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LG dryer making unbelievable noise!!! Loud thumping noise. Took top off and drum is cracked seam where it is welded. This may be the cause of the noise.

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Same problem here. Half of my LG appliances have failed within 2 years. Stay away from LG!!! They look pretty, though.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag Dryer MDG9700AWW has split into the metal drum at the seam

I'd say take the 50% off offer. Dryer drums are very thin, and a weld would most likely still make a thump noise every time it passed the drum supports. (two thumps per revolution) I've seen this on other brands which use thin stainless steel drums. (I didn't look up your model to see if the drum was SS or powder coated metal, or galvanized, or whatever) It is not a real common thing, but certainly not unheard of. I'd say it was indeed a poor weld, but the manufacturer's generally won't help much once it makes it past the warranty period. Don't bother rating this, as anything but a FixYa lowers my rating. Thanks.

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Dryer is making loud thumping noise.

Take off the back panel of the dryer and look at the motor and belt turning the drum. There may be something caught on the drum and is pinned in place causing the noise. The motor could be loose on the platform and needs to be tightened. It is probably something physical and seen causing the noise.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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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.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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SOURCE: LG DLE3777W dryer thumps when running

It turns out the drum was cracked. I replaced the drum. No more thumping noise.

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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SOURCE: cracked drum on the DLE3777W model

mntech, how do you wrap the belt around the pulleys once they are off, there appears to be too much slack when putting the drum back in the machine?

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

Krazytech
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SOURCE: Loud thumping noise has resulted in penny size hole in the drum.

Check your owner manual some LG had life time warranty on there drums..if so call for service..

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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