LG Dryer D80 and D90 Error Codes

The LG Dryer will display various error codes when it encounters something different from its regular operation.

These error codes are a kind of safety feature of the LG dryer. By seeing these error codes, users need to solve or fix the issue to make it usable again.

This article will describe how to solve error codes D80, D90, and some other general troubles. Read the article carefully to troubleshoot your LG dryer’s error code.

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What is the LG dryer D80 error code?

The error code D80 is related to air blockage in your dryer’s exhaust, which means it cannot push enough air from outside the dryer. D80 means the airflow is 80% blocked. Though your dryer machine is still operational, you must clean it as soon as possible. Otherwise, it will lead you to a D90 error.

In detail, we can say that the D80 error means your dryer is 80% clogged in the area of:

  1. Inside the air exhaust hose
  2. Inside the wall ducts
  3. Inside the outdoor vent hose

To get rid of this trouble, you need to clean those areas.

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Fixation of D80 error code

To solve the D80 error code, please follow the below-listed steps:

  1. Firstly, check out and clean up the lint filter and be sure that no lint is there.
  2. Then, go to the back of your dryer and find the exhaust fan of your LG dryer.
  3. Thirdly, before cleaning the exhaust fan disconnect it from the dryer.
  4. After that, check the wall duct. If any blockage is found, clean it immediately.
  5. Like the wall duct, also check the outdoor vent hose and clean it if it is clogged.
  6. Lastly, turn your dryer on and the error code D80 will also disappear.

The outdoor vent hose location can be on the side of your home or your roof.

What is the LG dryer D90 error code?

Like D80, D90 is also airflow blocking-related trouble. This code means your dryer air blockage ratio is 90%. The main reason for this trouble is inadequate air supply from the outside of the dryer. This error code indicates that there are blockages in the inside area of the air, exhaust hose, wall ducts, and outdoor vent.

In this stage, your dryer will not turn on as it will create overheating problem leading to a residential fire.

So, clear up the trouble of turning on your LG dryer.

Fixation of D90 error code

D90 error code fixation is the same as the D80 error code. So follow the D80 error code fixation to solve this problem.

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LG dryer D95 error code & fixation

Like the D80 and D90 error codes, this D95 is also an airflow blocking-related problem. This error code tells us that the venting system of this dryer is 95% blocked. If this error code comes into your dryer, the airflow will not be strong enough to circulate the air through the vent.

The fixation is the same as the D80 and D90 error codes. So, please follow the D80 error code fixation steps.

LG dryer other problems – Frequently Asked Questions on LG Dryers

Flow sense error:

Flow sense is a kind of sensor which measures the airflow inside your dryer. When this sensor will show an error need to check and clean the dryer vent properly.

After that, check how much the airflow coming inside from the outside of the dryer. If it is satisfactory, go to the next steps. If not, vent hose cleaning is improper.

Remove the lint trap and use a flashlight at the vent to see how much lint is stuck there. Clean it before the vent becomes blocked.

lg dryer flow sense error

Child Lock (CL) code:

CL code is not an error. It means in your dryer child lock is activated. In this mode, your control panel is disabled as well as setting so that unwanted this cannot be operated.

To disable this feature, press and hold the child lock button for 3 seconds. This instruction is applicable to most models of LG dryers.

Filter light stays on:

It can happen due to the blockage of the lint filter or the machine’s internal problem. Though, this light will blink before every single drying cycle as it is pre-programmed. It is a signal for cleaning the filter before the cycle.

If it is continuously turned on, you need to follow the below steps:

  1. Check and clean the lint filter
  2. Reboot the dryer
  3. Check the child lock feature whether is it turned on
How to reset lg dryer

Resetting filter light:

Sometimes your LG dryer needs to reset to solve some technical problem that has no interlink. To reset your filter light, follow the below actions:

  • Firstly, need to unplug the dryer.
  • Press and hold the ‘Start/Pause button for 8-10 seconds.
  • Lastly, plug in the dryer immediately and turn it on then.

Hope the above-mentioned problem will be solved.

LG dryer showing D80/D90 error code but no blockage:

To solve this problem, run your dryer after removing the vent hose for a few minutes. If the trouble has gone, then you have a vent hose-related problem. Replace it immediately to solve this problem.

LG dryer’s rack installation procedure:

To install the dryer rack, you need to follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Open the door first
  • Use both hands to hold the rack.
  • Insert the rack into the dryer’s drum.
  • Keep the rack in a way so that the rack can seat behind the lint filter.
  • Close the door and your dryer is ready to use.

LG dryer is not turning off:

For some technical problems, your dryer may hang and the buttons are not working. In this situation, you need to turn off the machine. Follow the below-mentioned steps to turn off your dryer:

  • Unplug the dryer or trip the circuit breaker.
  • After turning off, press and hold the ‘Start/Pause’ for 5 seconds.
  • Plugin the dryer again.
  • The dryer is ready to use. If not, call a professional repairing service provider.

LG dryer shut off after 5 minutes:

LG dryer may shut off after 5 minutes of operation due to a ‘drum belt or motor problem’. A door latch or moisture sensor is also responsible for this trouble.

Because of the broken or faulty Drum Belt, the machine may shut off after a few minutes. Replacement or repair is necessary to run it again.

Another reason for shutting down the machine is the overheated motor. Check it and if it is burnt replace the motor.

Another most important reason for this problem is a faulty Door Latch. Try to fix it if possible. Otherwise, replace it.

The last reason is the defective moisture sensor. It monitors the level of moisture inside the dryer. A defective sensor will create this shutting down problem. Need to replace it.

LG dryer diagnostic mode process

The diagnostic model of the LG dryer will test and verify the machine’s electronic control board by providing the inputs. By this diagnostic mode, you can check all the components of this machine. Before conducting any kind of troubleshooting tests, a diagnostic mode need to operate.

Follow the listed steps to conduct diagnostic mode:

Keep your dryer in standby mode by plugging in the electric line and indicators are off.

Use the following sequence of the control panel keypad.

More Time — Less Time      More Time — Less Time      More Time — Less Time

The machine’s entire indicator will illuminate now and ’88’ will show in the ‘Estimated time remaining’ display if the test mode has been successfully entered.

If the diagnostic mode is unsuccessful,

Due to the three problems, the diagnostic mode can be unsuccessful. Those problems are

  • Problem-01: None of the indicators or displays illuminated
  • Problem-02: E1 and E2 flashes on the display
  • Problem-03: E3 flashes on the display

The corrective actions of the above-mentioned problem are given below:

Corrective Action-01

Firstly, push one of the buttons of your dryer. After that, change the dryer time if the indicators are lighted. You can change the dryer time by pressing the ‘More Time and Less Time’ button.

If the time is not changing by pushing the time buttons, the pushbuttons are defective. Due to the defective time button, the diagnostic model was unsuccessful.

Change the time button first.

Corrective Action-02:

If your dryer shows E1 & E2 errors, need to conduct a thermistor test. By using a multimeter you can check the resistance of the thermistor. If the resistance is not actually as the manufacturer’s guidelines, replace the Thermistor.

Corrective Action-03:

This code means your dryer has a control board-related problem. Check all the components by the manufacturer’s designated service person.

I hope this article will help you fix the error code problem of your LG dryer.

If your LG dryer is up and running now, it’s time to connect it with smart home services like Alexa. You can contact professionals and let them come over to your place and set everything for you.

This article will cover all the newest LG dryer models including the below-mentioned models:

DLE0442W, DLE2701V, DLE3777W, DLEX2801L, DLEX2801R, DLEX2801W, DLEX2901V, DLEX3001P, DLEX3001W, DLEX3360R, DLEX3360V, DLEX3360W, DLEX3470V, DLEX3470W, DLEX3550V, DLEX3550W, DLG5932S, DLG5988B, DLG5988S, DLG5988SM, DLG5988W.

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