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Offline NCButterfield

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LG DLE2250W Not Heating After Dryer Fire
« on: August 15, 2013, 02:09:42 PM »

We just bought a new house and a new dryer ( LG DLE2250W ). We used the dryer several times before there was a fire due the previous owners of the house having not cleaned the vent in a while, if ever. Now the dyer does not heat.

I checked the thermal fuse, high limit thermostat, and heating element with a multimeter on the 20 ohm setting and got the following results:

thermal fuse and high limit thermostat: 0.3
heating element: 40

I'm no electrical engineer, but I think this means that all three parts are OK. So, assuming that I did check the three parts correctly and they are all OK, what else could be wrong?

Thanks for any help in advance.

Offline tgoods

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Re: LG DLE2250W Not Heating After Dryer Fire
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2013, 11:23:37 PM »
It looks like the components you checked are good.  Check for 240 vac to the hot leads to the dryer, it could be a tripped breaker.  Did you check both coils of the heating element?  Since there are two heater relays on the control board, it's probably good.  If the power and all the wiring looks good, the only thing left is the motor switch.  It can only be checked with the motor running. Check for voltage between 1 and 10 on the motor plug.  If you get a 240 vac reading, the motor switch is bad.