In Nov. 2003 I purchased an LG front-load high efficiency clothes washer & electric dryer set (washer model # WM1832CW / dryer model # DLE2532W). In Dec. 2009 the stainless steel dryer drum cracked along the weld seam of the drum, near the door of the dryer. The crack is 2"-3" long and very sharp. I believe it is a defect in manufacturing or poor quality construction. the dryer has only been used for regular household laundry and should not have cracked under these conditions. My dryer is no longer under warranty (1 year) and I am seriously debating the cost/value of having it repaired vs. purchasing a new dryer. I have since read online of other owners of the same model dryer complaining that their dryer drum cracked also. I will not be purchasing LG again.