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My dryer is making a loud clunking sound with each rotation. When I look in the drum on the back center of it I see about 6 rivet that seem to be connecting the drum to something in the back. The holes that the rivets are positioned in seem to be bigger than the rivets. Out of the 6 it looks like 4 are not properly secured in the holes and each time the drum rotates it sounds like the rivets are thumping in and out of place or just grinding against the holes. I am wondering if I should force the 2 remaining rivets out of the holes or if all of them are actually supposed to be there. What is the solution to the loud sound? Thanks. Whirlpool LEW 0050PQ

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It could be that your rollers are wore out and let the drum fall down. If you stick your hands inside of the drum can you lift it up with your hands like maybe the drum is down lower then it should be? And do this while not running of course. lol See if there is any slop in the drum with your hand lifting up and down on the drum. See if you can also pull it forward any.

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