An LG Dryer code nP is an error code that appears on the screen when there’s a problem that needs to be solved. It typically appears when the dryer isn’t heating properly, or when it’s starting up or shutting down.
LG dryers can suffer from a variety of serious electrical problems, which can cause the display to show an “nP” error code.
If a LG dryer displays an nP error code, this means there’s an electrical problem. The dryer isn’t receiving power where it needs to be; specifically, at the heater.
This may be due to a component malfunction, which requires professional attention and repair. If the nP error code is accompanied by other, similar codes, then the problem is more likely mechanical, which can be fixed at home.
LG Dryer nP Code – Troubleshoot And Diagnosis
LG recommends that you perform the following steps to troubleshoot the nP error code:
1. Inspect The Power Connection
Inspect the dryer cord for fraying or damage before and after every single use. Make sure it is not only plugged into a properly grounded outlet, but that the plug itself is secure and not loose from being jostled during use.
Turn off the power to the dryer at the service panel. Unplug the dryer cord from the outlet and examine the connections between the cord, terminal block and dryer.
The three-prong dryer cord should have a locking ring or screw holding the cord to the terminal block. The wire connections are usually color coded: black to the center, white to the left and green or bare copper to the right. If the cord looks loose or damaged, replace it with a new one of the same type and amperage rating.
If the LG dryer cord connects with a three-prong plug, make sure the grounding-type receptacle has the proper grounding conductor. An ungrounded dryer receptacle presents an electrocution hazard if the dryer’s casing should become energized.
Test the outlet for voltage. A voltage tester can be used for this. If the receptacle passes this test, set the voltage selector on the dryer to the proper setting.
Ensure that your LG dryer’s power cord is tightly plugged into a 240V grounded outlet. This voltage must match the one specified on the dryer’s rating plate.
If the dryer is a newer model, the problem may be with the electronic circuit board. If so, service may be required and a qualified technician should do the repair.
2. Reset The Circuit Breaker
If your LG dryer won’t start, the first thing to check is the circuit breaker (or fuse) on the electrical panel. If it has tripped, simply reset it and try starting your dryer again.
To reset the circuit breaker of an LG dryer, first locate the circuit breaker box. Once you have located the circuit breaker box, find the breaker that controls the dryer. Flip the breaker to the off position, and then back to the on position.
3. Check Home Outlet
If you are getting an LG dryer nP code then you should contact a licensed electrician to have your Home outlet properly checked.
In case of poor electrical wiring, the electrical socket may be loose. If there is no loose electrical plug, then look for loose wires. If there are loose wires, you will need to tighten them or fix them so that they are not loose. If you have to call an electrician, make sure they are licensed and insured.
Also, make sure that they have a current license to work in your area and that they are qualified to work with your home wiring.
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