LG Electric Dryer Noise? Drum Roller Replacement #4581EL2002C

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This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the drum rollers on LG electric dryers. The most common reasons for replacing the drum rollers are when the dryer stops turning during a cycle, won’t turn at all, or is making squeaking noises.

All the information in this drum roller replacement video is applicable to the following brands: LG, Kenmore, GE

Step By Step Instructions

1
As with any repair, you should unplug the appliance before beginning.
2
To replace a drum roller on your dryer, first remove the screws securing the main top to the cabinet.
3
Slide the top back and lift up to remove.
4
Next, uninstall the screws securing the control panel.
5
Now lift up the tabs to detach the control panel from the support bracket and move it out of the way.
6
Remove the screws securing the support bracket then lift the bracket up.
7
Detach the door switch wire harness remove the wire from the retainer and set the bracket aside.
8
Open the dryer door and remove the lower two screws to release the front panel.
9
Pull the panel forward and lift up to remove.
10
Disconnect the light switch wire harness and moisture sensor wire harness.
11
Remove the mounting bracket screws and the screw securing the duct housing to the blower assembly.
12
Now lift the front bulkhead up and pull it forward to remove.
13
If you’re replacing a rear roller, you will need to remove the drum.
14
To do this, reach under the drum and push the idler pulley to release the tension on the belt and pull the belt off of the motor pulley.
15
You can use the belt to help lift out the drum.
16
Use a 14 mm wrench to secure the roller mounting nut behind the rear bulkhead.
17
Use a 10 mm socket to rotate the roller shaft counter-clockwise to unthread the shaft from the nut.
18
Remove the old roller.
19
Prepare the new drum roller for installation by transferring the washer from the old part to the new one.
20
Now position the nut and the new roller on the rear bulkhead and rotate the shaft clockwise to tighten.
21
Slide the belt over the drum, ribbed-side down and replace the drum in the cabinet by aligning it on the rear rollers.
22
Loop the belt around the idler and motor pulleys in a zig-zag formation.
23
Now, rotate the drum to help align the belt.
24
To replace the front right roller, you will first need to pull out the lint filter.
25
Next, remove the screws securing the duct to the bulkhead and pull the duct out.
26
You can now access the nut securing the roller shaft.
27
Once the roller has been replaced reposition the duct on the bulkhead secure it with the screws and replace the lint filter.
28
Reinstall the front bulkhead by inserting the bracket tabs into the slots in the side panels and aligning the drum on the front rollers.
29
Secure the bulkhead with the bracket screws.
30
Replace the duct housing screw.
31
Reconnect the moisture sensor wire harness and the light switch wire harness.
32
Replace the front panel by aligning the slots in the panel with the tabs on the frame.
33
Position the panel open the door and replace the screws to secure.
34
Reposition the support bracket by inserting the tabs into the slots in the side panels.
35
Reattach the door switch wire harness and secure the wire in the retainer.
36
Replace all of the screws.
37
Reposition the control panel and snap it into place.
38
Reinstall the screws.
39
Align the main top on the cabinet then push forward.
40
Secure the screws in the back.
41
You’re now ready to plug the power cord back in and confirm that the dryer is functioning properly.
Description
This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the drum rollers on LG electric dryers. The most common reasons for replacing the drum rollers are when the dryer stops turning during a cycle, won’t turn at all, or is making squeaking noises.

All the information in this drum roller replacement video is applicable to the following brands: LG, Kenmore, GE
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
As with any repair, you should unplug the appliance before beginning.
2
To replace a drum roller on your dryer, first remove the screws securing the main top to the cabinet.
3
Slide the top back and lift up to remove.
4
Next, uninstall the screws securing the control panel.
5
Now lift up the tabs to detach the control panel from the support bracket and move it out of the way.
6
Remove the screws securing the support bracket then lift the bracket up.
7
Detach the door switch wire harness remove the wire from the retainer and set the bracket aside.
8
Open the dryer door and remove the lower two screws to release the front panel.
9
Pull the panel forward and lift up to remove.
10
Disconnect the light switch wire harness and moisture sensor wire harness.
11
Remove the mounting bracket screws and the screw securing the duct housing to the blower assembly.
12
Now lift the front bulkhead up and pull it forward to remove.
13
If you’re replacing a rear roller, you will need to remove the drum.
14
To do this, reach under the drum and push the idler pulley to release the tension on the belt and pull the belt off of the motor pulley.
15
You can use the belt to help lift out the drum.
16
Use a 14 mm wrench to secure the roller mounting nut behind the rear bulkhead.
17
Use a 10 mm socket to rotate the roller shaft counter-clockwise to unthread the shaft from the nut.
18
Remove the old roller.
19
Prepare the new drum roller for installation by transferring the washer from the old part to the new one.
20
Now position the nut and the new roller on the rear bulkhead and rotate the shaft clockwise to tighten.
21
Slide the belt over the drum, ribbed-side down and replace the drum in the cabinet by aligning it on the rear rollers.
22
Loop the belt around the idler and motor pulleys in a zig-zag formation.
23
Now, rotate the drum to help align the belt.
24
To replace the front right roller, you will first need to pull out the lint filter.
25
Next, remove the screws securing the duct to the bulkhead and pull the duct out.
26
You can now access the nut securing the roller shaft.
27
Once the roller has been replaced reposition the duct on the bulkhead secure it with the screws and replace the lint filter.
28
Reinstall the front bulkhead by inserting the bracket tabs into the slots in the side panels and aligning the drum on the front rollers.
29
Secure the bulkhead with the bracket screws.
30
Replace the duct housing screw.
31
Reconnect the moisture sensor wire harness and the light switch wire harness.
32
Replace the front panel by aligning the slots in the panel with the tabs on the frame.
33
Position the panel open the door and replace the screws to secure.
34
Reposition the support bracket by inserting the tabs into the slots in the side panels.
35
Reattach the door switch wire harness and secure the wire in the retainer.
36
Replace all of the screws.
37
Reposition the control panel and snap it into place.
38
Reinstall the screws.
39
Align the main top on the cabinet then push forward.
40
Secure the screws in the back.
41
You’re now ready to plug the power cord back in and confirm that the dryer is functioning properly.

Applicable Product Model

Parts Needed
Drum Roller
Drum Roller
$NaN
100% Off MSRP: $28.54
Recommended Tools and Accessories
Retainer
Retainer
$11.75
Total$0.00

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