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Dryer makes a thumping sound like it is out of balance.

My dryer is a front load and is less than 6 months old. It started making this thumping sound and I called Lowe's to talk to a service person, he said it was where the tub was put together and was rubbing. He also said this was normal in the higher priced dryers, but would eventually ware down. I was told when I bought the washer and dryer that they were very quiet, well I guess this was not true. The thumping is getting louder and louder.

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If it is less then 6 months old you need to call whirlpool and they will send a tech out

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Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and noises...

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