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Loud Thump each time the Drum Rotates

It looks like I'm at least the 2nd person with this similar problem with this model. My only guess is that maybe too heavy of a load was dried once or twice and now this loud thumping noise is a constant. Each time the drum turns, it sounds like a brick is falling inside the drum.
Can anyone let me know what this really is and how it can be fixed?

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  • Scubafreak Apr 15, 2008

    still need help on this problem.

  • y2k_ready Oct 28, 2008

    i have the same problem. it's always been noisy and finally the drum separated. trying to get LG to cover in warranty since it was a defect that should have been recalled. the guy who wants to service it says he has replaced several defective drums. this dryer is a pricey piece of junk, i've already had the thermal safety switch replaced out of warranty - probably because the drum was begining to separate and lint was going in the seam insulating the switch and causing it to overheat. good luck.

  • vickdor Nov 19, 2008

    I have the same problem...but aslo the sound is the worst at start up - the entire dryer shutters to start. I called serveral repair shops in the area and none of them will service LG applicances. I was told that they are inferior products and difficult to get parts I am still looking for someone to repair - of course it's out of warranty

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    I have the same problem. I think it may be a guide wheel with a worn out bearing. Won't know for sure till I take it apart.



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You have a problem with your dryer drum.  The seam weld has cracked and the drum needs to be replaced.  You will need to call a qualified LG technician to resolve this issue.

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OR if belt driven, the alignment of the belt is important, if one pulley is out, and the other in, one shaft will be pulling and the other pushing, again a thump.

Something in the bearing/pulley setup has not been discovered bad yet, it takes micrometers and some knowledge of bearing tolerances to resolve this kind of problem.

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