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LG dle5001w dryer stuck in cooling mode


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#1 boz86

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:47 PM

Can't seem to get the dryer out of the cooling mode. I've cleared the vent lines from the back off the dryer all the way outside.

 

Any thoughts?



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#2 john63

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

If the dryer heats during a cycle---but the COOLING light flashes on the Control Panel---normal.


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"

#3 boz86

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:41 PM

Ah, but that's the rub, it's not heating.



#4 john63

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:54 PM

1) Verify 220 volts at the receptacle.

 

2) Inspect the plug terminal connections (back of dryer) for loose/burnt wires.

 

3) Test/check the THERMAL LIMITER on the side of the Heater Housing (continuity test with a meter).

     If the vent system (in the home) was restrictive/blocked---this would be the cause of a failed THERMAL LIMITER.


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"




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