We have a 2006 LG Model DLE5977W that is making a clunking noise when it runs. We tried it with different size loads, as well as with no load in it at all. It seems to dry ok but we're nervous this might become something worse. Please Help!
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Hi kirst_alers2 - From what you have described it sounds like you either have a problem with the belt, front (and/or rear) bearing, or a loose connection with the motor or drum. Lint or something else clogging the vent could be causing the dryer to take a longer time to dry the clothing. If the dryer is taking too long to dry then the issue may lie with a faulty sensor. I recommend contacting a professional to accurately diagnose the issue, the part(s) may have to be replaced depending if they are worn, damaged or loose. You can often locate a qualified tech through the manufacturer website.
Possibly the roller, I would have to hear it to be sure, but if it sounds like a clunking noise, it is probably a roller, if it is more of a high pitched whine, or a sound like a penny in a vaccum you probably have something stuck in your blower.
Sounds like you need a blower wheel.you will need to remove the front panel and the houseing under the front panel.It is located on the bottom front laft side. if you need help on assembly or disassembly let me know hope i fixya :)
Your particular unit has quite a few things that could be making a real loud noise.....The idler pulley, blower wheel, rear drum rollers, front drum glides. Bottomline is you have to get in there and take the unit apart..vacuuming while there and if the unit is making such a noise, it will be obvious where the problem is.....If I can help further, I am here.......
Clunking could be from bad rollers or cracked drum. Check the drum seam for a crack. If its the rollers you can do the same thing as drum replacement only order the rollers. I got my parts from Sears parts. The below is for a 2514 but should be close for yours.
Ordered drum from Sears parts. 3045EL1002D Cost of 85$ + 15 to ship. It came in 5 days.
Here is how to do it on a DLE2514W. Takes about an hour. I only used a phillips screw
driver. Take your time and look over the situation. I hope that I rememberd
everything. Good luck. Dryer Drum Repair
Dryer Drum Repair
1. Remove L bracket with 6 screws at the top, rear. 2. Slide top back 2 inches to unlatch and remove. 3. Remove control panel with 2 screws at top, inside corners. 4. Carefully unplug 4 plugs from back of control panel. 5. Looking at inside at the top. Remove wiring bundle from 2 guides. 6. Unplug wire from dryer light. 7. Open dryer door and unscrew 2 screws behind door just below lint trap. 8. Remove 4 screws at top of front panel that holds the door. 9. Lift up front panel to remove. I couldn't get the door switch plug to disconnect so I carefully rotated it an set it on top of the dryer. 10. Remove upper case bracket with 2 screws in front and 2 screws inside at top. 11. slide up a bit to unlock from sides. Watch routing of dryer switch wire bundle. 12. Remove lint trap duct with 2 machine screws. Carefully slide down to remove. 13. Remove front drum support with 4 screws attached to sides. Lift up to disengage
sides. Lift drum to free from rollers. 14. Observe how drive belt is routed around motor and tension roller. Push tension
roller up and release belt. Carefully take belt off and remove. 15. Almost done. Lift drum up at rear to free from rear rollers. Remove. 16. While your're there vacuume up dust and reverse procedure to install.
The clunking noise may be a broken weld on the drum. Every time it turns and passes through the guide wheel supports, it makes a thunk thunk noise. You will need to have a qualified LG technician diagnose the problem correctly but that's what it sounds like.