As one of the most reputable names in home appliances, LG gas dryers are literally some of the best, most efficient models currently on the market.
However, that doesn’t mean that they’re immune to occasional breakdowns due to everyday wear and tear. And, sadly, when this happens, it can easily leave you frustrated, and not to mention that it won’t be long before your dirty laundry starts to pile up.
With that in mind, below, we’ll go over a few simple troubleshooting steps that can help you diagnose and repair your issue.
However, if you’re unsure of how to proceed, or you’d prefer to have a professional take care of the work for you, don’t hesitate to contact us today!
Because your gas dryer is connected to a natural gas source, there’s a bit more to the appliance than a conventional electric dryer.
With that said, you must never attempt to install or repair these appliances on your own. In fact, installation must be done by a fully-licensed, experience gas-fitter that has all the knowledge, skills, and certifications needed to get the job done right.
Additionally, it’s best to keep the area around your gas appliances free from clutter and any other flammable materials. This also means cleaning out and emptying the lint trap after every single use.
It’s also imperative to ensure that the appliance’s vent pipe isn’t blocked and is properly sealed to vent any gases directly outside.
Finally, it’s vital to have your gas lines inspected yearly to ensure that everything is in good working order. Not only could a natural gas leak be harmful to your health, but it can also cause an explosion.
With that in mind, if you ever smell gas, which has a similar smell to rotten eggs, it’s paramount that you exit your home and contact a professional appliance company immediately.
Generally, electric dryers are more common simply because they are the more affordable options between the two.
However, gas dryers are generally better at drying clothing faster and being more eco-friendly and consuming less energy than their electric counterparts.
With that said, while both gas and electric dryers have their own pros and cons, the choice largely boils down to your own personal choice and budget.
Unlike a conventional electric dryer, diagnosing a gas appliance tends to be a bit trickier.
In some cases, such as a faulty control knob or a blown fuse, there’s no real issue with diagnosing and resolving the issue on your own. But if you’re appliance is showing you an error code, it’s best to contact someone who knows what they’re doing.
With that in mind, there are some basic maintenance tasks that you should perform to ensure that your appliance will continue to function at its optimal capacity for as long as possible.
This involves deep cleaning your lint trap and the inside and outside of the unit every couple of months.
Additionally, you’ll want to have your exhaust vent cleaned every year or two, which is the single most important maintenance chore to prevent fires.
Although gas dryers are more efficient than their electric counterparts, that doesn’t mean they’re immune to the occasional breakdown.
Below, we’ll take a look at a few of the most common problems we see with gas dryers, as well as what you can do to resolve them.
However, always remember that gas appliances can pose a serious risk to your personal health and safety.
Therefore, it’s often best to contact a professional appliance technician should you suspect an issue with your appliance.
If you find that your LG dryer is overheating, the issue is most likely being caused by a faulty heating element.
The heating element is the component that produces heat, which, in turn, dries your clothing.
In some cases, if the element is on the fritz or it’s shorting out, it may cause the unit to continually produce heat, even when the dryer isn’t running a cycle.
You can diagnose a faulty heating element using a multimeter.
However, we highly recommend that you contact a professional appliance technician rather than risk injuring yourself or making the situation worse.
Once again, a dryer that isn’t drying your clothes properly is typically the result of a faulty heating element.
However, this could also be caused if the lint trap or vent is plugged up and not allowing the warm, moist air to exit the appliance.
Therefore, before you pick up the phone, make sure to thoroughly the vent trap to ensure this isn’t what’s causing your problem.
Although it may appear to be stuck in cooling mode, the cooling light should remain lit during a drying cycle. However, during the final 5 minutes of the cycle, the light should start to flash on and off to indicate that the cycle is nearly completed.
If you suspect an issue with your unit’s cooling mode, don’t hesitate to give us a call to diagnose your issue quickly.