Question about Dryers
All dryers have to have a way of allowing the tumbler (that's the thing you put the clothes in) to turn freely, not all of them are the same tho,some use bearings, some use slides,others use rollers. Over time these rollers will need to be oiled,the slides will get thin and start metal to metal contact causing a noise, The rear bearings will then start to make their way to china and cause the tumbler to rub into the heating element and OUCH! These things will cause the motor to prematurely DIE! Its best to examine the dryers, rollers, and slides when you first hear the noise, but who does?
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you can fix it by ordering a whirlpool roller kit but its no big deal the drum sits on rubber rollers when it just sits the rolers get flat spots on them like tires and makes the thumping sounds its just noisey but no big deal but they do make a kit with softer rollers
Posted on May 24, 2008
SOURCE: Thumping drum noise
You are reminded, this is a SELF HELP web site. You are supposed to encourage people with you knowledge of how to repair appliances. Not to discourage them and tell them to call a repairman. The whole point of this forum is to AVOID a service call and NOT to promote your repair service. Give you a good rating for what? Stop begging for ratings and start actually helping!
Posted on Sep 06, 2008
Some things to check.
Worn rear drum rollers, idler pulley, or drum front slide kit.
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Hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
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