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Greetings. I'm working on this dryer and found that the flame wont stay on. the ignitor glows, and the flame come on and shut off immediately. I suspect the coils, but the flame does come on. what should i check for, is there a service manual that i can download.

looking at this model "DLG5988W" are the coils replicable or do i need to replace the whole gas valve Assembly 

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Coils not available separately

DLG5988 Service Manual

 



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thank you very much:) i will investigate further.

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Since this is LG, after you have verified the vent from the dryer is clear with good air flow I would be suspecting a bad gas valve assy., or a bad motor switch or poor wires to the valve from the motor, been lots of problems with these gas dryers in LG with no heat or flakey gas valve operations.  Scott Wolf can sure give us some pointers on these after the ones he has run into and what he has found to be the faults...



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have good air flow,  the coils checked ok, the motor is working. all the connections seem ok. i did notice the gas supply line is 1/4" copper that is about 5' long, will this have an effect on the valve? not enough gas flow?

who is Scott Wolf ?

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Just for grins and to humor an old, battle-scarred Samurai, disconnect the vent completely from the dryer and run it again. If same symptom, then we're into the realm that the lovely and talented Sublime Master Pegi has pointed us to.



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tired it, same results. flame comes on and goes off immediately.

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Could be a bad thermistor.



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Your coil(s) may be ok when not under load but they can 'drop out' when under load.  The resistance may increase higher than normal when energized causing the coil to stop functioning.  Sometimes you can hear the coil buzz when energized.  You can also try and check the resistance immediately after the flame goes out.  Hope this helps.

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If you are serious and sure about the gas line being 1/4 inch; then that is the problem.  should be 1/2 inch inside minimum for a dryer.  No way 1/4 inch could supply the volume required.

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davidg wrote: ... No way 1/4 inch could supply the volume required...
and the actual Orifice size is .....  2.5mm = 0.1"   ?



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Is this a new install?  Are you on LP or NG?  Your gas supply line can be a minimum 3/8" if your using copper and iron pipe should be 1/2" min., but check your local gas codes to be sure.  You can get yourself a manometer and check the gas pressure according to the rating plate on your dryer.

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RegUS_PatOff wrote: davidg wrote: ... No way 1/4 inch could supply the volume required...
and the actual Orifice size is .....  2.5mm = 0.1"   ?

Correct volume and pressure working together are required to maintain specified flow. Not as simple as just being larger than than the orifice.

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dryer is working fine. it appears that it must have close in it for it to work. there was a problem with the vent being clogged at the elbow to the outside, this would explain why it didn't work at first. when i tested it with the vent off it was empty and the flame would not stay on ( must have a senor inside to determine the heat on/off). its been working fine for a week now. i still not convinced that was the problem, but the customer is happy and that's good by me.

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