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Old 04-12-2009, 11:18 PM
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Default LG Gas Dryer heats, but smell of gas after heat cycle
Model Number: DLG7188   Brand: -other-   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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situation:

Gas dryer igniter lights up, flame is on, for a good 2-3 minutes, flame goes off, and suddenly about 10-20 seconds later I smell natural gas... i open up the dryer and strong natural gas inside tumbler.

I have already replaced the following:

Flame Sensor
Igniter coils
entire valve assembly kit

Not sure what to look at, possibly the control unit is keeping one of the valves open when the heat cycle is off? I guess i would need to test to see if valve 1 and valve two are working but I don't think thats the problem since I just had the whole dang part replaced... any idea how I can check to see if it's the controller?

Or for that matter any other areas i could check?


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Old 04-13-2009, 02:20 PM
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Hi

If you look at the posts on this site that involve heating problems with gas dryers you will see that they tend to get no response. I think the reason for this is that those of us who reply are electric folks, and I for one am not comfortable giving advice on gas burner issues. I suspect this is true of others as well.

If you have a gas burner issue on a clothes dryer I strongly recommend you get a service call from a qualified gas professional. Saving money on repairs is not worth the risk of the consequences of improperly operating gas appliances.

Good luck, and sorry I cannot be of help.
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:04 AM
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I don't have much choice but to ask (had 6 service men come) they keep replacing parts, and haven't been much help.. instead I mapped out the heat, tumble cycles and noticed that the gas valves open (with no fire up) for an exact duration of time during the heating/tumbling cycles..... I already had the entire gas assembly replaced, flame sensor and ignitor replaced... I think it's a controller issue but not a single repair tech will listen to me... does this seem like a controller issue?

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Yes, I think it is a jproblem in your controller system, and it could bde either the control electornics or the wiring, but the thing that really concerns me is your dryer is not supposed to do this. These dryers have a built in "flame detect" systems that are supposed to shut down the gas jets and not allow gas into the environment if no ignition is present.

Rather than try to repair the machine I suggest you do the following.

1. Contact LG and explain to them that you have a major safety/hazardous issue and insist that they provide a remedy

and

2. If you are unable to get a satisfactory solution from LG I think you should replace the machine. I know this is an expensive option, but again, leaking natural gas is just too important an issue to play with.

Good luck, and please update us on your resolution.
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I have had the exact same problem with my LG gas dryer. I was fortunate enough to be near a LG authorized service company. The technician rather quickly diagnosed this problem and changed the main control board. Problem fixed. The dryer did this right from the start, but it took me too long to make the call. The labor and parts was still done under warranty. I would say that this should have been a recall by LG but I have been unable to get them to fess up.
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I have had the exact same problem with my LG gas dryer. I was fortunate enough to be near a LG authorized service company. The technician rather quickly diagnosed this problem and changed the main control board. Problem fixed. The dryer did this right from the start, but it took me too long to make the call. The labor and parts was still done under warranty. I would say that this should have been a recall by LG but I have been unable to get them to fess up.
So searching for the main control board for this dryer the closest thing I find is called a circuit board. Is the the right part and where is it located in the dryer and if it is easy to replace?
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So searching for the main control board for this dryer the closest thing I find is called a circuit board. Is the the right part and where is it located in the dryer and if it is easy to replace?

Hi did anyone try replacing the circuit board? Did this work?
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Contact LG about this they may have a recall and tell them all the parts you've replaced. LG's are poorly made with cheap parts with numerous problems washers, dryers, fridges........call them and tell them how pleased you are with your unit (sarcasm)...I find it funny that there's been over 6000 views at this problem that people are trying to get help with which confirms my statement about a possible recall or major issue.
Here's there website with contact info.
LG Support USA: Customer Service and Technical Support | LG USA

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