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LG DLE5977B (Black Electric Dryer)

Dryer is just now almost 3 years old and started making a lot of rackett when running. The drum turns and it sounds like something is either loose or knocking around. It's not the load... We've dried hundreds of loads in this dryer... it's been in use nearly every day since it was purchasd (with 3 kids and 5 people in household...). Anyone else have this issue? I phoned repair company today, but since it's Sunday, they're closed.

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  • Rob Bellomy Apr 02, 2007

    Thanks for the suggestions! It's just a home-model but with 3 kids and 2 adults, it gets used several times each week.

  • dbennett873 Oct 13, 2008

    I have the same problem with my LG Dryer... mine is only 1 year and 3 months old. It has a loud knocking sound when running.

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    I have the same issue with ours. It sounds like the drum bumps the side of the machine when it turs.

  • jagpizza1 Dec 15, 2008

    Drum make s a loud bump noise when it turns. Someone said the drum was cracked. Can anyone help

  • hiendo85 Apr 12, 2009

    i have this problem when it was 1 yr old. when it turn, it keep making noise like something is loose , and now finally the drum is crack and it is loose. will turn on and work as normal but afraid to use becuase it making a whole lot of loud noise now. i think i need to replace that part. dont know where to began though.. suggestions please

  • cybercliff Apr 27, 2009

    I have the same problem. I purchased LG washer TROMM and dryer DLE5977B, and noticed about a month ago that the drum has a crack of approx 1/2 inch. Dryer still works, but makes lots of noise. Can anyone recommend a fixed?

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Remove couple of screws from the top rear and slide back the top cover. You will see the drum. Slowly turn the drum and feel the drum knocks. Then turn it slowly until the knocking part comes on the top. Check for crack along the welded joint. If it is cracked, change it asap because it can damage the roller also. Call LG for part number and dealer information. If you are technical, you can replace it.
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Again this dryer is a POS! We had problems since get go...first lint filter. Then we just vaccum it out all the time. Then the loud noises and we found that tons of people have this problem and it has something to do with rollers that can be replaced, but the problem will come back and we have a crack in the stainless steel drum too! Oh and forgot to mention it takes me 5-10x's now to dry clothes and after the crack now it is chewing up all our expensive clothes! I feel with something we spent so much of our hard earned money on, they should do something about these problems they are not isolated issues.

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I have serviced appliances for about 20 years now. My suggestion is that the drum rollers are worn or possibly a belt or bearing as mentioned earlier. To check it out requires almost a complete disassembly. Unless you are very mechanically and electrically inclined, I would leave this to a pro. It isn't a complicated repair. It is the tear down and reassembly that can be tricky for a novice. Parts should be inexpensive and it should only take 30 minutes or less for a professional, depending on the location, space etc.

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Depending on the make, it could be a worn belt, bearings,tension spring or rod,check all holes in tumbler for stuck objects, screws, plastics, ect. Is it a commercial dryer where it is mounted to the floor? If so check the mounting bolts. Check the easy stuff first, till you hear from the repair co.

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