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Dryer makes loud noise when on...like drum is banging on something. Purchased April 2009 so not covered under warranty. What can I do to fix problem?

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Hi,
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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Posted on Sep 29, 2010

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