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Offline bestcell

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LG Dryer totaly dead
« on: August 11, 2010, 07:50:44 PM »
Hi, My LG electric dryer DLE7177 has decided to stop working. I have no light nothing.
Completed the following checks:

1) breaker is good.
2) outlet is good.
3) power cable good.
4) door switch good.

Would greatly appreciate any help!!

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Re: LG Dryer totaly dead
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010, 08:21:18 PM »
I have an older manual which I am sure would help you get inside the machine. I would look for the limit on the heater element although I WISH John would come back and speak up.
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Re: LG Dryer totaly dead
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010, 01:10:40 AM »
<<<Hi, My LG electric dryer DLE 7177 has decided to stop working. I have no light nothing.>>>

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If the power to the dryer is verified and is 220 volts...

If the POWER button is pressed and absolutely *no* lights are lit on the control panel---then the MAIN BOARD has failed.

Part Number: 6871EL1013A

Good Luck.

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Re: LG Dryer totaly dead
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010, 08:51:47 AM »
Thanks John
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Re: LG Dryer totaly dead
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2010, 04:30:08 PM »
I installed a brand new control board, still dryer is dead. Any other suggestions?

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Re: LG Dryer totaly dead
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2010, 04:35:40 PM »
Have you tested the voltages at the (3) Studs on the Dryer's Power Teminal Strip ?
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Re: LG Dryer totaly dead
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2010, 08:39:11 PM »
My LG DLE 7177 was totally dead. I replaced the control board, still dead. I am showing 120V @ Dryer outlet. Do i need 220V for dryer to work? would be a breaker problem or power cord issue? thanks

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Re: LG Dryer totaly dead
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2010, 09:04:07 PM »
An electric dryer needs 240 to work right. You might just have an electrical problem instead of an appliance problem.
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Re: LG Dryer totaly dead
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2010, 10:13:10 PM »
bestcell,

I merged your two topics into one. Being your questions are still about the same appliance there is no point in starting another topic.

Please keep all your questions about this dryer in this topic as it will make it easier to help you.

Thanks,

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Re: LG Dryer totaly dead
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2010, 04:23:36 AM »
If it is an electric problem, where do i need to start looking the breaker?

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Re: LG Dryer totaly dead
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2010, 08:21:35 AM »
All electric dryers have a dedicated 30 amp double pole breaker at the electrical service panel You need an electrician at this point.
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Re: LG Dryer totaly dead
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2010, 03:33:19 AM »
If you have 240v at the wall AND to the back of the dryer, your gonna need to check some other components.  If you have the tech sheet handy that will help. I would first start at the thermal fuse, motor, motors centrifigal switch, thermostat then check the element. If any one of these are bad your gonna need to check your ventalation also before replacing parts.


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Re: LG Dryer totaly dead
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2010, 09:33:45 AM »
The blower housing safety is an auto reset one. It could be open though and that would kill power to the motor. The broken belt switch and the door switch could also kill the motor. The other safety's are in the heater circuit and would not kill power to the motor.
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