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Whirlpool dryer model# LE7680XSW1

The tumbler seems off balance, it's making a loud clunking sound when it's running. It's on a flat floor. I took the top cover off and the belts (while worn) look to be intact, the wheels the ride along the bottom of the tumbler also appear to be there, although it's difficult to see down there. Any suggestions?

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centralhigh
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SOURCE: Whirlpool Dryer Model # LE7680XSW1

David,

You have a pretty old dryer. Replacement is recommended because new dryers use less electricity and more than make up for the price with the savings on your electric bill.

However, if you still want to use this dryer, you will need to replace some internal switches. In order to guide you through that I recommend you use our premium service.

If you need to find a local repair service, please type your zip code into our repair service search engin located on our site.

Good luck,

CH

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

TheMobilian
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SOURCE: GE Dryer DVL 223GB1WW

To access these dryers you open the door and look up at the 12 oclock position and their will either be 2 or 4 screws holding down the top. These must be removed and then you can get the top to come up(or off on newer models). Once you have the top up you can get to the screws which hold the front on (2). Then you simply remove the front and get it out of your way. On these dryers there is a friendly rear hatch to help you replace the idler. As far as the thump tha could be from anything. Once you get the dryer apart you should be able to locate and remedy the problem.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

kachbibi1
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SOURCE: Dryer is making loud thumping noise.

Take off the back panel of the dryer and look at the motor and belt turning the drum. There may be something caught on the drum and is pinned in place causing the noise. The motor could be loose on the platform and needs to be tightened. It is probably something physical and seen causing the noise.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer Making Lound Wobbling Noise

I'll bet the drum is cracked.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

GM Elec
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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore 70 Series gas dryer, model

Pull the dryer away from the wall, there is no bottom on the dryer, so the screws should be on the floor.
You can then pop the lid up from the front and fold it back. When you do, you will see the drum. Roll the drum around until you see the holes and reattach the tumblers.
You can also access the drum from below. Tip the dryer on its back and you can see the drum from the bottom.
Good luck.
Regards,

Posted on May 15, 2009

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David,

You have a pretty old dryer. Replacement is recommended because new dryers use less electricity and more than make up for the price with the savings on your electric bill.

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