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Takes a lot longer to dry clothes

Hi,
I have the same problem with this Model dryer...takes a very long time to dry a load. Own this unit new, within a year had the Drum and roller replaced by LG. Six months after that, had the Blower fan blades replaced. Now it's taking a lot longer to dry clothes.....I thought it was the heating elements but its blowing heat out. Have clean out vents system so there is no obstruction.
Saw one solution was to replace the belt ?.....I will try that. Does it have to be an LG belt or any dryer belt that matches the dimensions?...

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  • ace777b Mar 05, 2008

    Is there an adjustment I can make in the dryer ? look like there is a spring loaded/tensioner on it.........thx

  • kerbes Apr 09, 2008

    I've had my LG DLE5977 for two years now. It is taking longer and longer to dry clothes. Could it be the moisture sensor is going out? The reason I suspect that, is because it seems to be shutting off sooner than it used to.


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Belts MUST be ordered by model all belts are different sizes, different witdhs

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