Author Topic: LG Dryer wont heat- replaced the heating element and the thermostats  (Read 12545 times)

Offline cotterm

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 10
Re: LG Dryer wont heat- replaced the heating element and the thermostats
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2011, 07:45:09 AM »
it is not fixed.  i replaced the parts, and it worked for two loads then stopped heating again. 

Offline whirlpooltech

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 1367
  • Country: us
  • 20 years of experience
Re: LG Dryer wont heat- replaced the heating element and the thermostats
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2011, 07:52:41 AM »
Are you able to check voltage to the dryer right after it quits heating to make sure one side of the 220 volts is not getting dropped?

Seems like maybe some kind of bad connection if it heats for a couple loads and then quits. Could be a bad connection that opens up after it gets hot then after it cools down it makes connection again.

Maybe a bad connection at the breaker or were the power cord connects to the back of the dryer.

Offline cotterm

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 10
Re: LG Dryer wont heat- replaced the heating element and the thermostats
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2011, 08:06:30 AM »
if that were the case, wouldn't it get hot agin after cooling down?

Offline cotterm

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 10
Re: LG Dryer wont heat- replaced the heating element and the thermostats
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2011, 09:36:28 PM »
The dryer does not heat after cooling.  Any other thoughts at all?  May have to call in a repair man (no disrespect to the pros), but I really like to fix things myself.  I have 3 boys that I have help with projects so that they can learn to be handy as they get older.  We are really into this one!

Offline AJ

  • Technician
    Administrator
  • Member Since: Jun 2007
  • Posts: 9590
  • Country: us
    • ApplianceJunk.com - Appliance Repair
Re: LG Dryer wont heat- replaced the heating element and the thermostats
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2011, 10:25:16 PM »
I don't have any other idea's on this one, sorry. Maybe another tech will have something to add.

If you do call a tech in to repair it please post back to let us know what he found.
Hope you find our website helpful.

Offline cotterm

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 10
Re: LG Dryer wont heat- replaced the heating element and the thermostats
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2011, 10:33:02 PM »
oh man...i was afraid of that.  Could I have gotten a bad thermostat?

Offline tgoods

  • Technician
    Moderator
  • Member Since: Jul 2010
  • Posts: 1526
  • Country: us
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
Re: LG Dryer wont heat- replaced the heating element and the thermostats
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2011, 12:56:49 AM »
I'm with Whirlpooltech on this.  It sounds like your voltage is dropping off.  Check voltage where your cord connects to the dryer.  Check it while it's running and has a load.  Check your outlet and breaker.  Pull the breaker out and check the busbar.

Offline cotterm

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Aug 2011
  • Posts: 10
Re: LG Dryer wont heat- replaced the heating element and the thermostats
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2011, 07:38:18 PM »
well, one of the thermostats in the heater housing is blown.  You can actually see where it melted.  The company I bought it from is replacing the heater assembly and both the thermostats.  Once I receive them on Monday and put back together, I will give an update.  Sounds like it was just a bad heater of thermostat that they sent.  At least thats what I think.

Offline AJ

  • Technician
    Administrator
  • Member Since: Jun 2007
  • Posts: 9590
  • Country: us
    • ApplianceJunk.com - Appliance Repair
Re: LG Dryer wont heat- replaced the heating element and the thermostats
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2011, 08:01:21 PM »
Mystery solved.  O0

Let us know when it's up and running again...
Hope you find our website helpful.

 

Dryer not heating, thermostats and element good

Started by Norm D

Replies: 8
Views: 4488
Last post June 25, 2010, 10:53:58 AM
by Norm D
70 Series electric dryer.. no heat.. its not the heating element

Started by dans70dry

Replies: 10
Views: 5154
Last post September 19, 2010, 11:39:29 AM
by JWWebster
dryer not heating, fixed wire and replaced element

Started by Chief

Replies: 2
Views: 1000
Last post August 01, 2012, 11:24:07 AM
by RegUS_PatOff
LG gas dryer wont heat

Started by berniet

Replies: 17
Views: 16073
Last post December 03, 2014, 12:15:07 AM
by BillR625
Broken dryer heating element

Started by nivard

Replies: 2
Views: 5417
Last post April 19, 2008, 08:10:20 PM
by BrntToast
Kenmore 70 series electric dryer...wont heat

Started by lalakelley

Replies: 53
Views: 41265
Last post November 24, 2011, 02:40:03 AM
by RegUS_PatOff