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Do you get a beep or ANY response when the start button is pressed?
Lemme pull up the diagram for yours
Their site is down at the moment, but I assume this is like all other DLE series dryers
The 1st thing you need to check is power to the wall, not that it powers on but that you have 240v, sometimes you can have 120v and the board light up, the motor won't turn
Then you need to check the high limit thermal fuse
This is on the blower housing you have to remove the top, the front control and the front panel to get to this
Even though this has been working for the past three years? The power to the wall would not have changed would it? How to remove top and front control and panel?
could have, could be partially unplugged, heck the plug could have even went bad
Need to put a volt meter on it to be sure
to remove the top, 2 screws on the back, then pull back
To remove the control you remove the 2 screws in each side of it, and pull it off
Ok I will start to do that after unplugging and plugging back in.
top off and panel off
now front panel, and then on the blower housing the thermal fuse is the small black disc with 2 wires
do you mean the lower panel? I took off the top and the upper panel.
the front panel where the door is
so undo the screws on above the door under the top panel and then the front panel comes off too?
tight as a bulls ass but got the screws out. however, front will not come off easily - does is snap off or pull up or more screws?
4 screws up top, and 2 behind door, it should then pull forward and there are hooks on the bottom, top pulls out at a 45 and lifts off the hooks
Shouldn't really be hard, open the door the weight will help
do not see black disk
On the left side plastic housing coming down and hooking into the metal exhaust pipe
took off filter housing too but can see no black disc on left side or housing anywhere. Front? side? way in back?
front side, the blower is on the left
That same housing going down to the center pipe out the back has a thermistor (white disc) and a black thermostat disc on ti
All Lg's have these
Do I need to take off the blower housing to see that? I get a pretty clear view of the exhaust pipe from blower on down but do not see the white disc or black thermostat
You technically have to remove the front and whole drum to see them, but if you lean in and look back up at the left you can see them
Only disc like things I see are on the element housing on the right, way inside. If I understand you right, I need to get my head inside a hole that seems to small for that, and look towards the front from the inside to see the thermostat - is that right?
That is right, but not acutally inside, just in a tiny bit
You can feel for them as long as it's unplugged
Ill try again. I do have a flashlight; yes it is unplugged. If I do feel them then what?
unplug and meter
Feeling will let you know where they are
Tell me if the black one is open or closed with a meter
Well I can feel something behind the blower housing with wires coming out but do not have a meter and cannot see the item in question. Anything else I can do?
without a meter no
ok well thanks anyway - that means I need to get a repair person in I guess?
or goto the hardware store and get a meter
You have done the hard part already
a voltage meter? I have one of those but what to I connect it to as I cannot see what I am doing back there
Thanks for the help.
No problem, sorry we couldn't get to the resolution