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I hooked up my Dryer in a different house and when I plugged it in it powered up and ran for just a few seconds and quit then I noticed a burned rubber smell. The light works when opening the door but there is no power to the control panel when I push the power button. I did not know if there it has fuses or not or what else it could be. thanks tanner

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Hello, Welcome to Fixya. It sounds like the belt may have broke or come off and activated the "kill switch". I'd also suggest you check you have 240vac to your plug and also into the dryer side of the power cord. Can you confirm this is indeed an LG dryer model DLE2516 as I think there was I repair tip on those I'll need to look up. I think I have a service manual on my PC but I won't be able to check until the "AM". I'm on my iphone and the PC is off for the night. It is approx. 11pm mtn time where I am so if you can wait I'll find it and provide more info. If you are fine with waiting until morning do not reply as that will automatically push me out of your solution post four hours after you reply If I dont post back, and I wont be able to as I will be sleeping and unable to reply. I will post first thing in the AM. Thank you for choosing FixYa. Hope to talk again soon and provide more info. Regards, Macmarkus :)

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    Mark MacDonald Mar 18, 2011

    Hello again,

    Just following up on my previous post. I looked into any "repair tips" for that specific LG dryer and there are none. Some of the LG dryers had revisions made to the control board, your's (LDE2516W) isn't one of them.

    As I alluded to previously, I'd start by checking the belt, likely easiest to simply reach into the drum and turn it by hand, if it spins freely it likely is the belt, if however there appears to be "drag" it likely still has the belt attached.

    You can also feel through the back for air flow as you spin the drum, if the belt is attached the blower will spin as well therefore if it has no air flow the belt has probably come off or broke.

    The other area I alluded to checking was the voltage supply to the the dryer has 240Vac to it.

    If you are able to check these things and dismiss them being the trouble I'll assist you going forward in any manner I can. Good luck.

    I'll watch for your reply. Thank you for choosing FixYa today.


    Macmarkus :)


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