How do you fix an LG dryer that is not heating?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

If your LG dryer isn't heating up, there are a few possible reasons. The most common reason is that the dryer vent is clogged. A clogged vent can cause the dryer to overheat and shut off. Another possible reason is that the heating element is damaged. If the heating element is damaged, it will need to be replaced. Finally, the thermostat may be set too low. If the thermostat is set too low, the dryer won't get hot enough to dry clothes.

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1. Check the power supply to the dryer

  1. If the power cord is plugged into an outlet, disconnect it from the wall.
  2. If the power cord is plugged into the dryer, disconnect it from the dryer.
  3. Check the voltage at the outlet.
  4. If the voltage is low, check the fuse or breaker.
  5. If the voltage is high, check the power cord.

2. Check the dryer's heating element

  1. Turn off the power to the dryer.
  2. Disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet.
  3. Remove the front panel of the dryer.
  4. Look for the heating element. It should be located on the front of the dryer.
  5. If the heating element is not working, replace it.

3. Clean the lint filter

1.Turn off the dryer and unplug it from the wall. 2.Open the dryer door. 3.Remove the lint filter. 4.Clean the filter with a vacuum cleaner and a brush. 5.Replace the filter and close the dryer door. 6.Plug the dryer back into the wall and turn it on.

If you didn't find success with an option above, then try:

  1. Clean the dryer vent. A clogged vent can also impede air flow and cause the dryer to overheat.
  2. Have a qualified technician inspect and repair the dryer.