Question about LG DLE0332 Gas Dryer
DOES NOT HEAT UP . IGNITOR IS GOOD.
I had similar problem with my LG DLG2532W gas dryer:
1) Power on machine:
- Check Filter light comes on (LG says this is OK at start)
- Time lights have all dashes
- All Program cycle lights on (Air Dry up to cotton towels)
- This is all normal
2) Select program cycle (cotton towels for example)
- Check Filter light now goes off
- Time shows 58 minutes
- Dry Level, Temp Control, etc are set automatically
- This is all normal
3) Push start (this is where the trouble begins)
- The "drying cycle" light starts blinking (good)
- The dryer starts turning (this looks good...but)
- The ignitor (heating coil that ignites the gas) never heats
- The gas never comes on (because ignitor not on)
- No heat ever is produced.
Net result is dryer looks normal and runs, but there is no heat.
There is no error code...nothing to tell you anything is wrong.
Your only recourse is to call a technician because the manuals do not explain anything in any detail.
Thank goodness for the internet. I just needed the one clue that there was a reset button on the thermostat. That fixed my problem. Here is some more detail in case someone else is having this problem:
There are apparently two thermostats in the dryer. They are on the exhast tube that houses the burner element and the ignitor. One is on the top half of the exhaust tube near the dryer wall and the other is on the bottom half of the exhaust tube toward the center of the dryer. The one on the bottom half of the exhaust tube in the one with the reset button. Before pushing the reset button PULL THE PLUG ON THE DRYER OR TURN OFF CURCUIT BREAKER. The reset switch is between two wire leads that go to the thermostat and you will probably shock yourself if you try to push the button with the power on. If you open up the right side access cover on the dryer, then you can see the exhast tube. It is about 5 inches in diameter and (looking thru the right side access port), it will be sloping up from left to right as it runs from the front of the dryer to the back. You can see another exhaust tube further away from the port and lower down, but the one you are looking for is closest to you and higher up. If you look back toward the front of the machine (left), you can see two wires hanging down from the opposite side of the exhaust tube. The wires run to the thermostat which you can also see on a bracket standing off the exhaust tube. In between the two wire leads that run to the thermostat is the reset button.
Bottom line....pull off right access port cover, look in and left for thermostat hanging down off of exhaust tube. Press button between the two wires going to thermostat. It is a 3 minuite operation if you can get to the right side access port.
If you cannot get to the right side access port, you can pull off the fronf of the dryer and get to it that way, but it is much harder. You start by popping the dryer top by pushing in a putty knife between the top cover and front cover about two inches away from the top left and right edges of the machine. This is tricky and takes some fidling. I just pryed mine open the first time, but now I see how it is supposed to be done. After popping the top, you can take off the front of the machine. There are two screws on the top and then two more on the bottn half of the door. You have to open the door to get these two screws out. There are some wires going to sensors and switches that have to be disconnected.
It is much easier to access the thermostat thru the right side access port.
Posted on Dec 01, 2007
AFTER RESETTING HEAT MAY KICK OUT AGAIN SOMETIMES.WHAT CAUSES THE RESET BUTTON TO TRIP ALL THE TIME ? CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN THE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS ?
Posted on Aug 17, 2008
Great job. I have dlg2532w that had the same problem.
Look here for the service manual (not too helpful - but diagrams process for removing front cover) http://22.214.171.124/contents/Laundry/DLE5932/DLE5932_Service_Manual.pdf
If you remove the front cover, from the front, look down to the right. you will see a tube running to the back (dryer vent tube). The thermostat is on the left side of that tube, about 7 o'clock position. There are two wires on a netal hanger assembly. The button is nestled up between them. Pushing the button is not dramatic. You can barely tell it has been reset.
Posted on Apr 09, 2008
Orange county, CA
Thanks Engineergeek and Sreechowl.
I have the same problem with LG DLG0452w. The Global Appliances service technician said the flame control is bad. It need to be replaced and want to charge me 550.00 for the service. After I read your post and I follow the instruction to reset the thermostat. It worked. Fixya!
Global appliances service is a liar. Nerver do bussiness with them.
Posted on Jan 11, 2008
There is a reset button on the thermostat which can be accessed from the front of the machine at the bottom right. It is hanging behind the ignitor etc. and is very tiny. MAKE SURE you either unplug or flip the circuit breaker before open the machine. You can open this machine by unscrewing the top from the back and sliding something thin under the latches at the fornt and then unscrew the door and remove the front. Or you can pay a repair man $75 to reset it for you.
Posted on Oct 05, 2007
My dryer is not heating and I can not find the reset button because I do not know what the thermostat looks like. I've opened the dryer and see a bunch of wires and the ignitor, but the thermostat I can't see to find or recognize it. I need some help idenitifying it.
Posted on Mar 28, 2008
If your reset button continues to trip it may be due to a 'dirty' machine. Take the machine out in the garage or some area outside where you can vacuum and blow out all lint. Clean it down completely. I did this after it kept shutting off the gas ignition and now it works just fine.
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
I have the same proplem. I open the top cover first, then the front cover and access to the reset botton from the front. After the reset the dryer work like a champ .... Yaaaaahoooo!!!!!
Thanks EngineerGeek, RickW and Orange county.
from Cypress Ca
Posted on Nov 01, 2015
Bad flames sensor and or gas solenoids replace them both..
Posted on Aug 26, 2007
SOURCE: LG DRYER DLG2532W GAS
Dryer doesn't get hot. Replaced all the sensors and still it doesn't get hot. Doesn't get hot in any mode. All vents are clear. I'm thinking that maybe there may not gas getting ignited, but I know nothing about gas stuff and am not sure if thats the problem. Any ideas of what I should be looking at next?
Posted on Oct 14, 2009
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