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Thread: LG DLEC855R tE3 error

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    Default LG DLEC855R tE3 error

    Model Number: DLEC855R
    Brand: LG
    Age: 1-5 years

    I'm helping a friend out who is having issues with her LG electric dryer. The dryer will run for about 3 minutes, (it will not heat), and then shut off with a tE3 error code. I've been told this error is a thermistor error so I connected my multi meter up the the thermistor connector and got 11 ohms at room temperature. I read somewhere that the thermistors rarely malfunction and if you have about 11 ohms of resistance it is good and more than likely the circuit board is bad. I replaced the circuit board but am still getting the tE3 error.

    While I was checking the unit out I did find a sock wedged under the lint screen, it looked like it had been there for a while, so I'm assuming this caused the dryer to overload somewhere but not sure where else to turn to.

    Any suggestions?

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    Hi,

    Not sure if this helps, found this...a copy:

    'TE1' error code - Heating Error - Low temperature thermistor open circuit
    'TE2' error code - Heating Error - Low temperature thermistor short circuit
    'TE3' error code - Heating Error - High temperature thermistor open circuit
    'TE4' error code - Heating Error - High temperature thermistor short circuit

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    Thanks for the quick reply. You don't happen to have a link for a service manual or a schematic where the high thermistor is located do you? I tried a search and couldn't find one.

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    DLEC855R
    That won't come up for me. I got DLEC855W to work for me.

    D210 is a thermostat Click image for larger version. 

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    B135 says thermistor Click image for larger version. 

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    Thermistor,ntc Manufacturer Number 6323EL2001C

    Thermostat assembly Manufacturer Number 6931EL3001D

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    Thanks for the diagram Jeff. The W and R at the end just means white or red. It must be the thermostat that's bad because the thermistor checks out OK. I'll check it out.

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    Let us know what you find/see....thermistors can be intermittant as well!

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    Don't be surprised if replacing the thermistor doesn't solve the problem. I had a brand new LG dryer unit give me a te1 and te3 intermittently. Found it to be a bad wire harness. Replaced the harness and everything was good to go.
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    Intermittant problem are the worst!!

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    Got it fixed.

    It was the high thermostat, the one in the back, fortunately it was a thermostat with a reset switch so I just had to push the switch and the dryer was up and running again.

    Thanks for all the help, it is greatly appreciated!

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    Thankx for the update, glad all is well again

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