer back into place, that you don't squish the vent tube, if it is made of plastic or foil. After reconnecting the vent, turn on the dryer. The air flow may blow out the lint you have dislodged with the snake. Clean out as necessary at the outside vent. I have a long vent line on my dryer, so I have do this annually. This has helped shorten my dry time every time I do it. Of course, cleaning out the filter regularly, does help too. The more often you clean the filter, the less lint that will build up in the vent . Hope this helps. Douglas

Posted on Jul 17, 2010

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SOURCE: LG DLE5977W Clothes Dryer takes forever to dry

the most common problem is air flow restriction.make sure the machine is not pushed back to far and the ducting is getting kinked or blocked some how.when the machine is running go to the outside of your home and feel for the air blowing out of the dryer it should be pretty strong if it is not then there is a restrtion in the main line somewhere.and a leaf blower can be used on the inside of the house by sticking the tube in the vent hole and blowing it out but make sure that the outside part of the venting is clear so anything in the main line can come out.

Posted on Nov 17, 2010

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