At the highest setting and @ the longest dry time, my clothes are still damp (not dewy). I was wondering what advice you could offer to improve the drying efficiency of the machine. I was told something that impeller might need to be cleaned inside the machine. I know a machinist who can help me. Do you know where the impeller is located?
It's lint stuck in the dryer that drastically lowers the efficiency. From another site I found the solution:
1. UNPLUG UNIT 2, remove 4 screws top back edge of top panel and lift off panel. 3. blower will be toward the right rear of unit. To save a hassle later, take a sharp object and scrib an index mark across where the blower meets the plenum, it will help you line it up later. 4. there are four 7mm bolt-head screws holding the blower and blower motor onto the heater plenum. One of the screw is almost impossible to see, but there are 4. I used a "flex-shaft" socket to get them out. This can be a real PITA. 5. carefully lift blower motor out of plenum. You will probably need to shove the whole tub unit to the left to get clearence. IF YOU OPT TO DISCONNECT THE BLOWER WIRES MAKE A DIAGRAM OF WHERE THEY CONNECT!! 6. I usually use a thin knife to scrape each of the vanes on the blower. Then vac everything out and use your hand to check for smutz in the plenum. 7. THE FAN ONLY FITS ONE WAY ON THE PLENUM. be sure to test fit to see if all the holes line up. 8. When motor is back in place, spin the little cooling fan on top of motor to make sure it's not binding. I usually test the unit by plugging it in and starting dryer to make see it runs. 9. Put top of unit back in place.
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Re: Drying Issue (help!)
Try a load with rear vent hose disconnected if drys ok ck vent all the way to outside also be sure when you push dryer back into position not to flatten or compress the vent hose behind dryer ..if moisture can't get outside after being drawn out of clothes have seen water on inside of drum
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The automatic preheat and drying cycle kicks in as the final wash spin is under- way. The system employs a condenser dryer in which the hot air used to dry the clothes is channeled into a drum, instead of being released into the great outdoors via a dry vent hose. Cold water is drawn into the drum at the same time. The two mix, and the result is a condensing process.
The chlothes should be dry. there may be a damp feeling to them but otherwise dry. If your machine is not drying then the element could be going bad, or a thermal cutoff. those would be the easyiest fixes.
The BIG drawback is drying. It takes about 90 minutes to dry a load, and the clothes come out very wrinkled. Because the drum is so small, the clothes don't 'toss' in heated air and don't fluff at all. Clothes also come out stiffer than a regular dryer.
I also have this unit with the same problems. After lamenting on making a poor purchase decision, I found somewhat of a solution. Basically, water is not being expelled during the dry cycle. When I addressed this issue, clothes were MUCH more dry than before. Made a quick video demonstrating the fix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EhzuzSk2Ok
I have the same problem. The half load / drying button is pushed in; the drying time set; I've reduced the load to almost nothing, but it won't dry. I've tried numerous cycles. The clothes spin, but are still damp at the end.
How would I go about checking my lid switch or fixing my clutch, if that's the problem?
You can check this by closing your faucet on the wall, & trying the spin only option. If you suceed in the clothes being dry, you have an inlet problem, replace the water inlet valve at the top of the machine, you can do it yourself. Power off the mains. You could also check out your filter & pump.
Sites for spares: RepairClinic.com espares.co.uk AppliancePartsPros.com
Hi, Marvin, My name is Neil and i am happy to help you and give you good advice!
It's not worth fixing if it's 10 years old or more, better off
replacing it with a newer machine which will be much more efficient!
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Dryer / drying troubles - DIY repairs WD-12320RD /
WM3431H. It was difficult to find suitable solutions so I shall share
my experiences here. I live in Malaysia and purchased the LG
washer-dryer model WD-12320RD TROMM (240V) in January 2006. WD-12320RD
should be similar to WM3431H, just compare and verity features
available at LG's Singapore website http://sg.lge.com. However,
WD-12320RD model is no longer available locally. Both model's features
are essentially the same since I relied on the WM3431H service manual
downloaded from http://22.214.171.124/SubPages/DA_Laundry.htm for my
Fixing the machine would require relevant skills and plenty of
common sense. Do this at your own risk and I am not responsible for
Trouble date: January 2006
Symptoms: Damp clothes. Steam present when the door was opened and the door was also wet.
Solutions attempted: New washer-dryer drying under “Very” (More)
didn’t worked. Machine was still under warranty and LG repairman was
quick to respond and helpful. Diagnosed the problem to be a faulty PWB
Assembly (main). Replaced PWB Assembly with a new version i.e. without
“Cd” (cool down) feature. Machine worked as it should and clothes were
dry even under “Cupboard” (Normal) mode.
Trouble date: March 2008
Symptoms: Similar to January 2006. Problem persisted, even after running drying cycle twice.
Solutions attempted: Dryer under “Very” (More) didn’t worked. First
diagnosis, faulty Heater Assembly and Motor Assembly (Fan) located in
dryer Duct (Inlet). Replaced the Thermostat Assembly, the Fan and also
thoroughly cleaned the Duct Assembly (condensing). It was full of lint
but no hairs, etc. Problem persisted.
Tried “Time” drying setting at 2h 30m and the drying worked a little better but the clothes were still slightly damp.
Tried Cupboard again and this time I observed the display was reduced
to 10m or 6m after only ½h passed. Ran the cycle again but also used a
separate kitchen timer as a reference control by setting both timers at
2h 30m. Confirmed the drying cycle ended abruptly in about 45m while
the kitchen timer was still running.
Tried “Low Temp” mode and the drying cycle lasted between 3½h and
4h. During the drying cycle, time display would stay frozen at 6m when
the actual time passed was more than 1h. Once completed, the clothes
were dry but some steam was still present. The door was dry too.
Replaced the PWB Assembly and dryer worked again. Clothes were dry as toast.
Symptoms: Immediately after drying cycle, damp clothes, door is wet and steam present.
Recommended action: Try all drying modes, observe behaviour compare
with the above. Use a separate timer as reference to confirm drying
cycle ended abruptly. During cycle also observe whirring sound to be
sure that the dryer fan motor was running and the top right hand side
of the machine felt warm because of the heater. Thoroughly clean the
Duct Assembly (condensing).
Tips on cleaning Duct Assembly: Unplug power cord and ensure machine is cool.
Step 1 - (note: for this step, very little guidance was found in
manual) remove back panel to access the rubber bellows connecting the
Duct Assembly to the tub. It should be located at the lower left side.
Before removing the bellows, line the base with some towels in case
Duct was flooded. Wash bellows thoroughly. Remove any other lint or
visible obstructions from the Duct and tub openings. Re-attach and
Step 2 - remove the Heater Assembly and Fan covers to expose the
heating element. Scrub the entire inside walls with moist toothbrush.
Extend the handle if required. Don't use sharp objects to clean the
Duct. It would be easier to remove lint if the inside walls were
moisten with water using a manual spray pump. Exercise extreme care and
do not wet other parts of the machine. Remove the loose lint and rinse
entire area carefully using cups of water and all the remaining lint
would flow down the Duct into the tub and later, exit through the drain
hose. If the Duct is blocked, the water may fill up the Duct. Not to
worry, try removing the obstruction (likely to be lint or hair) with a
suitable tool, probably a stiff rod with a blunt, L-shaped end.
Finally, clean by rinsing with water and dry the covers and Fan before
re-assembling all the parts. Repeat Step 1 if necessary.
Recommended solution: If symptoms persist, most likely the PWB
Assembly has conked out, even if it was a new machine as in my case and
it appears to be so for many users as well.
User tips for best performance: Maximum load by volume, clothes should
not exceed 70% of tub. When drying efficiency is affected, cleaning
maintenance is required.
it will be the pump they have a small fan inside them they get weak and with the pressure of the water they stop spinning which doesnt push your the water through the motor fast enough to drain properly replace and you will see the difference