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The dryer makes a banging sound that seems to be coming from the motor and pulley assembly.

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  • gabby0421 May 06, 2008

    the model # LDE5005ACE

  • mtumazi Jun 21, 2008

    GE stackable dryer makes a loud banding sound when operating. There are no rollers in the modes. We have pulled out the drum. No evidence of damage.



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Most of the time a tumble dryer will work like a dream but, as with all appliances, occasionally there will be technical problems.
If your tumble dryer is making a banging, whining (or other strange noise) it's best to diagnose and sort out the problem. It could be the result of a number of things, but what you certainly don't want to do is ignore it.
Here are the most common reasons for your tumble dryer making odd noises.
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I do not believe the problem is with your motor.
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Replacing the drum rollers is a LOT CHEAPER than replacing a motor

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