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Drum noise I have the same noise except mine never goes away and now the drum has cracked right were it rides on the front rollers.

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  • carmenlh Oct 11, 2008

    the Drum cracked. I had a loud knocking noise before that happened.

  • lostinNH Nov 10, 2008

    DLE2512W Electric Dryer had 1.5 ears..out of warranty. Loud noises for a day or two..now, turns on for about 6 seconds, then off. Sometimes, it changes it's time left, then starts again..for about 3 seconds. Took apart vent, ran fish line up to front to see if anything in vent..nothing. Of course nothing from dryer to outside vent either. Cooling light always on, drying light blinks..any ideas? How to run diagnostics would be a good start? Called LG and they said it was a venting issue..nothing seems wrong with venting..help?

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    drum turns for about 6 seconds each time it spins.it seems like drum is out of balance.

  • wonderwom318 Feb 14, 2009

    We have the same problem- clunking craked drum where it is on the rollers- out of warranty and cant find a replacement part- LG customer service no help out of warranty- had for 1.5 years. ANyone know where to get new parts???

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    My dryer also has cracked. Sears has the parts. They gave me an estimate of 85 dollars not including installation fees.

  • gbkane40 Apr 02, 2009

    You can order a new drum and install it yourself from www.MCMelectronics.com

    I think that mine cast me about $150.00 for the drum about 4 months ago.


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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.

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