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My new dryer thumps every revolution

My new Maytag dryer thumps every revolution

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Flat spots on the support rollers from sitting in storage will make a thump. So will heavy wet clothes if they are not spun dry enough from the washer. This may lessen as the unit is used but since it is in warranty a service call to rule out major problems is in order.
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Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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