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LG Dryer Damaging Clothes

When your LG dryer is damaging clothes, it can be frustrating and concerning. Clothes should come out of the dryer in the same or better condition as when they went in. Here are some common reasons why clothes might get damaged in the dryer and how to address the issue:

  1. Overloading the Dryer: Overloading the dryer can lead to clothes becoming tangled, stretched, or wrinkled. It also reduces airflow, making it harder for the dryer to dry clothes evenly. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for load size and avoid overloading the dryer. Leave enough space for clothes to move freely.
  2. Incorrect Drying Cycle: Selecting the wrong drying cycle or setting can cause clothes to overheat or dry too quickly, potentially damaging them. Use the appropriate drying cycle for the fabric type and level of dryness needed. Follow the care labels on your clothes for guidance.
  3. Zippers and Snaps: Sharp or metal fasteners like zippers and snaps can snag and tear clothing during the drying cycle. Close zippers, fasten snaps, and turn clothes with embellishments inside out to prevent damage.
  4. Lint Buildup: Excessive lint in the dryer can transfer onto clothes, causing lint buildup or damage. Clean the lint filter before every load and periodically clean the dryer’s exhaust system to prevent lint buildup.
  5. Worn Drum Seals or Baffles: Damaged or worn drum seals or baffles inside the dryer can create rough spots where clothes can get caught and damaged. Inspect the drum seals and baffles for signs of wear or damage. Replace them if needed.
  6. High Heat Setting: Using a high heat setting for delicate fabrics can lead to shrinkage, fading, or fabric damage. Use a lower heat setting for delicate items and check the care labels on clothing for heat recommendations.
  7. Buttons and Embellishments: Buttons, sequins, or other embellishments can become loose during the drying cycle and damage other clothes. Turn clothes with buttons or embellishments inside out and use a garment bag for delicate items.
  8. Drying Shoes or Non-Fabric Items: Drying shoes or non-fabric items can cause damage to both the items and your clothing. Avoid drying shoes or non-fabric items in the same load with clothing. Use a separate drying rack or air dry such items.
  9. Lint Filter Issues: A damaged or improperly seated lint filter can allow clothes to get caught and damaged in the lint trap area. Ensure that the lint filter is in good condition and correctly seated in its slot.
  10. Inspect the Dryer Drum: Examine the inside of the dryer drum for any rough spots, sharp edges, or foreign objects that could be causing damage to clothes. If you find any issues with the drum, consult a professional technician to repair or replace it.

If your LG dryer continues to damage clothes despite following these solutions, it may be necessary to consult a professional appliance repair technician to diagnose and address the issue. Damaging clothes in the dryer can lead to added expenses, so it’s crucial to identify and fix the problem as soon as possible.

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