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Makes a thumping noise when drum goes around, kinda like there was a sneaker in there. how do I open it up to check what the problem? Maybe belt starting to go bad?

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This is usuallay a roller. Here is a link that should be pretty close to your machine. http://appliancehelponline.com/dryerrollers.html

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Has a thump thump noise as the drum goes around, no problem drying, just thumps.


The belt might be about to break. Check that. Sometimes it may split and still operate but the dangling piece of belt will hit something inside an make the noise.

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Hi macgyver0221...

ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like drum rollers are in need of lubrication.

Open your machine again and be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt.
Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots they will make a thumping type of noise or if there is too much wear on them replace them.
If the drum rollers don't have flat spots or wear on them and are only squeeling then they probably only need lubrication.
Remove and clean the rollers and shafts, they may have hair,dust,etc. wrapped around the shaft.
Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil and or a light lubricant like Vaseline.
Reassemble the dryer.
Plug back into your electrical receptical.
This should solve your noise problem.
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The belt may have jumped off the tension pulley. Check to make sure the belt is tight around the drum and all pulleys, then check whether all pulleys and rollers turn freely.

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The dryer is making a thump/thud noise as the drum turns. The dryer works fine but the noise sounds like something hitting everytime the drum goes around. Could this be the belt going out?


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Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and noises...

It will help you determine what is happening there...

Dryer Repair Squeaks, Grinding, Clicking and Knocking Noise


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It sounds like the belt that goes around the drum. I have a similar Kenmore, and I get that same rotational thumping noise. The belt is probably about to break or come apart. If you take it off and run it trough your hands, I think that you'll find either belt separation, or a bad spot missing a chunk.
Fortunately the belt is a cheap item. I've kept my Kenmore dryer running over 20 years now.

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