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The dryer is making a thumping noise when the drum turns. you said it may be the rollers. how do I get to them and are they easy to replace?

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Since you didn't include make and model in this post (it's better if you comment to your original thread) no one can give you a detailed answer.
You might try entering your make and model at the link below to see if Sears has your machine cataloged; they have many thousands of appliances in their library and if yours is present, there will be a line drawing of your machine which will allow you to determine if this is a DIY project or not.
If it is present, you can order parts directly from their pages.
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Or the idler pulley that puts tension on the dryer drum drive belt could be worn out. If the pulley is bad we recommend also replacing the belt.



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It is very common for dryer drum rollers to wear out. If the dryer makes noise, particularly a loud rumbling noise, one or more of the rollers may be worn out. After removing the drum from the dryer, inspect the rollers.

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