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

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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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If there is nothing in the dryer that could be causing the thumping, then it could be the main bearing going. Check for a wobble in the drum when it is spinning. If there is a wobble, that is the most likely cause. The thumping is caused when the bearing hits a bad place in it allowing the drum to hit other items internally.

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My dryer makes a thump thump sound


  1. Thoroughly check the inside of the dryer for any foreign objects with hard surfaces. Sometimes items that fall out of pockets become stuck inside a dryer and make thumping noises.
  2. Check for level
  3. Make sure the dryer is level. A dryer that is out of level may not rotate properly. Banging or thumping noises from unleveled dryers are common, particularly if the dryer is resting against another metal object such as a washer.
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greetings,
the most likely answer is the belt pulley..the rollers can also make noise,but they usually will make a thump thump noise..remove belt pulley and lubricate and see if this helps

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Some things to check.
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Henry, its going to be 1 of 2 things. Check inside your drum, see if the vent in the rear has burning or discoloration around it. If it does, it sounds as if your vent is restricted causing the unit to overheat, so clean/fix/replace the venting and your support pulleys will need to be repalce ie flat spots from overheat. If there is no scoarching marks and you know its not the vent or heat issue, the drum seam may have parted causing the thump as every revolution is made.

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