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LG DRYER MAKING CLUNKING NOISE

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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  • goldenwrench Nov 15, 2008

    I have the same problem on the same model number. Noise sounds like it's coming from the belt drive area under the drum. How do I gain access to this area?

  • goldenwrench Nov 15, 2008

    OOPS! MNTECH was 100% right! Drum is cracked. This is a 2 year old machine. I am now going to talk to LG about this obvious defect. See if they will cover it under warranty.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    Mine sounds like it is starting to go. I am trying to access interior to check it out.

  • floabs00 Dec 06, 2008

    I have the exact same problem a cracked drum is this not a recall of some kind?

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    Same problem, but goes away when it heats up. I think the metal they used it too thin and likely warps when it cools. Mine is out of warranty but I agree that this is a defect and should be covered regardless of expiration date.

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    I have the same model, and it is 2 years 6 months old broke over the weekend. Just contacted Home Depot extended guaranty department.

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    MNTECH nailed it! I also have a cracked drum. Glad I read this before attempting to disassemble.

  • rhp123 Jan 28, 2009

    MNTECH nailed it! Mine was making a clunking noise too. As suggested, I checked the drum and it IS cracked at the seam in the rear. Thanks MNTECH!

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Look inside the drum at the seam, front and back side. The weld on the stainless steel drum may have cracked. You would need to replace part number 3045EL1002F. It is moderatly difficult to replace.

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I removed the filter in the dryer, now my dryer in making a bad noise..what should i do

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