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My LG dryer will not power up

Quite simply the dryer will not power up....i have checked the breaker and do have power to the there some sort of reset, fuse, etc ?  I purchased the dryer 23 months ago.

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  • christinac Nov 05, 2007

    check filter light is blinking and all the setting lights are blinking, when you push the start button it will not stay running

  • sokkermom Nov 17, 2007

    The door switch seems to be working fine...I don't know what an actuator is...anything else I can try?

  • MARGARETG Jan 29, 2008


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  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    Whe I turn on my 2 yr old dryer it has "check filter" light flashing and other lights flicker. When I hit start it runs for about 2 seconds before going off. I noticed the last few times I used it on sensor dry that it would get stuck at 6 minutes and not shut off. Now it no longer works. Help!! (Filter is cleaned after every use) It id LG Tromm DLE2515S

  • MARGARETG May 07, 2008

    Hi Jill, I had same problem with same dryer model in January of 2008 I just kept trying it and pulling out lint trap and putting it back in and after 2 days it started working again. I think somehow the lint trap was not in alignment and would trigger sensor and shut off dryer afer a few seconds. Yes It is extremely irritating and I don't know that it won't happen again. My dryer is now about 30 months old but the problmem started when it was 2 yrs old Bought it at Best Buy.

  • Anonymous May 18, 2008

    my LG electric dryer stuck on cool only

  • SKW914 May 22, 2008

    Have the exact same problem, started a few months ago with it being stuck at 6 min and now the check filter light is blinking, but the lint trap is clean and the dryer won't power up. Will try suggestions below and let you know if it works!

  • Anonymous Jun 21, 2008

    My LG Dryer (DLE2516W) will not power up at all. I checked the breaker - no issue. There is weird electrical smell near the dryer. Is there something in the unit that I can replace?

  • Ron Sep 07, 2008

    DLE8377WM owned for about a year and a half. Power to dryer is on (the light turns on when the door is open) but the power button will not turn on the super fancy lcd display. What a POS this thing is!!!! Even when it worked, it never dryed very reliably (sometimes very damp). The old kenmore it replaced worked better and in the 13 years I had that one it never had a SINGLE problem. I wish I never purchased this LG washer/dryer. $2700. %$#@$#

  • Anonymous Oct 25, 2008

    Same problem here, light works but no dryer. I fixed the problem though by using a dryer brush & vacuum on the lint collector. Lint trap was packed with lint and after I cleaned out, it worked again. Poor design.

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    i just had the dryer installed and i turned it on once and it will not turn back!!



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Check the door switch or the actuator for the door switch. hope this helps.

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The check filter light comes on when you turn the dryer on and at the end of the cycle. This is normal and is just a reminder. The blinking lights are indicating a problem with the door switch/light switch. Check the connections and replace if necessary.
Sometimes if you have a very short venting run it will not read the sensors correctly so you have to restrict the air flow and it will correct this. Tape part of the outside vent, but only on real short runs.
Inside the door there are two sensors and they can get coated with fabric softener, use a nylon scotch pad and clean them if your sensor dry is not working correctly.
Also clean your lint trap once a year as it can get clogged as well.

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I vaccumed out the filter area and unplugged for about 30 minutes. Seems to be working fine now. But haven't done much laundry...

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You may have a broken door switch.  That would be the most likely source of your problem since the machine will not work if the computer senses that the door isn't closed.

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