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This dryer STINKS

This heavy duty dryer requires that you reduce your load size in order for the clothes to dry before several days have passed. Not very heavy duty, I would say.

From the first week, I have been complaining about what a lousy lint trap this dryer has...clothes take DAYS to dry. I ALWAYS have to vacuum lint out of the bottom. THIS MORNING the dryer was on fire....you know why?

Because the lint trap is so lousy. It catches nothing. The lint was so built up on the INSIDE of the machine under the barrel and around the back, (Not the exhaust vent) that it caught fire. I had to run water through the back and bottom of this very expensive machine which I treated myself to because of our large family. Looks like less than 3 years later, I am out of a dryer again.

My last dryer, a cheap Whirpool gas dryer, lived for over 10 years before we had to buy a new switch, and then it lived again. ONCE I had to open the back of the machine and get the lint out. How is "Life Good" when the machine requires so much care? This machine stinks....it is a waste of money.


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Wow, a lot of really great information. Thank you so much. I am going to rate your answer helpful because it will take some time to know if lg will fix the problem. I really thought this was a loss, but even if it is, it is good to know for the next time. You gave me a lot information I would not have considered. Thank you.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008



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Most of the time this problem is caused by a vent restiction or mashed vent behind the drier what i tell my customers is to run 4' pvc plastic pipe from the outside hood under the house then use a90 degree elbow to come up through the floor and a small piece of metal flex vent and clamp for the final connection you'll never have a vent problem again i know how you feel and im not saying your not right just giving tech advice so you don't have same promb with new drier im a real svc tech and im concerned with you also call lgs cust relations people not cust service cust relations be nice say you didn't think lg was like this and you don't know if you just got a bad drier or what tell the whole story fire and all don't mention pile up of lint they want you happy with there products and most of the time will help some times even give you a new drier you got nothing to lose by trying all appliance mfg are afraid of the fire word worth a try do it right might get a new drier but do your vent before inst any time it takes more than an hour to dry clothes ita a washer promblem clothes too wet or a vent promblem sorry for you promblem just trying to help

Posted on Dec 29, 2007


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  3. Please confirm that the lint filter is clean prior to each new load of laundry.
  4. Divide your larger load into a number of smaller loads.
  5. If you are only drying a handful of items, add a few extra pieces to help ensure proper tumbling action.
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