Hi. I have an LG dryer. The problem is that the ignitor turns on and then it shuts off quickly. Then the second thing is that the time setting for example when set for an hour, will run for a few minutes and then jumps down to 15 minutes. It does this on any cycle always jumping down to 15 minutes. Can some one please clue me in on whats going on?
ANSWER Hello Chris. My first guess is a weak coil on the gas burner valve assembly 5221EL2002A. I would make a few checks before ordering any parts. There are two solenoids on the gas valve. Make sure neither one is open (no continuity) or shorted (0 resistance). Also you need to make sure your exhaust isn't crimped, restricted or too long and complicated. Be aware that if you have flexible ducting and it is wadded up behind the unit, the dryer cannot operate properly.
You will need to test the thermostats and the flame sensor and make sure they are good. They should read closed for continuity. Also, check the igniter and make sure it is getting hot enough to light the gas. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter for the testing procedures. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, March 16, 2012