Question about LG DLG3788W Gas Dryer

2 Answers

Our dryer is making a thumping noise. There is nothing in the dryer, but it sounds like tennis shoes thumping around. It is also making a slight sqeaking noise, which started before the thumping.

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 32 Answers

REPLACE ROLLERS ,IN THE BACK OF DRUM (2)

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

OK. I hope this helps someone that runs across it later. I had that. It sounds creepy, like someone pounding to get out. I found that same lint catch issue where it wasn't collecting. Here's the scoop. There is a screw behind the lint bowl thing that lets you remove that piece. (forgive me if it's not exact, it's been a few months since I fixed it) OK, next, There is a ring around the side that needs to be turned a notch to pull it off the drum. It's the white thing that you see when you look into the drum. What happened is the tiny clips that hold onto the lint wheel broke. the remaining ones are clipping where they should catch and hold, thus thumping as the drum turns. To fix this, I simply took high temp epoxy from the hardware store and glued the two together. (youll see it if you take it apart) Yes, if the lint thing goes bad, ill have to buy both parts though it cost me a failed service call and about an hour with less than $20 for the fix. Well worth the possible issue down the line.

From here, I should note that the lint will need a little help. Clean out as much as you can (make sure its unplugged, 220v is no joke) The vent fan is all part of the same belt/motor as far as I can tell. I took a vac and shoved it in the back and slowly turned the fan thing by hand. It sucks, it's not going to get it all, but if you get enough, it should work to blow the rest out.

If this doesn't make sense or you'd like pics, email me. s kleman at g mail. with no spaces in the email...

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Kenmore dryer making a thumping noise


Your dryer has rolls on the drum and they are going bad and need to be replaced

Mar 22, 2014 | LG DLG3788W Gas Dryer

1 Answer

I have an electric frontload dryer. If I turn it on with nothing in it, it sounds like there is a shoe tumbling around. If I open the door and spin the drum by hand, each revolution the drum makes, there...


Hi,


Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and noises...

It will help you determine what is happening there...

Dryer Repair Squeaks, Grinding, Clicking and Knocking Noise


heatman101

Asker

Nov 22, 2010 | GE Dryers

1 Answer

I have a gas dryer - model #MDG9700AWW .. the power is on but when i push the button to start nothing is happening .. the dryer was recently making a sound like it would if there were tennis shoes in the...


do you hear like a click noise, it may have tripped your overload switch, it is located on the motor on the inside of the dryer. You will need to pull the front panel off and investigate. the screws on the inside of the door, pry up on the top corners, remove panel carefully as the door switch is connected to it, lift top lid back 90 degrees, look at belt, should be centered on drum and should be able to rotate drum with some resistance. there are two switches on the motor on resets the other trips, the rest will click when reset. Good Luck Tim

Sep 23, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MCG8000AW Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Maytag neptune dryer making a thumping noise while drum turns, as if there were a tennis shoe in it, but there isn't? Ideas?


Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and noises...

It will help you determine what is happening there...

Dryer Repair Squeaks, Grinding, Clicking and Knocking Noise


heatman101

Jan 23, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Clunking noise, like a tennis shoe, top right rear of dryer


HI sounds to me like your drum support is worn, it would make a thumping sound. You have 2 you should replace them both.
If you are needing a part - call this toll free number 1 877-489-5610, I have used them many times, they are the best. Best of all overnight shipping!

Sep 23, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

2 Answers

LG DLE3777W dryer thumps when running . It sounds like there are tennis shoes in the drum.


Probable cause is the bearing on the wheel that turns the drum is worn out. They are easy to replace and should cost less than $25. for the part.
Remove the front of the dryer and turn the drum by hand, you should be able to tell which side is worn.
Be sure and unplug first.

Mar 16, 2009 | LG DLE3777 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Thumping noise in atlantis dryer after drying heavy mattress pad


Have you husband do a visual inspection of the drum and literally feel it to see if anything is caught or stuck on the drum. The motor also may have something caught in it as well. This would be the motor that turns the drum.

Dec 15, 2008 | Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Loud thumping sound


It's probably time for new drum support rollers. There are two rollers the drum rides on and their bearings can fail, which makes them noisy and also makes the drum wobbly while it turns. Replacing the rollers isn't difficult, and you can do it yourself if you feel comfortable working with hand tools and are patient.

Here's a good site with information on belt replacement and other repair tips, and a source for parts:

http://repair2000.com/wpoolbelt.htm

Nov 26, 2008 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

1 Answer

LG ELECTRIC DRYER


Henry, its going to be 1 of 2 things. Check inside your drum, see if the vent in the rear has burning or discoloration around it. If it does, it sounds as if your vent is restricted causing the unit to overheat, so clean/fix/replace the venting and your support pulleys will need to be repalce ie flat spots from overheat. If there is no scoarching marks and you know its not the vent or heat issue, the drum seam may have parted causing the thump as every revolution is made.

Apr 04, 2008 | LG DLE2514 Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
LG DLG3788W Gas Dryer Logo

676 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top LG Dryers Experts

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Mike
Mike

Level 2 Expert

165 Answers

Are you a LG Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...