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LG DLEX5101V Dryer Blower wheel issue?

RonT111

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Location
CT
Model Number
DLEX5101V
Brand
LG
Age
More than 10 years
I have a 10 year old LG dryer that has been pretty good for the past 9 years, however last year started noticing cycles taking longer to dry. Cleaned lint pipe all the way to the outside, very little build up, but it started to work fine...for a while. 4 months back started having the longer dry time, condensation on door, and damp clothes.

Rechecked vent from inside dryer to outside vent everything was fully clean, changed flex tube from dryer to pipe, got new lint trap and it worked for a few weeks and back to damp clothes, no lint on lint trap. Disconnected from vent pipe and bought indoor lint trap and everything is working fine, fast/short dry cycles, etc.

Hooked it back up to exterior vent and it wouldn't dry. I Don't want to keep it vented in the house due to too much humidity and excess dust/lint that doesn't all get caught in water trap. Wondering if it is blower wheel or motor is bad? No excess noises noted during dryer cycles.
 

Jake

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Usually when it dry's perfect with the indoor vent kit, but not your normal vent to the outside, that indicates you still have a vent restriction.

But you can check the blower wheel if you want to see if you have lint build-up in the blowing wheel housing.

When you click the link to the blower wheel you will see a video on HOW TO access it to see if lint build up is in it.

Here's the blower wheel for your model:
Blower Wheel 5835EL1002A


Jake
 

RonT111

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I thought it was a vent restriction, vent pipe has a few bends, but ran a rotary brush through it which comes out clean and cleaned inside again with no issues which is why I wasn't sure what else it could be.
Thanks
 

Jake

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Ok Ron, then your vent seems clean and clear.

Jake
 
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