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Offline brockinfla

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LG electric dryer spins no heat
« on: May 03, 2009, 10:49:16 PM »
Can anyone give me an idea what to look for or reset for an LG DLE8377 electric dryer that will not heat.

It spins and the bower motor runs, I just get no heat. I also have no error codes and everything seems to be in order.

I opened the machine up, lint traps are clear, heater elements look to be in tact no wires or contacts broken.

I do not have a service manual or know how to force the machine into diagnostics.

Any help or advice before i call a repair service, and cuss up a storm?


Offline Al Capone

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Re: LG electric dryer spins no heat
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009, 11:04:26 PM »
Hi,

Not a appliance technician myself, but here is your service manual for that model dryer.

DLE8377WM LG Dryer Service Repair Manual 46 pages, 7.87Mb

Take a look and see if the service manual helps. If not let us know.

Maybe one of our appliance techs will jump in with a word or two of advice. :)
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Offline RegUS_PatOff

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Re: LG electric dryer spins no heat
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2009, 07:42:22 PM »
It may be a bad Heating Element, or one of the Thermal Overload devices..

If you could test them with an OHM meter ...
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Re: LG electric dryer spins no heat
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2009, 12:08:41 AM »
There is a thermal fuse and a bi-metal switch on the side of the element housing, there is also a bi-metal switch on the blower housing and all three can be checked with an ohm meter.  The bi-metal switches can be reset by putting them in the freezer, but they will then blow at lower temps so it is a temp fix at best.  If it is the fuse it will have to be replaced. Just be sure to check the element at the same time. :)
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