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Offline expatriot98

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LG washer/dryer combo WM3455HS not drying
« on: March 08, 2012, 11:23:20 AM »
I just bought a used LG WM3455HS from a private party. The machine washes great and will dry the clothes to a damp state, but not to fully dry. In some googling, I've read that lint may be collecting in a tube or duct and hinders or stops the drying process completly. A service call is required where a tech digs into the works of the machine to clean out the lint. I have not been able to find any DIY's for this process or even where this collection point is located. Any hints from the experts would be greatly appreciated. I have done some washer repair before (Neptune bearings) so not afraid to dig in.

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Mark

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Re: LG washer/dryer combo WM3455HS not drying
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 12:30:21 PM »
Looks like I got the model wrong. It is a WM3431HS instead of a 3455. thx

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Re: LG washer/dryer combo WM3455HS not drying
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 01:12:30 PM »
The best thing to do is take the dryer vent off back of dryer, see if it drys better.

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Re: LG washer/dryer combo WM3455HS not drying
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 01:19:30 PM »
Sorry - I should have mentioned that it's a ventless model. thx

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Re: LG washer/dryer combo WM3455HS not drying
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 06:23:18 PM »
heres the test mode, see if i can find out anything else for you.

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Re: LG washer/dryer combo WM3455HS not drying
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2012, 07:48:49 PM »
Even though ventless , there is a "dry vent" assembly with dry fan at top . There will be a clog of lint midway in plastic vent . Take off back of machine, take off top of machine, unscrew dry vent fan (white and in top corner of machine), unscrew bottom of white plastic vent 5 screws, I used wire hanger from top to push clog to bottom, then used fingers to pull out. Yuck.

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Re: LG washer/dryer combo WM3455HS not drying
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2012, 08:40:20 PM »
When this problem arises, AIRFLOW is the issue. I remove the top and rear panel. The dryer and its venting system is slightly like a puzzle. Removing the large tube that runs from the top to bottom and washing out FULLY with a garden hose will resolve the problem. Be prepared, when it gets to the state of not drying fully, there will be mucho linto.... :D As a curiosity, inspect where the dryer casing (BROWN) makes a 180 degree turn into the top of the front outer tub... I've seen airflow so inhibited that it melted the tub!!!!(Directly underneath) O0 Let me know if i could be of more assistance.

 

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