This has been a few years ago, but I had to have the heating element changed on my brand new LG dryer. The repairmen said they had seen it happen with the model and didn't recommend LG. Haven't had any more problems with it. Have to admit I had a problem with a smelly front loader. Used the smelly wash stuff and it has been better. I should have gotten a top loader since the washing machine was close to a door and hard to leave open all the time. Oh well live and learn. Congratulations.