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Our dryer gets hot how ever it takes forever to dry a load of clothes and it makes a huge thumping noise; what could this possibly be.

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  • jdstiles18 May 11, 2010

    Sounds like a ventilation problem somewhere down the line. The air has to be able to circulate in order to dry the clothes well. Long vent lines are the worst for clogging up with lint. Main place for that to happen would be at the end of the vent attached to the side of the house. If it has one of those plastic screens on it to keep animals from crawling up in it.. They become clogged a good bit. If not we always attach a electric leaf blower to the dryer side of the vent. Turn it on and let it run for about 5 minutes. The air is moving at a much higher rate of speed and will help push any clogs out. As for the thumping noise the drum rollers are bad about going out in a Maytag or getting flat spots. That requires taking the cabinet, drum, and belt off to access. Front comes off first. Hope this helps and get back to me if that works

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The thumping is the drum not moving around right you need to change the felt the vent hose must be tight and stright up and out no slack moister needs to be blown out

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