There have been cracked drum problems with LG, Samsung, and some Kenmore dryers. People have tried gluing, patching, and even welding the cracks, but more show up. The stress on the drum just cracks them. The cost of a new drum is high because the manufacturers solved the problem with better materials.
I am disappointed in our 18 month old Samsung dryer. It started to make a thumping noise a few months ago and when I inspected it, I saw the drum had cracked...
Update: It& 39;s been 2.5 years with no drum problems. Pop rivets are cheap and fun to put in. Your time and labor are not. Get your kids involved. Get good at f...
Not only can the head plate, shell and tires crack on the outside, but the head plate, shell and spokes can crack internally. Any cracking must be repaired immediately, but a simple welding job may not last long. Thompson has many years of experience repairing and preventing drum cracks, not just patching them.
My clothes dryer& 39;s drum is made of aluminum rolled into a cylinder and welded together along a single seam. The weld has developed a crack approximately 1" long, and is opened by about 1/8th of an inch. The crack flexes on every rotation as it passes by a roller. I& 39;ve attempted fixing it with standard J-B Weld.
Dryer Drum Will Not Move . When the dryer will not tumble the clothes, the cause might be that the motor has broken. But when you can hear the motor running and the drum is still not turning, the cause is likely a worn or broken drive belt. This is a cheap part that is easy to obtain, but it does require accessing the dryer drum.
Otherwise, buying a different brand dryer looks like the only other option unless someone starts a class action . A cracked drum on a dryer is something I would never expect. If you are handy and cheap , I would take the drum out and go to a welding shop. Have them repair the crack and reinforce the weld.
The average cost of repairing a dryer is around $100 to $400, which will generally cover most drum issues such as a broken belt , a faulty thermostat, or clogged vents. If you’re unsure whether or not a repair is worth it, refer to the 50% rule.