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LG dryer
« on: April 04, 2009, 04:55:06 PM »
I start this LG DLG3788W dryer and it hums but the drum does not turn. I can turn the drum by hand close the door (quickly) and the dryer will run. This will happen if the dryer is empty also :-\

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Re: LG dryer
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2009, 05:30:16 PM »
I have never even seen an LG dryer but I would lean seriously towards motor replacement on this complaint.
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Re: LG dryer
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2009, 05:33:05 PM »
How old is the dryer?

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Re: LG dryer
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2009, 06:42:00 PM »
I start the dryer and it hums but the drum does not turn. I can turn the drum by hand close the door (quickly) and the dryer will run. This will happen if the dryer is empty also :-\
the dryer is 3 1/2 years old. Sometimes it will run fine with no prblems

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Re: LG dryer
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2009, 06:43:12 PM »
the dryer is 3 1/2 years old

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Re: LG dryer
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2009, 07:22:13 PM »
Maybe you has some warranty on it yet?
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Re: LG dryer
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2009, 12:27:50 PM »
With the dryer door open, find the door switch. Depress it and get someone to hit the start button while you spin the drum as they hit start. If it hums, then start running with your assistance, the start winding is bad, or the electricals on the motor aren't closing. I'm LG authorized. I'll look up more info for you and post it later. Grandaughters Birthday coming at 2.
Nancy
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Re: LG dryer
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2009, 06:57:02 PM »
Hi Nancy
 
 How long have you been LG authorized? I don't see to many LG products myself. It would be great to have another LG technician around to help answer questions.

Hope your Grandaughter had a great birthday today. :)
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Re: LG dryer
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2009, 10:54:40 PM »
What kind of motor does an LG dryer have? Is it a 3 phaze dc exotic model run by a power inverter on a huge computer board? or a simple 125 volt motor like in regular dryers?
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