Question about Dryers
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I'll start by saying your post indicates it is obviously a LG dryer. Thank you for posting the complete model number, this way I can speak directly about possible remedies instead of generalizing.
You mentioned this happens intermittently, and if you unplug the unit and plug it in again the drum continues to turn correct ?
I've come across this issue only several times and in one case it was simply an issue of the start button snagging on the control panel, thus constantly sending a "start" signal to the pcb.
Sometimes this will manifest in the dryer shutting down immediately after start up, other times never shutting off.
The only way to be sure this isn't happening is through a process of checking each time one pushes start the button completely returns to the released "open" position...usually by way of gently rubbing your finger across the button.
There is a possibility the control itself is the culprit as I've seen on the other occasion. The actually key on-board the control is getting stuck in the start position, but that is something I've only seen on one occasion.
I'd start by monitoring the stuck key possibility before moving forward, if you can definitively rule that out we can move forward...likely the circuit board part #6871EL1013C...there are actually 2 separate boards behind the console, the one I listed intigrates the start button.
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Posted on May 29, 2011
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If you have already tried cleaning the vent then the problem is with the Thermostat. When the thermostat goes bad it cannot be reset and replacing it is recommended repair.It is located on the blower wheel housing inside the rear panel to the exhaust duct. You can test it for continuity before replacing, if thermostat reads continuity then the problem is with the start switch that is bad needs replacement. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.
Posted on May 28, 2011
Start switch is going bad, Tim:
Posted on May 28, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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