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


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#1 AlexM

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

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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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:25 PM

Faulty motor cutting out?

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:12 PM

<<<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 ?
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#4 AlexM

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:12 PM

The lights stay on...

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

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?.
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#6 AlexM

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:52 AM

Most excellent advice, I will get on it.




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