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Dryer thumping acts like the load is not balanced. Makes a thumping sound and the machine shakes wthin a minute of putting clothes in. This just began with the current load. I removed all clothes and tried the dryer w/o clothes and it did the same thing. Do I need to call a repair man or just bite the bullet and purchase a new dryer. Our dryer is 6 years old but has had quite a lot of useage as we have a large family. It is a GE. Thank you!!

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It sounds like the rollers have gone bad. Its an easy fix. If you like the dryer a repair man can fix it cheaper than buying a new one. you may even be able to fix it. if you go and go to the parts section and put in your model number you can pull up a diagram to see how to take the dryer apart. you can also order the parts from there too. Good Luck.

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