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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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not knowing the model but thumping usually means a tube roller issue

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SOURCE: constant "thumping" sound when dryer is going

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

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replace drum wheels.

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SOURCE: Frigidaire Dryer making loud thumping noise in back.

Some things to check.
Worn rear drum rollers, idler pulley, or drum front slide kit.
Click here for illustrations.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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