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Hear a periodic banging during rotation of the drume

While drying, I notice a banging sound that seam to come from within the chassis, near the left side of the drum. How can I crack the top,, and see what's inside.

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  • Thomas Gray Feb 01, 2009

    There is a banging sound on the left side of the machine that seems to have just started recently. It happens once per rotation of the drum. When I rotate the drum by hand you can see the left side of the dryer bulge out where the drum is contacting.

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I had a screw that was protruding from the back side of the dryer baffel and it hit the left side of the dryer during each rotation.

1. I opened the front dryer door.
2. Removed the dryer door by removing the four screws holding the hinge on and the four screws that hold the two white cover plates on the opposite side.
3. Pulled the front housing piece off of its snaps and lifted it up off the hinges that hold the bottom of the housing piece.
4. Then I was able to rotate the drum into a position where I could access the baffel screws and tighten the loose one.

See also:
http://www.fixya.com/WikiManualView.aspx?thid=153218

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Usually you can check it at the back cover, check if the dryer tub is directly mounted or connected to the motor, then check the rubber stabilizer or spring stabilizer of the motor which is connected to the base. This stabilizers are responsible of the balance of the dryer tub during high speed operation or rotation of the motor. check this stabilizers and replace it if it is defective or weak.

and one thing more, just make sure that when load your wet clothes see to it that you load it at the center of the dryer tub, so that when the motor starts to spin at speed it is in a balance position.

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