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LG 2514W Rear Seal

The rear seal on my LG 2514W Electric Dryer needs to be replaced. It looks like rubber in the back, with a soft, fibrous, felt-like material attached to it that acts like a cushion between the drum and the back plate. The felt-like part has broken and part of it is now hanging in the drum. I can tuck it back into the crack between the drum and the back plate, but it just comes right back out again. The dryer function works fine. I'm afraid to keep using it, but cannot find ANY repair person to come out and fix this problem! I live in Western MA and I've called everyone in the yellow pages. Either they don't service LG, or they don't do any service in my area. I found a service manual online that gives me exploded views of the whole unit, but cannot discern whether I'm going to have to take the top off, then the front and remove the drum by pulling it out the front, or take the top off and deal with the seal from the rear. I hope you can help me with this. I will never buy another LG product again! I will only buy mainstream names that anyone can repair if needed. Thank you.

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Here is a link to the service manual ( think you already have this but if not.. here it is..

http://136.166.4.200/contents/Laundry/DLE2514/DLE2514_Service_Manual.pdf

and here is the disassembly link

http://136.166.4.200/contents/Laundry/DLE2514/DLE2514_Disassembly.pdf

As for gasket replacement, consider this.. If you are attempting this yourself.. order the correct gasket and gasket cement from an appliance dealer..I believe item #A460 and the part number for your model is 4986EL2004D so that is what you will need to order. Typically, you would just remove the drum from the chassis and glue the gasket in place after removing the original one. Just follow the disassembly intructions tyat I've attached as a link and then the drum comes out fairly simply.. If you have access to a digital camera, take a few before pictures of the drum, belt and pulley system so you can use them as backup in case you get confused.. It really isn't all that difficult. As alway.. make sure you UNPLUG it first... Good Luck..

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Hi kc,
You are on the right track, the dryer has many screws and sections to pull off including the top and front. I use a plastic scraper from Ace Hardware to remove old felt to prevent scraping enamel on drum. Note how the belt loops on the tensioner to the motor pulley.

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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