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LG dryer leaking from bottom

Common reasons your LG dryer is leaking from bottom

The most common reasons your LG dryer is leaking from bottom are a worn drum support roller, defective electronic control board or an open heating element.

  • 38%

    38% of the time it's the
    Drum Support Roller

  • 33%

    33% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 18%

    18% of the time it's the
    Heating Element

  • 11%

    11% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a LG dryer

    Drum Support Roller Replacement

    When a condensing or ventless dryer is leaking from the bottom of the cabinet, a worn drum support roller could be causing the problem. The drum support roller holds the drum in place inside the dryer. Moist air can leak out of the drum when the support roller doesn’t hold the drum in place properly. Have a Sears Home Services Appliance Technician examine the dryer when it leaks water from the bottom. The technician will replace the drum support roller if it’s worn or damaged.


    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    When a condensing or ventless dryer is leaking from the bottom, a defective electronic control board may be failing to send electric current to the drain pump motor. A failed relay on the control board won’t allow current to flow to the drain pump to drain condensate. A problem with internal control board logic could be preventing the control from detecting conditions inside the dryer. When your dryer is leaking water, have a Sears Home Services Repair Expert visit your home and fix the problem.

    Heating Element Replacement

    When your condensing or ventless dryer is leaking water from the bottom of the cabinet, an open heating element could be causing the problem. The electronic control board on a condensing dryer will sense an open heating element and typically halt all dryer operations. The drain pump won’t get power from the electronic control board to drain condensate water when the control board detects a problem with the heating element. When your dryer leaking water, have a Sears Home Services Technician visit your home and fix the dryer.

    What to expect when you experience an LG dryer leaking from bottom issue

    How is the leaking from bottom problem fixed?

    Correcting most leaking from bottom problems usually involves replacing the drum support roller, electronic control board or heating element. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Sears Home Services recommendations for a dryer that is leaking from bottom

    When the dryer is leaking from bottom it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of dryer failures.

    What to look out for with a dryer leaking from bottom diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your dryer problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

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