Model #DLE2301W LG Residential Dryer

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Vibrating Dryer DLE2301W Lg Dryer

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Thank You for choosing Sears PartsDirect.com. I regret to hear that you are having issues with your dryer and do understand your frustration. Glad to help out. Im looking at your model number DLE2301W and here are the items that are usaully replaced on the unit. The drum uses 4 rollers (2 different rollers are used).

1 each Idler pulley
1 each drum belt.
2 each support roller.
2 each support roller .

 
 
I have included a link to our PartsDirect page where you can purchase the part you need to complete your repair. Just click the blue link above to be taken to the page.
 
 
If you have further questions please let me know.
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Sherman_G_Wallace -
Sears Technician
February 13, 2014
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Why has my LG Dryer model DLE2301W has blown 4 high limit thermostats in the past 3 weeks?

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Having to replace the same part on the dryer can be expensive. I am adding two links below that describe a similar questions. I hope this helps while you wait for your expert response.

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Joseph P. -
February 07, 2012
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I agree the vent would have been my first thought also. I could find no history of a problem with the dryer or the limit thermostats but I agree there is something going on to cause the number of failures and the quickness of the failures.

I have no problem with the repair you did and will talk to you. The detail about the dryer working on low heat is appreciated.

Some things to consider. Even if the vent is perfect I still am suspicious of the vent. If you try a few medium loads with the vent disconnected does the thermostat still blow?

The location of the dryer may be a problem. If it is located in a small laundry room and the door is shut the air flow/ventilation may be affected and cause the safety thermostat to blow. If this is the case then try leaving the door open and see if this helps.

This may take a little back and forth between us to nail the problem down but I'm working all weekend.

On another brand dryer is the safety thermostat blows the replacement part comes as a kit with two thermostats. I wonder if changing the thermistor would help?

Something else to consider is if you feel a need to open the door to check if the clothes are dry then pause the unit first before opening the door. If the door is just opened then the air flow is interrupted while the heating continues till the motor stops. This can cause the safety thermostat to fail.

Just a few thoughts about the problem. You can reply with any additional details for further assistance.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
February 09, 2012
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I just had a service tech come out and look at it all. He said all of the components were good (heating element, thermistors, etc). He said that they are told to always change both the High Limit and Cycling thermostats together when only "needing" to change one. So I said sure, go for it. I had not done that yet. Makes some sense, even if the cycling thermostat reads okay on a multimeter maybe it isn't cycling like it should for the high temps. Apparently, he thought I told him not to change both. So he changes one, then leaves. I pay him 115 bucks for it to last about 15 minutes. I call him back, they are supposed to send me new thermostats free of charge for me to change both myself. After that, if they go out again, I guess I need a professional duct cleaning service to come take a look. Any of that make sense? Thanks for the help!

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Jeremy -
February 09, 2012
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You could try a couple of cycles with the hose hose off and see if it helps. Does your vent go straight to the outside or does it go up through the roof. Is it a staight shot or does it had some 90 degree turns?

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
February 11, 2012
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Hey thank you SO MUCH!! I also have been replacing a blown high limit therm. About every 3 months, and I'm not constantly doing laundry. So now it's my 3rd time after checking continuity that its gone out again and I'm blowing cold air! Since I know now for a nice newer dryer like this, their is no way this should be happening, iv been looking for answers or ideas from people with similar problems on this model, and this seems like a good answer that makes sense! I'm going to go ahead and buy the two thermastats and replace the two at the same time. I don't know a whole lot about dryers, but I know enough to see that should totally fix the problem by replacing both at one time!! Thanks for staying on line to the end and getting that information out there! That makes me real confident that will do it!!

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Jay -
November 02, 2013
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Good luck and I hope things work out.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
November 04, 2013
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Loud noise LG dryer

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I can understand you're wanting to rid yourself of this thumping noise that's getting on your families nerves. If you don't use the dryer very often the rollers some times will flatten. You can tell if this is so, by if the noise diminishes as the unit runs. I did locate a link that will discuss your situation in greater detail. Though this link discusses a different model number, the mechanics are likely going to be very similar. Keep in mind that an expert will be responding within the next two business days if not sooner and will likely offer you more information and instruction. I hope this link will help guide you as to what might be wrong with your dryer and have a nice day.

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Henry -
July 18, 2013
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Here's the link.

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Henry -
July 18, 2013
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Thank you for your question.  I am sorry for the problem with the LG DLE2301W Dryer.  From the description you give I suspect the problem is caused by the drum rollers.  There are two rollers the drum rotates on and if the rollers 4581EL2002A develope a flat spot the drum will thump as it rotates.  My suggestion would be to replace both of the rollers.  You can have the problem repaired in your home by a Sears technician.  Here is the link: Sears Home Services.  If you you have a few basic tools and feel comfortable removing the front panel for a little do-it-yourself let me know and I will try to provide more information.  The image below shows how to access the drum and belt.  They will need to be removed to access the drum rollers.  Note the routing of the belt before removing.  Caution: Before attempting any repair unplug the dryer first. 

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
July 20, 2013
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