Question about LG DLE5932W Electric Dryer
NO! Just clean the sensor bars off, located inside the drum, near the lint filter. They are two curved metal strips, about 1/8th inch wide, about an inch apart, and about 4 inches long.
What often happens is when people use fabric softener sheets in the dryer, the sheets give off a waxey substance which coats these bars, preventing the moisture from the clothing from getting to the bars. When that happens, the dryer does not sense any moisture, so it just runs the 6 minute cool down. (note: time dry would not be affected by this, only automatic dry)
Posted on Jan 02, 2011
The timer board is replaced only when everything else is testing good.
More than "cleaning" the "sensors" (which are called thermostats, thermistor and moisture sensors) must be tested using a multimeter. What must be cleaned are the air ducts.
The first thing to check is air ducts. Disconnect power, pull appliance forward and remove the vent hose at the back of the dryer. If the dryer starts back you have a ventilation problem. Remove all lint from vent hose and vent duct to fix the problem.
If that does not work, then the thermistor and thermostat in blower assembly must be tested and eventually replaced. Termostats and thermistor are tested by removing them from circuit and reading impedance (Ohms) at their terminal with a multimeter. If the part returns open (Ohms infinity) at room temp, then the part is bad.
Please refer to diagrams in the page below to locate parts:
Posted on Jan 03, 2011
Take a look at the rear of the timer switch. Look for any broke or loose wires. Also look at the back of the selector switch for the same loose wires. One may have come off. If those look good, then you will need to replace the timer switch with this part.
Posted on Jan 05, 2011
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