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lg dryer--igniter not working
« on: March 28, 2009, 04:02:57 PM »
LG DLG5932S dryer works but no heat.  Replaced igniter and frame detect sensor like trouble shooting chart shows.  Still nothing.  I am getting 120v to both leads into the igniter and a continuity test on the igniter itself reads .540    Not sure what i should be looking for on the continuity readout, but I am assuming if I am getting power to the igniter and its not warming up, something is wrong in the igniter.  Any thoughts?

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Re: lg dryer--igniter not working
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2009, 10:13:48 PM »
Thank you much for any and all info.  I read the tutorial and have a good understanding of all the components, what they are and what they do.  What I am having a hard time with is trouble shooting.  (following electrical charts is not my forte...)  But,  if while the dryer is running I am getting 120v to the igniter and its not glowing, does that mean it is bad?

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Re: lg dryer--igniter not working
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2009, 10:29:49 PM »
It is IF the sensor has continuity. Try this laymans test: (be careful)
Remove the wires from the sensor. Get the dryer going and touch those 2 wires together. If the ignitor starts to glow then stop there. You have a bad sensor. If it does not glow then the ignitor is bad. If you hold the wires together and the ignitor glows you should be able to seperate the wires and the coils will take over. Power from the ignitor is now shifted to those coils. The coils snatch open the gates and the gas flows out onto the screaming hot ignitor. Houston we have ignition! The fire will keep blasting out so have someone standing by to unplug the dryer and kill the flame.
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Re: lg dryer--igniter not working
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2009, 11:17:19 PM »
ok, tried touching the 2 wires together from the sensor while dryer was running and igniter did not come on.  I have been thinking it is the igniter because I am getting 120v to the igniter but nothing happening.  THis is a brand new igniter, replacing my last one that broke and hard to believe I would get a bad igniter right off the bat....

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Re: lg dryer--igniter not working
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009, 10:14:35 AM »
..I am getting 120v to both leads into the igniter and a continuity test on the igniter itself reads .540
If there's 120v to the Igniter and it's not working, it's bad.
But if it has some continuity, it's good.

Check those connections again.
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Re: lg dryer--igniter not working
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2009, 01:27:10 PM »
tester jumps around for a while showing different numbers under .9 for continuity test and then finally settles at 1 which tells me the igniter is bad.  Thank you for helping me out!  If you have any other thoughts......   Thankyou

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Re: lg dryer--igniter not working
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2009, 01:45:43 PM »
tester jumps around for a while showing different numbers under .9 for continuity test and then finally settles at 1 which tells me the igniter is bad. 
any steady reading is OK, unless the Igniter is cracked ...

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