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LG Dryer Stopped Spinning

DLG2051W

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Dryer stopped spinning are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Dryer stopped spinning

Cause 1Drive Belt

The drive belt is a very long, slender belt that wraps all the way around the dryer drum, around a tension pulley, and then around the drive motor pulley. Over time, the belt can break from normal use. If the belt is broken, the dryer won’t turn. To quickly determine if the belt is broken, reach into the dryer and turn the drum by hand. If the drum spins very easily, the belt is likely broken. Next, inspect the belt to confirm that it is broken. If the belt is broken, replace it.

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Drive Belt for your LGDryer
Drive Belt - Part # 4115028 Mfg Part # 4400EL2001F

Dryer drum drive belt. 1/4 inch wide with 4 ribs and 3 grooves. The drive belt is a very long, slender belt that wraps all the way around the dryer drum, around a tension pulley, and then around the drive motor pulley. If the drum will not turn when the dryer is turned on the belt is likely broken.

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Cause 2Drum Roller

One or more of the drum rollers might be worn out. Most dryers have two drum support rollers on the rear of the drum, and some dryers have two more rollers supporting the front of the drum. The rollers must spin freely to work properly. If the rollers don’t spin freely, the motor will get overloaded and the dryer will stop. If the drum rollers are worn out, the rollers may not spin freely. To determine if the support rollers are worn out, remove the belt from the dryer and try turning the drum by hand. If the drum does not rotate freely, check the support rollers for wear. If one or more of the rollers don’t turn freely, we recommend replacing all of the rollers at the same time as a preventative measure. (The roller shaft can often be reused if it is in good condition. Clean the shaft thoroughly before installing the new rollers.)

Parts
Drum Roller for your LGDryer
Drum Roller - Part # 2700894 Mfg Part # 4581EL3001E

Dryer drum roller. If the dryer is noisy the roller may be worn and requires replacement. The bearing in the roller is self-lubricating so no grease is needed

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Cause 3Drum Support Roller & Axle

Oe or more of the drum roller axles might be worn out. Most dryers have two drum support rollers on the rear of the drum, and some dryers have two more rollers supporting the front of the drum. The rollers must spin freely to work properly. If the drum roller axles are worn out, the rollers may not spin freely, causing the motor to overload and the dryer to stop. To determine if the drum roller axles are worn out, remove the belt from the dryer and try turning the drum by hand. If the drum does not rotate freely, check the axles for wear. If the rollers spin freely without wobbling, the axles do not need to be replaced. If a roller wobbles and/or does not spin freely, we recommend replacing all of the axles and rollers as a preventative measure.

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Drum Support Roller & Axle for your LGDryer
Drum Support Roller & Axle - Part # 2701044 Mfg Part # 4581EL2002C

Dryer drum roller assembly. Includes the roller shaft and mounting clips. As the bearing in the roller wears, it self-lubricates so no grease is needed. If the dryer is noisy then one or more of the rollers may be worn. The rollers should be replaced in sets either both front or both rear.

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Cause 4Drive Motor

The drive motor turns the drum and the blower wheel to exhaust the air. If the dryer runs, stops for a while, and then starts again, this likely indicates that the motor is overheating, causing the dryer to shut off until the motor cools down. First, remove the belt from the motor and check the blower wheel to ensure that it is not obstructed. Next, with the belt removed, try rotating the drum by hand. If the drum does not rotate freely, determine what is causing the drum to bind. If the drum turns freely and the blower wheel is clear of obstructions, the drive motor might be defective. If you suspect the motor is at fault, replace it.

Parts
Drive Motor for your LGDryer
Drive Motor - Part # 1330330 Mfg Part # 4681EL1008A

Dryer drum drive motor with pulley. If the dryer does not start the motor could be bad. Before replacing the motor the door switch and thermal fuse should be tested to determine if they are defective.

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