LG dryer troubleshooting

Modern drying machines are sufficiently reliable and durable appliances capable to work efficiently for many years in case of proper handling and timely care. Unfortunately, as any appliances, they break down. For conducting of diagnostics of breakdowns, our troubleshooting tables with faults` codes for LG dryers are presented below. It is a perfect help.

ProblemPossible CausesSolutions
Dryer will not turn on• Power cord is not properly plugged in.• Make sure that the plug is plugged securely into a grounded outlet matching the dryer’s rating plate.
• 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 does not heat• 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.
• Gas supply or service turned off (gas models only).• Confirm that the house gas shutoff and the dryer gas shutoff are both fully open.
Greasy or dirty spots on clothes• Fabric softener used incorrectly.• Confirm and follow the instructions provided with your fabric softener.
• Clean and dirty clothes being dried together.• Make sure to use your dryer to dry only clean items, because dirty items can soil clean clothes placed in the same or subsequent loads.
• Clean and dirty clothes being dried together.• Stains on dried clothes are actually stains that weren’t removed during the washing process. Make sure that clothes are being completely cleaned according to the instructions for your washer and detergent.
Display shows error code tE1 or tE2• Thermistor is malfunctioning.• Turn off the dryer and call for service.
Lint on clothes• Lint filter not cleaned properly.• 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.
• Laundry not sorted properly.• Some fabrics are lint producers (i.e., a fuzzy white cotton towel) and should be dried separately from clothes that are lint trappers (i.e., a pair of black linen pants).
• Excess static in clothes.• See the Excess static in clothes after drying section below.
• Dryer is overloaded.• Divide larger loads into smaller loads for drying.
• Tissue, paper, etc., left in pockets.• Check pockets thoroughly before washing and drying clothes.
Excess static in clothes after drying• Fabric softener not used or used incorrectly.• Use a fabric softener to reduce static electricity. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
• Clothes dried too long (overdried).• Overdrying a load of laundry can cause a buildup of static electricity. Adjust settings and use a shorter drying time, or use SENSOR DRY cycles.
• Drying synthetics, permanent press, or synthetic blends.• These materials can cause static buildup. Try using a fabric softener.
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, 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 and/or the RACK DRY option.
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.
2 bars are displayed in FLOW SENSE indicator• Ductwork is slightly too long or has too many turns/restrictions.• Install a shorter or straighter duct run. See the Installation Instructions.
• Partial blockage of the ductwork due to lint buildup.• Ductwork should be checked/cleaned soon. Dryer can be used in this condition, but drying times may be longer.
4 bars are displayed in FLOW SENSE indicator• Ductwork is too long or has too many turn s/restrictions.• Install a shorter or straighter duct run. See the Installation Instructions.
• Significant blockage of the ductwork due to lint buildup or debris.• Ductwork should be checked/cleaned immediately to remove lint buildup and other blockages. Dryer can be used, but performance and efficiency will be greatly reduced.
Ductwork is clean and properly installed as described in the installation instructions, but the FLOW SENSE display shows 4 bars• Dryer is being used for the first time, or after an extended power outage.• This is normal. After the first cycle, the bars in the FLOW SENSE display will disappear.

LG CDE series dryer troubleshooting

QuestionWhat to Do
Problem: My dryer won't start
• Is the dryer plugged in?Confirm that the dryer’s plug is securely and completely pushed into the laundry room’s power outlet
• Is the ftise 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.)
2. Problem: My dryer doesn't heat
• Is 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.
3. Problem: There ore greasy spots on my clothes
• Did you follow the instructions on your fabric softener product?Confirm and follow the instructions provided with your fabric softener product.
• Arc 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 arc following your washing instructions and that the clothes are being completely cleaned.
4. Problem: There is lint on my clothes
• Is your lint filter full?Please refer to the manual section on 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?Sec comments below under 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 pick of paper or a tissue out of the pocket of a pair of pants, and this paper, tissue, or similar material can cause lint in a load of laundry. Confirm that the pockets of pants, shirts, and other articles of clothing arc empty before washing and drying.
5. Problem: There is static in my clothes after drying.
• Did 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.
6. Problem: The drying time is not consistent
• Are you using consistent heat settings and consistent load sizes?The 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 filter
7. Problem: It takes too long for my clothes to dry
• Did 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 through review of the appropriate sections of this manual that the exhaust venting ductwork is properly configured. Confirm that the venting is free of obstructions. Confirm that the outside wall dampers arc moving freely, that the dampers arc 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 dry er?Divide your larger load into a number of smaller loads.
• Did you under load your dryer?If you arc only drying a handful of items, add a few extra picks to help ensure proper tumbling action.
8. Problem: My clothes are wrinkled
• Are 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.
• Arc 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.
9. Problem: My clothes are shrinking
• Are 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

LG RC8001B dryer troubleshooting

QuestionsWhat to do
Dryer doesn't work1. Check dryer is plugged in.
2. Check "Start" button is pressed.
3. Check door is properly closed.
4. Check Room temperature is below 5°C.
5. Check a fuse is not blown or the circuit breaker is tripped and replace them. (Caution : electric dryers generally use two fuses or breakers) After emptying the water container and Cleaning filter during operation, you must press Start button, then the dryer operates again.
It takes a long time to dry1. Filter should be cleaned after each load.
2. Check water container is emptied.
3. Check cleanness of condenser.
4. Check to select correct program setting for fabric type.
5. Check air ventilation grille or rear vents of the dryer to be obstructed.
6. Check the clothes is "excessively wet".
7. Check correct program selected.
8. Check dryer is overloaded.
"Clean Filter" lamp flashes1. Check filter is cleaned.
2. Check condenser unit is clogged.
Clothes have lots of lint’s1. Check lint filter is empty.
2. Check dryer has only clean items.
3. Check laundry is properly sorted in the drum.
4. Check laundry is overloaded.
5. Check there is any paper, tissue,or similar item in the pockets of laundry.
The drying time is not consistentThe drying time for a load will vary depending on the heat setting, the size of the load, the type of fabrics, the wetness of the clothes and the condition of the lint filter.
Water is leakingCheck the door and sealing cover is dirty and damaged.
The clothes are wrinkledCheck the laundry is overloaded. Try a shorter drying time and remove items while they still retain a slight amount moisture.
The clothes shriekedTo 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.

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