Troubleshooting an LG DLG5988W Gas Dryer that Won’t Dry; Proper Burner Sequence of Operation

Troubleshooting LG dryers can be a little daunting for those who are intimidated by electronic circuit boards. But this needn’t be the case. Despite all the fancy beep-beeps and whooplas, it’s still a gas dryer and the burner works the same way as any other gas dryer out there. In the Samurai Appliance Repair Forums, Sublime Master of Master of Appliantology john63 graciously offered this simple method of troubleshooting burner problems with LG gas dryers:

On a recent service call—I had an LG gas dryer with a *no heat* complaint—all components checked out fine.

As I was testing the NUMBER 2 gas valve coil for 90 volts from the MAIN BOARD (inserting the test meter leads into the gas valve coil plug) the gas burner began functioning.

The plug at the GAS VALVE COIL (there are two sets for coil no.1 and another for coil no.2) was not tight enough–in my case–the number 2 gas valve coil plug was too loose.

I removed both plugs from the gas coils and slightly bent the plug connectors on the gas valve coils. One slightly downward and the other slightly upward—reconnected the plugs–and the gas burner functioned perfectly.

This should be considered if the following test procedure does NOT identify a cause:

The correct sequence of operation for GAS HEAT operation is as follows:
1) FLAME SENSOR must be *closed* (closes at 320F/Opens at 370F)
2) COIL no. 01 is energized (90 VOLTS DC)
3) IGNITOR is energized & glows (120 volts)
4) FLAME SENSOR opens (370F) & IGNITOR begins to turn off
5) COIL no. 02 is energized (90 VOLTS )—Flame Ignites.

If no power is measured at the gas valve coils (90 volts)–replace the MAIN BOARD.

Main control board for an LG gas dryer
(click it to git it)

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