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Offline boardslide

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LG dryer won't stop running
« on: June 07, 2012, 04:11:23 AM »
Hello all, I've been searching and searching but have not been able to find anyone posting with this issue.  My LG DLE2516W works, but won't stop spinning after it's done.  The only way to make it stop is to open the door and/or unplug it.  The display will count all the way down and then turn off and the heat will stop, but the drum will continue to spin.  The moment I close the door it will start to spin again, and if I push the power button the display will turn on and I can select a program.  If I press the start button it will begin to heat and work like normal until it's done and the display turns off yet the drum is still spinning.
 ???

I cleaned out the lint and the moisture sensors.  Running the diagnostics the moisture sensors will count up to 255 and the temperature will go up if I let the heater test run.

Any ideas?  TIA...

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Re: LG dryer won't stop running
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 08:02:54 AM »
Most likely cause is the motor relay is stuck on the main control board.
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/Appliance-Parts/lg-pcb-assembly-main-item-number-ap4458343.aspx

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Re: LG dryer won't stop running
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 02:10:01 PM »
Id have to agree with scrapiron. It's a main pcb fault in the relay: either stuck points or shorted relay circuitry holding the relay closed.

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Re: LG dryer won't stop running
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 06:52:15 AM »
Thanks guys.  Manual didnt show much in the way of motor relays or switches so I'll start here.  PCB on the way.   O0

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Re: LG dryer won't stop running
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012, 01:56:04 PM »
Just an update for future searches, it was indeed the main PCB.   O0. Very easy to replace.

Thanks!!!

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Re: LG dryer won't stop running
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2012, 02:19:08 PM »
Good to know, thanks for the update.

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Re: LG dryer won't stop running
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2012, 04:21:04 PM »
I've had this same problem. I'm not a technician, but savvy with general handyman type jobs. Is this a part I could order and replace myself? Thanks for the help!

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Re: LG dryer won't stop running
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2012, 04:52:59 PM »
I've had this same problem. I'm not a technician, but savvy with general handyman type jobs. Is this a part I could order and replace myself? Thanks for the help!

What is the model number of your dryer?

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Re: LG dryer won't stop running
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2012, 04:54:52 PM »
DLE2050W

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Re: LG dryer won't stop running
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2012, 04:58:32 PM »
Here is the parts list for your dryer.

LG Dryer Model DLE2050W Parts

Your model dryer uses main control board part # EBR36858801

 

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