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Electric dryer thumping noise and very hot to the touch

Electric dryer with thumping noise and very hot to the touch.

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Henry, its going to be 1 of 2 things. Check inside your drum, see if the vent in the rear has burning or discoloration around it. If it does, it sounds as if your vent is restricted causing the unit to overheat, so clean/fix/replace the venting and your support pulleys will need to be repalce ie flat spots from overheat. If there is no scoarching marks and you know its not the vent or heat issue, the drum seam may have parted causing the thump as every revolution is made.

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REPLACE ROLLERS ,IN THE BACK OF DRUM (2)

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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