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Very loud metal vibration coming from the dryer.

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Your problem could be your drum rollers.
If you plan on trying to do the repair yourself, then you will need to unplug the dryer from the electric.
If you have a front loading machine
Remove the front of the machine, this will expose the belt and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley.
Check the idler arm with the pulley, sometimes wear will cause the noise you describe.
While you have the drum out, I would also recommend that you lubricate the drum rollers at the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil. This will save you problem later with the rollers getting noisy.
Check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause noise like a thumping type noise.
You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
Good luck,
I hope this helps

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