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Replace drum wheels.

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I understand your Frigidaire dryer, model# GLER642A, is making a thumping noise when running, and you want to know how to fix this. Typically, this is not a do it yourself repair, as there are no step by step instruction manuals. I suggest contacting your local authorized technician. They will be able to diagnose your appliance and determine what is causing the thumping noise. Hope this is helpful.

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Now if the noise is in the front of the dryer then the felt seal will be need to be replaced. I hope that I could be of some service to you. GB...stewbison

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My dryer makes a thump thump sound

  1. Thoroughly check the inside of the dryer for any foreign objects with hard surfaces. Sometimes items that fall out of pockets become stuck inside a dryer and make thumping noises.
  2. Check for level
  3. Make sure the dryer is level. A dryer that is out of level may not rotate properly. Banging or thumping noises from unleveled dryers are common, particularly if the dryer is resting against another metal object such as a washer.
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My kenmore 80 series dryer in making a loud thumping noise when running. It is heating just fine, what would cause this noise?

That thumping is probably caused by a bad roller. I have some repair photos HERE

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It makes a thumping noise when it stops running.

As the manufacture says to us techs, get used to it, sorry thought I would throw that in there. This is a common complaint, it thumps once or twice shortly after it shuts down. What is going on here is this, your frig will run til it either reaches the temp you have set or til it's time to go into "defrost" mode (does this about every 8-12 hours of actual run time)", then it will shut down, turn a "heater" on inside the evap area. The sudden change of temp causes a "thump" noise. They have changed these boxes up due to energy requirments, so the have to make the heater a little hotter so that it does its job quickly and then shuts off. Now, you need to make sure that the thump is not right after it restarts, if it is then you have a "dryer" that needs to be covered and the screw removed from the side of the cabinet where it mounts. Sudden expansion of the cold freon in the dryer causes a thump also, removing the clamp, sliding the dryer over a little will normally cure thump.

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I have a thumping noise as the dryer runs, but it seems to work fine.

Look closely at the seam of the dryer drum, at the very front and the very back. I suspect that the seam has developed a crack, and makes a thumping noise each time the crack passes over the drum support rollers. You will have to replace the drum to eliminate the problem

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