Our LG was running, but didn't heat either. So I checked the vent and found bird eggs in there. We then got a man to come to clean the whole dryer vent (he picked out a birds nest).
We then called an appliance repair service. He came, checked (smelled)everything and told us, that the control board needs to be replaced. This would cost $420 plus labor. Him just looking and smelling the dryer cost us $90.
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Re: No heat here either
It appears so. Plugged dryer vent should not cause a problem with control board. Good service tech should be able to use a cordless drill powered brush to clean entire length of vent, providing the vent is not the flex plastic ****. A simple clamp on amp meter test would confirm the dryer element (electric model) to be working. I'd advise you to turn your dryer on and see if you have a strong flow of air out of the outside dryer vent cap. (outside the house, where the bird nest was) Sounds like you could possibly use a new dryer vent cap, with a bird screen cover and a large 4 inch flap. (not the low profile 2 inch flap)
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Call LG people before you call the service man. Really, you have no heat. Check out the heating circuit...heater, t/stats; vent. etc. Something is sensing that the filter is blocked when it is not....check air flow. I doubt the board is a problem at this point.
if it has heat but isn't drying clothes you need to clean out the dryer,next time send the brand name and model number. unplug the dryer.you need to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,go outside and make sure the vent is clear,then take off the vent line from the back of dryer,if it's a long run blow out the vent line with a leaf blower,if there's a birds nest or something in there it will blow it out,then you have to vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is,you should do this once a year so you don't have a fire and less problems with dryer,let me know how you make out
Check for lint build up in the flex pipe connecting the dryer to the vent pipe.. While it's disconnected clean the duct on the back of the dryer.. A great lint cleaner is a "webster duster" on a pole...you can get alot of lint out with one of these.. k
ask for old the fuse ,,lg have resettable thermostat...keep me posted,,its a push botton thermosatat..also they replaced this thermostat with a higher rated one,,,if you need part # just ask onthejob keeps uint from having to be reset...
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 !
Sounds like to me, that you need to check the vent going outside from the dryer. I had the same problem, and found a birds nest in the dryer vent on the outside of my house restricing air flow. If that doesn't fix the problem, look into a new heating element and or thermostats for the dryers. The old ones could just not be getting hot enough anymore. Good luck.
Are you getting little or no lint on the lint screen? Are the clothes coming out nearly as wet as they went in, but feel warm? If so, you probably have a blockage somewhere in the vent/duct. Don't just check the back of the dryer, but also check the duct thru the wall and the point where it exits the house (exterior wall or roof). Many times birds will nest in the exterior vents or if they have a screen to keep the birds out it may become clogged with lint. If you have a window nearby try drying a load with the vent hose disconnected from the wall and hang it out the window (you COULD vent it into the house, but you may end up with lint everywhere and a lot of moisture in your house).
If one of the two thermal fuses are blown you will not get heat.
Thermal fuses blow (and are not resetable, they must be replaced) when
the machine gets too hot. Often this is caused by not enough air flow
through the machine. Check and make sure your exhaust vent is not
clogged. Clean it the best you can to get all the lint, dead mice,
bird nests, etc. out. Also make sure air is blowing out of the machine
when it is turned on. If not you have a blower problem.