Model #DLG5988W Lg residential dryer

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Q:

LG Dryer DLG5988W will not heat up!

A:

You indicated that you have the service manual. I provided some additional technical information in the images below that may help you diagnose this heating failure in your dryer.

NOTE: Follow electrical safety guidelines when servicing this dryer. Use extreme care when testing components in the dryer. Unplug the dryer when accessing internal components. If you need to plug the dryer in to test a component, be sure that you unplug the dryer as soon as testing is complete. Avoid contacting live components when testing the dryer with internal components exposed.

If you have not checked the thermostat using the information shown in the first image below, I recommend that you test that component. The second image shows technical information for the gas valve assembly. The third image shows a diagnostic test program that you can use to check the temperature sensors. You could have a wire harness problem that is preventing the dryer from heating. This information should help you perform additional tests to determine the cause of your problem.

If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will try to assist you further.

This can be a difficult system to diagnose. If you get to a point where you need a service technician to physically examine the dryer, you can schedule one through this link: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
May 27, 2011
A:

The harness can be pinched or damaged during production or access of internal components. The connectors can become corroded or they can also break. If you have a volt/ohm meter, you can check for continuity (near zero ohms of resistance) through the wire harness using the wiring diagram as a guide. A loose or corroded connection is the most common failure in regards to a wire harness failure.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
June 01, 2011
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Thanks for letting us know what the problem was. I am glad that you got the dryer fixed.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
June 15, 2011
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Hello Jared. You appear to be correct about that #1 cause of this dryer not heating up. Checking the vent system should be the first issue that is addressed for a heating problem in this type of dryer.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
October 29, 2012
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LG Dryer MDL # DLG5988W - spins and blows but will not heat

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

There could be one of many possible component failures. I will not be able to say with any certainty which part may be faulty.

In order to diagnose why the dryer is not heating will first require checking to see if the glow bar igniter is glowing or not. If it glows and fades off without burner ignition; it likely has weak gas valve solenoid coils or possible a control board failure.

If the igniter is not glowing it could have one of the following component failures:

  • Electronic control board
  • Thermistor
  • Flame detector
  • High limit thermostat
  • Motor centrifugal switch
  • Igniter

I added three images below with the technical information and testing procedures if you feel confident in diagnosing the faulty component. I highly recommend calling a service technician with the proper training, equipment and knowledge to properly diagnose and repair your dryer. NOTE: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before servicing the dryer.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
April 18, 2012
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I have an LG gas dryer model # DLG-5988W and it makes a banging noise while drying clothes.

A:

Hi Mike,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

This is most likely being caused by the drum rollers. I recommend disassembling your dryer to determine where the noise is coming from. Be sure and examine the motor, blower, rollers, and drum. I am including a set of images below that will help with disassembly. Always unplug or de-energize electrical equipment before removing covers or attempting service. Be careful and wear appropriate hand protection when working around sharp metal parts.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website; Sears Home Services .

Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram or to purchase any parts needed for your LG model number DLG5988W dryer .

I hope this is helpful. Check the things I have covered here and if I may be of further assistance please reply to this post.

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
April 02, 2012

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