LG dryer troubleshooting

Unpleasant smell, strong noise, leaks and other breakages of the drying machine can be eliminated by yourself or with the help of the service. In order to understand what had happened with the equipment, refer to the table of troubleshooting below. You will be able to fix many problems yourself.

LG DLE2512W dryer troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesWhat To Do
Dryer doesn't startDryer is unplugged• Make sure the dryer plug is pushed completely into the outlet.
Fuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped• Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace fuse or reset breaker. NOTE: Most electric dryers use two fuses/breakers.
Dryer dosen’t heatFuse is blown/circuit breaker is tripped, the dryer may tumble but not heat• Check the house fuse/circuit breaker box and replace fuse or reset breaker.
Gas service is off• Make sure gas shutoff at dryer and main shutoff are fully open.
Dryer shakes or makes noiseSome shaking/noise is normal. Dryer may be sitting unevenly• Move dryer to an even floor space, or adjust leveling legs as necessary until even.
Greasy spots on clothesImproper use of fabric softener• Follow directions on fabric softener package.
Drying dirty items with clean ones• Dirty items can stain clean items and the dryer.
Clothes were not completely clean• Sometimes stains which cannot be seen when the clothes are wet appear after drying. Use proper washing procedures before drying.
Lint on clothesLint filter is full• Clean lint screen before each load.
Improper sorting• Sort lint producers (like chenille) from lint collectors (like corduroy).
Static electricity can attract lint.
Overloading• Separate large loads into smaller ones.
Paper, tissue, etc. left in pockets• Empty all pockets before laundering clothes.
Static occursNo fabric softener was used• Try a fabric softener.
Overdrving• Try a fabric softener.
• Adjust controls for less drying.
Synthetics, permanent press, and blends can cause static• Try a fabric softener.
Inconsistent drying timesType of heat• Automatic drying times will vary according to the type of heat used (electric, natural, or LP gas), size of load, types of fabrics, wetness of clothes and condition of exhaust ducts.
Clothes take too long to dryImproper sorting• Separate heavy items from lightweight items (generally, a well-sorted washer load is a well-sorted dryer load).
Large loads of heavy fabrics (like beach towels)• Large, heavy fabrics contain more moisture and take longer to dry. Separate large, heavy fabrics into smaller loads to speed drying time.
Controls improperly set• Match control settings to the load you are drying.
Lint Filter is full• Clean lint filter before every load.
Improper or obstructed ductingCheck the correct installation of air ducts and ventilation.
• Make sure ducting is clean, free of kinks and obstructions.
• Check to see if outside wall damper operates easily.
Check the correct installation of air ducts and ventilation.
Blown fuses or tripped circuit breaker• Replace fuses or reset circuit breakers. Since most dryers use 2 fuses/breakers, make sure both are operating.
Overloading/combining loads• Do not put more than one washer load in the dryer at a time.
Underloading• If you are drying only one or two items, add a few items to ensure proper tumbling.
Clothes are wrinkledOverdrying• Select a shorter drying time.
• Remove items while they still hold a slight amount of moisture.
Letting items sit in dryer after cycle ends• Remove items when cycle ends and fold or hang immediately.
Clothes shrinkSome fabrics will naturally shrink when washed. Others can be safely washed, but will shrink in the dryer.• To avoid shrinkage, follow garment care labels exactly.
• Some items may be pressed back into shape after drying.
• If you are concerned about shrinkage in a particular item, do not machine wash or tumble dry it.

LG DLE3170W dryer troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesSolutions
Drying time is not consistent• Heat settings, load size, or dampness of clothing is not consistent.• The drying time for a load will vary depending on the heat setting, the type of heat used (electric, natural gas, or LP gas), the size of the load, the type of fabrics, the wetness of the clothes, and the condition of the exhaust ducts and lint filter.
Clothes take too long to dry• Load is not properly sorted.• Separate heavy items from lightweight items. Larger and heavier items take longer to dry.
• Large load of heavy fabrics.• Heavy fabrics take longer to dry because they tend to retain more moisture.To help reduce and maintain more consistent drying times for large and heavy fabrics, separate these items into smaller loads of a consistent size.
• Dryer controls are not set properly.• Use the appropriate control settings for the type of load you are drying.
• Lint filter needs to be cleaned.• Make sure the lint filter is cleaned before every load. With some loads that produce high amounts of lint, it may be necessary to clean the filter during the cycle.
• Exhaust ducts blocked, dirty, or duct run is too long.• Confirm that the exhaust ductwork is properly configured and free of debris, lint, and obstructions. Make sure that outside wall dampers can open properly and are not blocked, jammed, or damaged.
• House fuse is blown, circuit breaker has tripped, or power outage has occurred.• Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase fuse capacity. If the problem is a circuit overload, have it corrected by a qualified electrician.
• Dryer is overloaded.• Divide larger loads into smaller loads for drying.
• Dryer is underloaded.• If you are drying a very small load, add a few extra items to ensure proper tumbling action.
Clothes are wrinkled• Clothes dried too long (overdried).• Overdrying a load of laundry can lead to wrinkled clothes. Try a shorter drying time, and remove items while they still retain a slight amount of moisture.
• Clothes left in dryer too long after cycle ends.• Remove items from the dryer immediately at the end of the cycle. Use the WRINKLE CARE option to continue tumbling clothes at the end of the cycle, for up to 3 hours.
Clothes are shrinking• Garment care instructions are not being followed.• To avoid shrinkage, please carefully follow the fabric care instructions for your garment, because some fabrics will naturally shrink when washed. Other fabrics can be washed but will shrink when dried in a dryer. Use a low or no heat setting.
Rdd indicator light is on during the drying cycle• Water supply error.• Check steam feeder drawer:
(1) Make sure steam feeder is filled with water to MAX line.
(2) Make sure steam feeder is seated properly and drawer is fully closed.
(3) Turn the dryer off then restart the Steam cycle.
• Do not use distilled water; the water level sensor in steam generator will not work.
• Pump not working. Unplug dryer and call for service.
Water drips from nozzle when Steam Cycle starts• This is normal.• This is steam condensation. The dripping water will stop after a short time.
Odors remain in clothing after STEAM FRESH™• STEAM FRESH™ did not remove odor completely.• Fabrics containing strong odors should be washed in a normal cycle.
CHECK FILTER light is on during the drying cycle• Lint filter is almost clogged or full.• Pause the drying cycle and clean the lint filter.
FLOW SENSE™ indicator shows four bars during the drying cycle• Ductwork is too long or has too many turns/restrictions.• Install a shorter or straighter duct run.
• Significant blockage of the ductwork due to lint buildup or debris.• Ductwork should be checked/cleaned soon.
• The appliance has detected a restriction in the external dryer venting.Dryer can be used in this condition, but drying times may be longer.
• If exhaust restrictions are sensed by the FLOW SENSE™ system, the indicator will remain on for two hours after the end of the cycle. Opening the door or pressing the POWER button will turn off the display.

LG DLG3788W dryer troubleshooting

PROBLEMCAUSESOLUTION
My Dryer Won 't StartIs the dryer plugged in?Confirm that the dryer's plug is securely and completely pushed into the laundry room’s power outlet
Is the fuse blown, or is the circuit breaker tripped?Check your home’s or laundry room’s fuse box/circuit breaker box and replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. (IMPORTANT: electric dryers generally use two fuses or breakers.)
My Dryer Doesn't HeatIs the fuse blown, or is the circuit breaker tripped?If the fuse is blown or the circuit breaker tripped, the dryer might tumble but not heat. Check your home’s or laundry room's fuse box / circuit breaker box and replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. (IMPORTANT: electric dryers generally use two fuses or breakers.)
Is the gas supply or service blocked or off?Confirm that the house gas shutoff and the dryer gas shutoff are both fully open.
There are Greasy Spots on My ClothesDid you follow the instructions on your fabric softener product?Confirm and follow the instructions provided with your fabric softener product.
Are you drying clean and dirty clothes together?Make sure to use your dryer to dry only clean items, because dirty items can soil clean clothes placed in the same load or later placed in the dryer drum.
Were your clothes entirely clean?Stains on dried clothes are actually stains that weren't cleansed during the washing process. Please review and confirm that you are following your washing instructions and that the clothes are being completely cleaned.
My Dryer Displayed ErrortE1It is displayed when thermistor is not disconnected. In this case, thermistor should be replaced and call a service center.
tE2It is displayed when thermistor is short. In this case, thermistor should be replaced and call a service center.
There is Lint on my ClothesIs your lint filter full?Cleaning the lint filter, and please confirm that the lint filter is clean. It is important that the lint filter is clean before each new load of laundry.
Did you properly sort your load of laundry?In order to reduce the amount of lint in a load of laundry, sort lint producers (like a fuzzy white cotton towel) separately from clothes that might catch lint (such as a pair of black linen pants).
Do your clothes have excess static electricity?There is static in my clothes after drying.
Did you overload your dryer?Divide your larger load into smaller loads.
Did you place any paper, tissue, or other similar material in the load?Sometimes a person might forget to take a piece of paper or a tissue out of the pocket of a pair of pants, and this paper, tissue, or similar material can cause excess lint in a load of laundry. Confirm that the pockets of pants, shirts, and other articles of clothing are empty before washing and drying.
There is static in my clothes after dryingDid you use fabric softener?Try using a fabric softener to reduce static electricity.
Did you over dry the load of laundry?Over-drying a load of laundry can cause a build up of static electricity. Try using a fabric softener or adjust your settings and use a shorter drying time.
Are you drying synthetic, permanent press and blends?These materials can cause static to build up in a load of dried clothes. Try using a fabric softener.
The drying time is not consistentAre you using consistent heat settings and consistent load sizes?Drying time for a load will vary depending on the heat setting, the type of heat used (electric, natural or LP gas), the size of the load, the type of fabrics, the wetness of the clothes and the condition of the exhaust ducts and lint filer.
lt takes too long for my clothes to dryDid you properly sort your loads of laundry?Separate heavy weight items from light weight items when creating loads.
Are you drying large loads of heavy fabrics?Heavy fabrics take longer to dry because they tend to retain more moisture. To help reduce and maintain more consistent drying times for large and heavy fabrics, separate these items into smaller loads of a consistent size.
Are the dryer controls properly set?Use the appropriate control settings for the type of load you are drying.
Is the lint filter clean before each new load of laundry?Please confirm that the lint filter is clean prior to each new load of laundry.
Are the exhaust ducts clear and properly configured?Confirm that the venting is free of obstructions. Confirm that the outside wall dampers are moving freely, that the dampers are not pushed in, and that nothing has been set against the dampers.
Is the fuse blown, or is the circuit breaker tripped ?Check your home’s or laundry room’s fuse box/circuit breaker box and replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. (IMPORTANT: electric dryers generally use two fuses or breakers.)
Did you overload your dryer?Divide your larger load into a number of smaller loads.
Did you under load your dryer?If you are only drying a handful of items, add a few extra pieces to help ensure proper tumbling action.
My clothes are wrinkledAre you over drying your laundry?Over drying a load of laundry can lead to wrinkled clothes. Try a shorter drying time, and remove items while they still retain a slight amount of moisture.
Are you removing your laundry from the dryer soon after the drying cycle is complete?Remove your laundry from the dryer after the drying cycle ends and either hang or fold the items.
My clothes are shrinkingAre you following the care instructions for your garment?To avoid shrinkage, please carefully follow the care and use instructions for your garment, because some fabrics will naturally shrink when washed. Other fabrics can be washed but will shrink when dried in a dryer.

LG Tromm DLE7177WM dryer troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesSolutions
Steam doesn’t generate but no error code is shown• Water level error.• Unplug dryer and call for service.
Garments still wrinkled after STEAM FRESH “• Too many or too different types of garments in dryer.• Small loads of 1 to 5 items work best.
• Load fewer garments. Load similar-type garments.
There are no creases left on garment after STEAM FRESH”'• The function of this cycle is to remove wrinkles from fabric.• Use an iron to make creases.
Garments have static after REDUCE STATIC• This is normal.• Depends on individual moisture level in skin.
Garments are too damp or too dry after REDUCE STATIC• Correct drying options not selected.• Select load weight manually before starting REDUCE STATIC option.
Garments are not uniformly damp after EASY IRON• Number of garments or load size not properly selected at the beginning of the cycle.• Select the correct number or garments or load size before starting the cycle.
Water drips from door during Steam Cycle• This is normal.• Condensation will normally form on the inside of the dryer door during steam operation. Some condensation may drip out the bottom of the door.
Steam is not visible during Steam Cycle• Steam vapor is difficult to see when the door is closed. However, condensation will normally form on the inside of the dryer door if the steam system is operating normally.
Drum does not turn during Steam Cycle• The drum is turned off so that the steam vapor remains in the drum. The drum will normally turn for about 2 seconds once a minute.
Cannot see steam vapor at the beginning of cycle• Steam is released at different stages of the cycle for each option.
Odors remain in clothing after STEAM FRESH “• STEAM FRESH’” did not remove odor completely.• Fabrics containing strong odors should be washed in a normal cycle.
CHECK FILTER light is on during the drying cycle• Lint filter is almost clogged or full.• Pause the drying cycle and clean the lint filter.
FLOW SENSE indicator light is on during the drying cycle• Ductwork is too long or has too many turns/restrictions.• Install a shorter or straighter duct run.
• Significant blockage of the ductwork due to lint buildup or debris.• Ductwork should be checked/cleaned soon.
• The appliance has detected a restriction in the external dryer venting.Dryer can be used in this condition, but drying times may be longer.
• If exhaust restrictions are sensed by the FLOW SENSE system, the indicator will remain on for two hours after the end of the cycle. Opening the door or pressing the POWER button will turn off the display.