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Offline gthoman

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Re: LG Dryer will not power on
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2011, 10:00:42 PM »
OK....since its a steam dryer have to deal with all the parts on top...thats why I was hoping a different way to get in, but I might give it a try. By open do you mean to check for continuity? And would this cause the power not to come on?? Thanks for all your help...

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Re: LG Dryer will not power on
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2011, 10:14:03 PM »
Open means the part is not able to carry electrical current. A dryer in this config will have multiple backup safety's If the limits on the element are fine and it won't run look for a blown safety on the blower housing is what I would do. Have you seen the video?


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Re: LG Dryer will not power on
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2011, 10:47:29 PM »
Yes, I did check that video but it doesn't have the steam dry stuff up top, but I figured out how to take that off and get the drum out.....Now I can see everything. I checked for continuity again on the ones I took a picture of, and those seemed to be ok, also found the one behind the blower motor and that one also seemed to be work(hear beeping when touching both sides)...., not sure how to check the thermistor? Any ideas? Thanks....

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Re: LG Dryer will not power on
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2011, 11:10:08 PM »
I think I did the thermistor test correctly....hooked up the multimeter to ohms and it read 10.6 and its around 75 degrees in my house.....I'm running out of ideas......Any other suggestions? Do I just need to test for continuity on the thermal fuses?? Thanks again....

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Re: LG Dryer will not power on
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2011, 12:16:38 AM »
To be sure remove the wires from all the components to check for open circuit conditions
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Re: LG Dryer will not power on
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2011, 12:24:36 AM »
I did disconnect the wires before testing...There are 2 control boards on this dryer...the one I was sent was the display....maybe its the other control board...who knows...might be calling someone in the morning....thanks for the help...

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Re: LG Dryer will not power on
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2011, 11:07:52 AM »
Did you replace the control board?  That may be your problem.

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Re: LG Dryer will not power on
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2011, 02:59:47 PM »
Thanks for all the help, I did order a control board and it should arrive tomorrow, since noone around here stocks LG parts.....I'll update after I try it...Question..If I have everything disconnected, door, steam stuff, will I be able to connect the control board and plug in the dryer and should I get power to the control board? Or do I need to have the door and other thing connected? Just hoping I can do a quick test once the board comes in......Thanks again...

 

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