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Got clothes out my dryer and turned the drum clockwise to get a lint. Heard a loud clunk noise and now it wont spin. Please help

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Check for a broken drive belt for the drum
the clunk may have been from the belt as it broke and hit the cabinet

Posted on Apr 07, 2015

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    Thank you. Will look into it!

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Hi Kyboy49,

The drum rolls on idler wheels. Sometimes the lint and stuff clings to these wheels and causes the cluncking noise you speak of. You will have to pop up the lid and see if you can reach the wheels for cleaning. You may have to pull the front panel off.

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The clunking noise may be a broken weld on the drum.  Every time it turns and passes through the guide wheel supports, it makes a thunk thunk noise.  You will need to have a qualified LG technician diagnose the problem correctly but that's what it sounds like.

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Make sure the drum is not catching the back panel, and that the fan is not loose on the motor.

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Sounds like the drive belt has gone,and the noise you can hear is the motor going round.
The red glow you can see, will be the heater element glowing..
To check the belt, remove top cover, and you will be able to see if the belt is on or not, if you can see it round the drum, try to lift it up, if it has not broken,then you will not be able to remove it, and that means the motor or drum could be siezed, try to turn the drum by hand, it should be fairly stiff to turn, but not that stiff that you cannot turn it at all.

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