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Hello my name is Alex. I will be happy to answer your question. Please get me the complete model number directly from the dryer. There should be 3 numbers before the model number you gave me.
On LG dryers (made by LG for Kenmore) it is normal for the light to flash to show you what the dryer is doing. So the flashing drying light indicates the dryer is drying. The cool down light on steady means the dryer will start cool down once it is done drying. Is the dryer heating?
Is your dryer gas or electric?
Make sure the house circuit breaker is not tripped. Basically the controls work on 110 volts and the heat works on 240. So the dryer can run but not heat if one of the breakers is tripped. Turn the house panell breaker for the dryer off and back on and see if the dryer heats.
If you run the dyer for about a minute open the door and reach inside you should feel some heat.
MAKE SURE THE DRYER IS UNPLUGGED FROM THE ELECTRICAL WALL OUTLET BEFORE TAKING IT APART. Here is a link that shows you how to take apart your dryer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvbJn61d9hQ The element is located on the right bottom. Check the thermal fuses on the element with an ohms meter. There should be a reading. Also test from one element terminals to the other you should also get a reading. Test each element terminal to ground. There should NOT be a reading. Disconnect the wires at the element and fuses before testing.
I assume you mean the wires that plug into the element and thermal fuses. The connectors are standard push on wire connectors.
If the dryer is less than a year old, it may be under warranty. A service company would charge around $301.00 for parts and labor. This varies by location. The element assembly with the fuses runs about $85.00. The issue is most likely the element or thermal fuse. I have to go to Sears to get you the exact part number. Their site is down right now. I can get you the exact part number tomorrow.
As far as your plug question this is something totally different. The video should help you out a lot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvbJn61d9hQ
Here is the part number for the heating element 5301EL1001H. This element costs about $125.00.
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