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FIXED DLEX2450R LG Dryer only works on timer, not sensor

danjhill

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Location
Beaverton, Oregon
Model Number
DLEX2450R
Brand
LG
Age
6-10 years
When I try to dry normally for sensor drying....it starts on 40 minutes, but then goes to 2 minutes. I can dry with the timer. Bad sensor?
It is an upright unit.
 

Jake

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Hi,

Its Possibly a build-up of fabric softener on the moisture sensor bar, below your filter housing, that's causing this problem, use rubbing alcohol on a cloth to clean the moisture sensor bar first, and see if that resolves it.

Here's the moisture sensor bar for your model:
6500EL3001A Moisture Sensor Bar


Let us know what happens.

Jake
 

danjhill

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Jake... thanks very much! 2 things... just as an FYI we do not use dryer sheets.... and from what I can tell, (utube) it requires a fairly involved process to remove most of the top and front of the cabinetry to get to the sensor... is this correct?
 

Jake

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Do you use fabric softener in the washer? I'd try to first clean it with rubbing alcohol first no matter if you use fabric softener or not.:)

When you click the sensor part link I posted above you will see a video on how to replace it.

Jake
 

danjhill

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I just looked at another video... MUCH easier!!!

Jake....just cleaned the sensors with IPA, it did the trick! You da man!! Thanks so very much...just saved me a $100 service call!
 

Jake

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Excellent Dan, glad to hear that. (y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 

danjhill

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Jake.... It appears that the sensor drying issue is intermittent .....so I am expecting that at least one of the sensors is bad....In this case, I am guessing that I would just replace both beings as they are cheap.... Thanks again for your help.
 

Jake

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Yes Dan, replace them both.:)

Jake
 
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