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Offline lakehavasubound

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LG dryer only works if you hold the power button
« on: June 27, 2015, 08:22:35 PM »
I've got an LG true steam dryer when you push the power button all the lights will blink on for half a sec then shut off. if i hold the power button it comes on and i can set it and start drying... i have propped up a power supply to hold the button in to dry my clothes... any help on what might be wrong would be great...
Thanks!!!

Offline wildimaginations

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Re: LG dryer only works if you hold the power button
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2015, 06:50:00 AM »
Replace the main board.  The power relay switch has failed.
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Offline lakehavasubound

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Re: LG dryer only works if you hold the power button
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2015, 10:24:09 AM »
will do Thanks!!!

Offline olyteddy

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Re: LG dryer only works if you hold the power button
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2015, 10:57:58 AM »
Well without a model number it's just a guess but I'd check if the belt switch is properly closed. On GE dryers if the idler arm is a little bent the switch won't close and you have to hold the start button down. Might be the same with LG.

Offline lakehavasubound

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Re: LG dryer only works if you hold the power button
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2015, 11:15:11 AM »
sorry couldn't find the paperwork for it last night... the model # is DLEX5170

Offline Rick32k

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Re: LG dryer only works if you hold the power button
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2015, 06:15:31 PM »
I agree with the power relay on the MCB call.

 

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