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Author Topic: LG Dryer DLE5932W Drum replacement  (Read 15161 times)

Offline James01

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LG Dryer DLE5932W Drum replacement
« on: November 01, 2008, 07:35:29 PM »

LG DLE5932W Dryer - I am in the process of replacing my drum for the second time in less than a year.  Apparently, the air exhaust efficiency has a lot to do with the drum failure.  The excess heat buildup inside the machine can be caused by restricted air flow due to lint buildup and even the length of the ducting to exhaust the air.  In my case I have at least two 90-degree elbows (each worth an equivalent length of 10 feet) + an additional 10 feet of straight length duct pipe.  Not to mention the metal flex pipe attaching the dryer's outflow outlet to the house duct inlet.

The last time I had the drum replaced by a service technician from an LG-authorized dealer (they did not charge the drum cost, however the labour was charged + service call fee).  This time I wanted to do the replacement myself.  It tuns out LG does not like the consumer to do this, even though the product is out of warranty; they directed me again to the authorized dealer, which I am reluctant to pay again.  Instead, I managed to remove the drum myself (top panel swings open when you stick a putty knife 2"-3" on the left and right side to release the spring-loaded latches).  I probably will have to replace one roller since it got damaged by the cracked drum.

Is there a service manual available to make sure that I correctly reinstall the new drum?

Offline RegUS_PatOff

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Re: LG Dryer DLE5932W Drum replacement
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008, 01:27:56 AM »
After leaving this Earth, "Do you want the smoking or non-smoking section?"

Offline James01

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Re: LG Dryer DLE5932W Drum replacement
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008, 02:00:00 PM »
Thanks Reg.  I really appreciate it.