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Title: LG Dryer Noisy
Post by: cindid on October 01, 2009, 12:49:41 AM
We purchased this LG DLG9588WM (http://www.repairclinic.com/Shop-For-Parts?s=t-LRE30755ST-%3d%3d)  dryer along with LG Tromm WM2496HWM (http://www.repairclinic.com/Shop-For-Parts?s=t-WM2496HWM-%3d%3d) Washer around February I think of 2007.  We have already replaced the washer due to the fact it could not get our clothes clean and kept finding sludge in agitator arms with balls on the inside even though we followed the tub clean recommendations.  Now right after replacing the washer the Dryer started to make sounds like a pair shoes are in there.  I really would love to replace the dryer too but can't really afford to right now.  We also have what appears to be rust on the back part of the drum where the holes are.  Is there an available service manual yet for this model?

Thank you,
 Cindi
Title: Re: LG
Post by: Repair-man on October 01, 2009, 07:25:03 AM
LG doesn't list this particular model on their website yet, but a similar model is, and the manual link is shown below. The mechanical similarities to your model should be identical. Sounds like you need a new drum. If yours has a stainless steel drium, it is warranted for life.

Service Manual (http://136.166.4.200/contents/Laundry/DLG8388.htm)
Title: Re: LG
Post by: cindid on October 01, 2009, 04:25:21 PM
Thank you,

So the thumping could also be caused by the drum?  Or is that separate from the rust issue?  Thank you for the manual.

Cindi
Title: Re: LG
Post by: Repair-man on October 01, 2009, 04:49:48 PM
Hi Cindi;

The thumping is usually caused by a split seam  in the drum, as they are rolled into a round shape, then tack-welded. The rust is just a secondary failure.
Title: Re: LG
Post by: cindid on October 01, 2009, 06:21:02 PM
Where would the split occur can you see it with just top off or do have to remove front or back panel to see it?

Thank you so much for your help.

Cindi
Title: Re: LG
Post by: Repair-man on October 01, 2009, 06:22:52 PM
With the top off, rotate the drum by hand until the welded seam appears in view. Chances are it has a gap somewhere that causes the clunking sound as it passes over the rollers.
Title: Re: LG
Post by: cindid on October 01, 2009, 06:28:19 PM
Thank you! I will go check that!

Cindi
Title: Re: LG
Post by: cindid on October 01, 2009, 06:35:33 PM
I do not see a visible gap in the seam.  The sound appears to be coming from the front when I rotate the drum by hand.  Could it be flat roller or something like that? Or could the felt be interfering with me seeing the gap?

Cindi
Title: Re: LG
Post by: cindid on October 04, 2009, 02:46:40 AM
Getting louder no split seam! ?

Cindi
Title: Re: LG
Post by: RegUS_PatOff on October 04, 2009, 03:37:49 AM
could be the Rollers ...
Title: Re: LG
Post by: cindid on October 04, 2009, 05:50:27 PM
Here is the actual service manual in case someone else needs it.  It appears to be pretty much the same as the one you said would be.

http://www.appliancefactoryparts.com/content/pdfs/125400.pdf (http://www.appliancefactoryparts.com/content/pdfs/125400.pdf)

Not sure if I posted it right.

Cindi
Title: Re: LG
Post by: cindid on October 05, 2009, 11:50:27 PM
Not just a flat roller a busted roller from the center out.  I am going to try to get a pick of it to upload.  I have never had these kind of problems with dryers in the past.  This dryer is only 2 years old. ridiculous!

Cindi
Title: Re: LG
Post by: krazytech on October 06, 2009, 12:04:41 AM
cindi I have seen rollers so bad .. That the harden steel axel was cut off.. I just wonder how long that dryer must have been making NOISE
Title: Re: LG
Post by: cindid on October 06, 2009, 01:01:30 AM
It happened very quickly actually started with a squeak sound and within a couple days the loud noise started.  I noticed two front rollers so far is that correct? or is there a third?  I can see one back one without taking the back off yet.  The roller that went bad is the one in front just under the lint catch part of the drum.  The other front roller seems intake. Would you recommend replacing all or just the bad one? Also found it odd that if not a third roller how is it in balance? Oh well I will learn more as I disassemble it. What was really strange is it started right after having a new washer installed I know just fluke.  I am not liking LG products much at this point.  Are Whirlpool dryers good if and when I decide to replace the LG?

Cindi
Title: Re: LG
Post by: cindid on October 06, 2009, 01:28:23 AM
Krazytech,

After looking at the service manual more closely looks like 2 front 2 back. 

Thanks,
Cindi
Title: Re: LG
Post by: krazytech on October 06, 2009, 01:35:52 AM
I like to change all rollers once I get it all apart . you have 2 in the back and 2 in the front. I would have a close look at the drum.. check it at the seam once you have it apart.. a little crack will get large once it gets hot so look real close...have seen split drum destroy many rollers...

with dryer all brand have there little problems...
Title: Re: LG
Post by: jumptrout51 on October 06, 2009, 07:51:01 AM
Yes,when you get tired of the LG go to Whirlpool.
Title: Re: LG
Post by: cindid on October 06, 2009, 05:27:06 PM
Well I have already grown tired LG.  We have already replaced LG TROMM washer.  Looked pretty, but had way too many places for sludge to hide even when tub clean was used regularly.  >:(  As crazy as it sounds I went back to a agitator based washer because I wanted the pet hair off our clothes.  Cabrio had a large one where I could still select water levels if I wanted to.  So far very happy with it.  We will be looking for a sale on Cabrio dryer soon.  Thanks for your suggestion.

Cindi
Title: Re: LG
Post by: JWWebster on October 06, 2009, 05:33:29 PM
Ever jumped out of the frying pan into the fire?
Title: Re: LG
Post by: cindid on October 06, 2009, 06:15:17 PM
Ever jumped out of the frying pan into the fire?

Not intentionally but please do explain?  :rofl:
Guessing you don't like Cabrio dryers? or washers?
What is your opinion on the best dryer? I remember when my dryers lasted at least 5 years before needing a repair. 
Also any opinions on vent in door versus top?  Seems like this dryer doesn't remove as much from the clothes as previous dryers did.

Thanks,
Cindi
Title: Re: LG
Post by: jumptrout51 on October 06, 2009, 06:17:48 PM
Yes,when you get tired of the LG go to Whirlpool.
I should have been more specific about which models. Please accept apologies.
Still,Cabrio is better than LG.
Title: Re: LG
Post by: cindid on October 06, 2009, 06:25:41 PM
Yes,when you get tired of the LG go to Whirlpool.
I should have been more specific about which models. Please accept apologies.
Still,Cabrio is better than LG.

Is there a better model as far Whirlpool dryers?

Thanks,
Cindi
Title: Re: LG
Post by: JWWebster on October 06, 2009, 09:15:15 PM
You should go to a home depot or lowes and get a plain Jane ROPER washer and dryer. Get em without the bells and whistles. All your headaches will go away. I am not saying they won't break down, everything does, but you won't have to take out a second mortgage to get them repaired and you can fix em yourself without having to get a PHD or become a rocket scientist. My opinion.
Title: Re: LG
Post by: cindid on October 07, 2009, 05:04:22 PM
So we took the tub out of the LG dryer and the felt gasket on the side the roller busted on appears to have a slight defect in one portion of it. It is almost thicker or just distorted in that area.  Could this have caused a the wobble that broke the roller to begin with or is that unlikely.  No spilt in the weld of the drum.

Thanks,
Cindi
Title: Re: LG
Post by: JWWebster on October 07, 2009, 05:19:53 PM
Are you using the correct vent pipe? If you have the incorrect stuff that could have caused the dryer to buildup excessive heat and created that problem.
Title: Re: LG
Post by: cindid on October 07, 2009, 06:40:41 PM
Well the roller that broke is closest to gas ignition I believe.  That is also where we found all the metal shavings.  We are using a good vent pipe as far as i can tell from dryer to wall and have cleaned the outside line but this house is 18 years old.  Maybe not the best line to outside as far as being intact.  This is one of the things I was going to look into having changed out with smooth pipe.  it goes through the garage and out and the previous owners boxed it in with dry wall so we can not see the pipe itself only where it comes out the side of the house and it appears to open properly.  There was quiet a bit of dust on the inside of the machine which surprised me.  I vacuumed out the blower wheel but did not take it completely apart would you suggest taking the wheel off or is that overkill?


Thanks,
Cindi
Title: Re: LG
Post by: JWWebster on October 07, 2009, 07:05:10 PM
I would clean out the vent to outside, and clean the lint filter before each new load.
Title: Re: LG
Post by: cindid on October 07, 2009, 09:28:06 PM
Really quick question anyone.  Does the LG drum have a back versus front? and does it rotate clockwise or counter clockwise once the  belt is attached to the pully?  We think we installed backwards.

Thanks,
Cindi
Title: Re: LG
Post by: JWWebster on October 07, 2009, 09:45:04 PM
All you gotta do is look at the line on the drum that the belt makes.
Title: Re: LG
Post by: cindid on October 07, 2009, 11:05:01 PM
yup we figured it out!   ;D

Thank you for all your help much appreciated!

Cindi