Question about LG DLE5977 Electric Dryer
I had the common "cracked drum" problem. I ordered and received the new drum, and installed it. However, it is now rubbing heavily in the front. It is rubbing on the front white support plate, in one place on the drum only, on each revolution. It comes up off one of the the front rollers as it rotates. Seems like the new drum is out of round. Is there something I should check / adjust to verify it is round or properly supported? I'm also not sure how the felt seal is supposed to look. Should it fold down in the front, or lay out on top? Any assistance would be appreciated.
Ken, Don't know if this will be of any help or not, as I've never seen a dryer drum with the felt seal on the front. All of the machines I've repaired, (and that's a bunch), had the felt seal on the rear of the drum, with the front being supported by the configuration of the front panel where the door is located. Mostly the front of the drums were supported by small strips of teflon, or cork, as slides, but that's it. Never had one with felt in front. Is it possible the drum is in backwards?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: LG 2514W Rear Seal
Here is a link to the service manual ( think you already have this but if not.. here it is..
and here is the disassembly link
As for gasket replacement, consider this.. If you are attempting this yourself.. order the correct gasket and gasket cement from an appliance dealer..I believe item #A460 and the part number for your model is 4986EL2004D so that is what you will need to order. Typically, you would just remove the drum from the chassis and glue the gasket in place after removing the original one. Just follow the disassembly intructions tyat I've attached as a link and then the drum comes out fairly simply.. If you have access to a digital camera, take a few before pictures of the drum, belt and pulley system so you can use them as backup in case you get confused.. It really isn't all that difficult. As alway.. make sure you UNPLUG it first... Good Luck..
Posted on Sep 19, 2008
A new drum and rollers should have solved this issue. The rollers were upgraded to have a harder rubber consistency about 1 year ago. Ensure that the technician did not use old stock parts. The new, updated rollers should have a blue dot on them. As for a cracked drum weld, this would be a defective part. Make sure to call LG customer service to have the issue documented so that there will be a history. This way, even when your unit goes out of warranty they will have records of the service and the repairs should still be covered for sometime.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
SOURCE: Drum noise
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
UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication.
And also the noise could be the front seal is out of alignment or broken and this may cause the machine to be slower in tumbling.
If you have a front loading machine,
Remove the electrical box that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer. Be real careful not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the dryer. Now you should be able to see the front seal and see if it is ok and now this will also expose the drum and belt Remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers.
Check your rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them replace them.
If they don't then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil. Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve your noise problem.
I will include these two websites for parts and further help:
Both also have chat assistance 24/7.
I hope this helps
Posted on Oct 26, 2009
the roller is out of round instead for the internal bearing has dried up and locked tight making the belt to burn the nylon roller flat in the spot the belt rides on. It will be neccessary to replace the belt and the roller as well
Posted on Feb 20, 2010
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