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Offline Peretz

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Screw dropped in back of LG DLE2301W
« on: June 01, 2010, 03:32:05 PM »
LG DLE2301W Dryer. My wife and I moved over the weekend and discovered that we need to change from a 3-wire power cable to a 4-wire. While unscrewing the back panel covering the power connections, a screw fell into the back of the dryer.

I have two questions:

1. Is there any feasible way to remove the screw from frame of the dryer?

2. What is the probability of the screw doing any damage to the dryer?

The dryer is less than a year old and a fantastic machine. I know the chances of the screw causing any problems is slim, but, in my understanding, not zero. We have a small mountain of laundry to do after the move, but we're not willing to take the chance of ruining a great dryer for the sake of haste.

Any expert opinions and suggestions are, as always, greatly appreciated.

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Re: Screw dropped in back of LG DLE2301W
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 05:07:30 PM »
What screw was lost? Hope it wasn't a vital one like ones on the power terminal. You have to use THOSE screws for the power terminal
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Re: Screw dropped in back of LG DLE2301W
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010, 05:12:24 PM »
My wife and I moved over the weekend and discovered that we need to change from a 3-wire power cable to a 4-wire. While unscrewing the back panel covering the power connections, a screw fell into the back of the dryer.

I have two questions:

1. Is there any feasible way to remove the screw from frame of the dryer?

2. What is the probability of the screw doing any damage to the dryer?

The dryer is less than a year old and a fantastic machine. I know the chances of the screw causing any problems is slim, but, in my understanding, not zero. We have a small mountain of laundry to do after the move, but we're not willing to take the chance of ruining a great dryer for the sake of haste.

Any expert opinions and suggestions are, as always, greatly appreciated.


No damage is likely.

If the screw was *green* for the plug ground wire---replace it with an identical sized screw.
If the screw is used to attach the power cord to the dryer--this can be replaced at the local hardware store. Take one of the screws with you to size-match.

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Re: Screw dropped in back of LG DLE2301W
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 05:17:14 PM »
If one of those terminals is the least bit loose their will be a burnt terminal. Seen it.
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Re: Screw dropped in back of LG DLE2301W
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2010, 12:53:35 PM »
The screw was to one of the three power terminals; it wasn't the green ground screw.

I ended up matching the screw at a local hardware store and reconnecting the dryer. So far, so good!

Maybe the lost screw will one day re-emerge during a future move...

 

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