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L.G. Dryer model# DLE0442W - runs for 10 seconds, then off.

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L.G. Dryer model# DLE0442W. It runs 10 seconds and then turns off, then turns back on after 20 seconds and does this continually. I tore the unit down and checked the limits, thermistats, heating element and mechanical parts, they all seem good. Is it likely the main control board and user control? how would i test this prior to ordering parts?

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Faulty motor cutting out?

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<<<L.G. Dryer model# DLE0442W. It runs 10 seconds and then turns off, then turns back on after 20 seconds and does this continually.>>>

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When the dryer "turns off"---do the lights on the control panel remain on or off ?

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The lights stay on...

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Several possibilities.

First---Remove the BLOWER WHEEL (reverse-thread 14mm nut)

Examine the Motor Shaft---for debris wrapped tightly around it (such as a *shoe-lace*)

Second---Verify power from the Motor Relay on the MAIN BOARD---especially after the dryer stops running.

If "no power" from the relay---replace MAIN BOARD.

Third---If MOTOR is not tangled/snared---but is noisy (growl)---it's likely failing.

Fourth---To rule out any (even if slim) possibility of an erratic DOOR SWITCH---test continuity a few times.

Last...

Unplug dryer and check condition and tightness of wires at the TERMINAL BOX (plug connection).

Check voltage at dryer receptacle while dryer is "running".

Check plug connector on Motor---snug/tight fit and undamaged?.

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Most excellent advice, I will get on it.

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