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Offline dougc

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DLG8388 LG Gas Dryer question
« on: November 08, 2010, 11:53:03 PM »
I downloaded a service manual for the DLG8388 dryer thinking it would have instructions on igniter replacement. While it does not have specific instructions it shows a parts pictorial and it looks like it is accessible after removing the front panel. It looks like it is accessible on the bottom right. Is this correct? If not can anyone give me replacement instructions for the igniter.

Mine is not bad but I am assuming it might be the first thing to fail and I want to be prepared. Dryer is two years old.

Thanks, Doug

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Re: DLG8388 LG Gas Dryer question
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010, 09:19:14 AM »
Remove the top first. Then remove the control panel. Next remove 4 screws atop the front panel and 2 screws inside the door at the filter housing. Then lift the front panel off. This dryer rides on 4 wheels not unlike that of a dot dryer (Whirlpool dryer of tomorrow, filter is inside the door). You remove the front shroud then release the belt from the idler and lift out the drum after removing that shroud.
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Re: DLG8388 LG Gas Dryer question
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 11:14:18 AM »
Thanks. But just so we are on the same page. After removing the drum, the igniter is then accessible to the bottom right? There is no need to remove anything on the back?

I know this is a relatively new product but I am curious what failures repair guys are seeing?


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Re: DLG8388 LG Gas Dryer question
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010, 08:59:14 PM »
The LG Guy on this forum is John63. Perhaps he will jump in here and help us out.
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Re: DLG8388 LG Gas Dryer question
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2010, 10:42:13 PM »
No word from John63?????

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Re: DLG8388 LG Gas Dryer question
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2010, 07:23:08 AM »
I don't work on LG appliance's, However I do work on dryers.  :)   Anyway, I wouldn't stock up on to many parts before the machine breaks.  You never know what is gonna go bad, and you could have a pile of parts that you'll never use.

Most common parts on dryers that fail are, Gas coils, Safety thermostat, Hi limit Thermostat, Belt, Drum rollers, Control Boards, Thermistors.

With that said,  Who knows what will fail. 

The igniter can be changed from the front of the machine only, the top needs to be pulled, then the control, then the front to access all of the components of the machine.   
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Re: DLG8388 LG Gas Dryer question
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2010, 05:23:58 PM »
OK, thanks for the help on this. Just having the service manual and knowing basic layout and assembly makes me feel easier.

Doug

 

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