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Cracked Drum on LG Dryer Model #DLE2512W

My drum in my dryer has cracked and clothes are getting stuck in it now. I see several people have the same problem with other LG dryers. Has there been any recalls?

If not, what is the replacement drum item number, how do I order it, and how hard will it be to fix ourselves?

Also...my dryer gets stuck on 6 minutes for a long, long time.

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  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    I have the same problem with the same dryer

  • numdoc Jan 26, 2009

    Same problem, same Dryer.  I hate that I have to spend money and time on a dryer that is just out of warranty.  I feel that I should be able to put a brick in the dryer and it not crack the drum.  Clearly a failure in the metal or the weld.  I should have stuck with my old Kenmore... It was 10 years + old and worked fine, but we had to go "green".

  • numdoc Jan 26, 2009

    A quick update:  the part 3045E4002D is no longer avaliable and the new part 3045E4002C is 147.88 plus shipping.  What is note worthy is that although this is a "non stocking part" and as such does not allow for returns, they have 13 of them in stock in the GA warehouse.  If this cracking is not a problem then why do they have so many at one location?

  • mysports Feb 09, 2009


    • drum is also cracked after 1 yr

  • andersonmh Feb 19, 2009

    I also have a cracked drum on my DLE2514W dryer. The replacement part is 3045EL1002D. I noticed that there are newer rev drums available e.g.3045EL1002E and 3045EL1002F. Will they fit my dryer and are they made of a thicker material or have better welds. I would like to replace the drum with a stronger one if possible so I don't have to do this every 2.5 years.

    Thanks

  • lorishelton Feb 24, 2009

    I have the same problem with a crack in my Dryer Drum. Looks like the weld came loose and the drum cracked now I am getting clothes stuck in the crack. I only owned the Dryer for 2.5 yrs and pd $1300 alot more then I would have pd for a desent Whirlpool. I called LG customer Service and they stated they will do nothing. I will never purchase another LG of anything again. My $500 Kenmore dryer lasted 10 Yrs before I had any problems.

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    Cracked drum, argh!!!!

  • David Morrison
    David Morrison Oct 17, 2012

    My Kenmore dryer broke at the weld not even 2 years old, Sears said tooo bad

  • shelly Sep 16, 2013

    I have the same problem - for the second time - with my samsung front load dryer

  • bendts
    bendts Jan 26, 2014

    I have been fighting with lg to replace even under warranty now for 18 months, and still nothing. Never again!!!!

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If you are still looking for information on this:
No, there has not been any recall.
It is not a real common problem. I only see 1 or 2 a year, which is not many. (LE errors on washers are much more common, for example) The part number of the drum for a DLE2512W dryer is 3045EL1002D and lists for just over $100. You can find a service center to order the part from (in the US) at http://us.lgservice.com/index_b2c.jsp
I would rate the repair at about a 5 or 6 out of 10 on a scale of 1-10 in difficulty. (Basically, remove top, remove front control panel, remove front panel, remove front drum support, remove belt, drum comes out the front, reassemble.)

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Rivit strips of 24 guage stainless over the cracked seam using stainless rivits and this shoud hold the seem and crack securely. ( grind the corners and edges of the metal strips so they are smooth. )

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  • DuctapeDan Oct 26, 2010

    Thanks for the suggestion. It's exaclty what I did, before reading this. I thought I was nuts, or just cheep. It's worked OK, but the drum is no longer perfectly round, or perfectly balanced. My drier makes more noise now and vibrates quite a bit. I would only recommend this as a temporary fix until you can afford a new drum. A replacement drum is on my list of future purchases.

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SOURCE: Cracked Drum on LG Dryer Model #DLE2512W

I had a 2514 with a similar problem. Cracked drum. This is what I did to fix it. With the new drum. No noise at all.

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.

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