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My dryer rumbles when it is spinning. But it also

My dryer rumbles when it is spinning. But it also does not spin at times either. There is heat and when the tumbler does spin the clothes come out very dry so heating is not a problem. I'm just wondering why it does not spin at times and then when it does it makes a rumbling sound? It is a White Westing House dryer.

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The drum support rollers are worn. This will cause loose belt tension and a rumbling sound. You will need to pull the drum to find the rollers at the lower back of the drum. Check the roller shafts for wear and replace them at the same time as the rollers if needed. Check the belt and tensioner for wear before reassembly. This should fix ya...

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