Water Level Pressure Sensor Error.
1) Verify that the black tube is still connected to the Water Level Sensor at the top of the washer---and to the Air Bell at the bottom of the tub.
2) Remove the black tube from the Water Level Sensor---and blow into tube---to clear a possible blockage. Reconnect and test washer.
3) Water Level Pressure Sensors (6601ER1006E) *rarely* fail.
Source: LG Combo Washer/dryer not drying
The complaint was identical:
"Laundry doesn't always dry" (and the vent system was ruled-out)
The responses were similar:
"Avoid small loads in dryers that have/use MOISTURE SENSORS"
"For small loads---use the TIME DRY cycle"
There is a solution---and it's a very simple one.
Some years back---I had an older lady (widow)---that contacted us regarding her LG dryer.
Her complaint was that the laundry was not dry at the end of the cycle.
Also---the cycle run time/duration was rather short (cycle ended far earlier than initial time displayed).
In her case---she does not wash/dry large loads at all---and rarely does she even have medium sized loads to wash.
On LG dryers---the MOISTURE SENSOR ("bars") are located at the front of the dryer---on the LINT FILTER HOUSING.
If the dryer is dead-level---which hers was---a small load of laundry will tumble in the GIANT DRUM and very erratically come into contact with the MOISTURE SENSOR.
By raising the REAR LEVELING LEGS about an inch---this forced the tumbling small load of laundry to remain at the *front* of the dryer---continually falling/contacting the MOISTURE SENSOR.
On dryers (other brands) in which the sensors are positioned at the rear/back of the drum---simply raise the *front* leveling legs to get the same result.
Technicians can demonstrate to the customer by running the dryer with 2 or 3 small pieces of clothing---laundry will either tumble at the rear of the drum or near the center (in an LG dryer--for example).
Explain to the customer---the MOISTURE SENSORs function and that wet/damp laundry *must* continually come into contact with the sensor (show the customer the location of the sensor).
After adjusting the legs---the customer/owner will notice the laundry moving toward the SENSOR location within 30 seconds of starting the cycle---and remain at that location in the drum for the duration of the cycle.
Source: Samsung Dryer DV350AEW/XAA auto dry not working
Provide your customer with the following information---and they'll be more informed as to how best to use the combo washer/dryer.
Use ONLY "HE" type detergent in the following dosage (for this small-size tub):
HE (regular concentration): (1) Tablespoon Per Wash
HE 2X (double concentrated): (1) Teaspoon Per Wash
HE 3X (triple concentrated): ***NOT RECOMMENDED***
Remind the customer *not* to load the washer tub past the ***black hash mark*** that is located on a sticker/emblem---on the left side of the door/tub opening.
A fully loaded tub will *wash* fine---as long as the clothing is not compressed/pushed into the tub but---the laundry will not dry very well (taking up to 6 hours to dry laundry).
Advise the customer to select/use the TIME DRY dryer cycle rather than *automatic*.
They will need to select the desired cycle RUN TIME for the dry cycle.
After a month or so of using the TIME DRY cycle---the customer will become familiar with the amount of time needed to adequately dry an average-size or type of laundry load.
Using the TIME DRY cycle in a combo unit---eliminates/avoids using the dual THERMISTORS that are located on the DUCT ASSY.
This also allows for a higher temperature during the dry cycle (laundry dries faster).
Use the *automatic* dryer cycles for Delicates only.
Armed with all of this *very* relevant information---the customer becomes less frustrated/more relieved---that not only do they have far better *intel* on their particular combo---but that you ACTUALLY CARED to inform/educate them about it.
It's best to write this down and give it to the customer.
It's *impossible* for the average customer to *memorize* all of this:)
Source: LG washer dryer combo
If you don't work on a lot of these units, they can be strange and mysterious beasts, even leading some techs to go insane on blind, parts-changing rampages in a vain attempt to fix a no-drying complaint.
Brethren, let us unbunch our panties and unfurl our brows while Brother john63, Dean of LG Laundry Appliantology, reveals to us the solution which, like most technical solutions, is stunningly simple once you hear it, yet ever elusive to the uninitiated:
Plan of attack as follows...
1) Remove the DUCT from the tub. Pay particular attention to the area of the duct---where it connects
to the bottom of the tub. Clean the duct system thoroughly.
2) Replace the DRAIN MOTOR (4681EA2001T)
3) Verify that the COLD WATER VALVE ASSY is the ***correct*** one. If not---replace it (5220FR2008E)
Repeat the above steps---every 3 years.
Laundry can be loaded into the tub---3/4s full.
When the laundry becomes wet during the *wash* cycle---the laundry will *sag* within the tub---to approximately 1/2 or less of the tub opening.
This will permit faster drying---than an overloaded combo unit.
Source: LG Combo Washer/dryer not drying
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