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Thumping while drum is turning

We just moved and I installed the dryer in our new place. We had no problems with it before moving, but when I turn it on now, there is a regular thumping noise. It seems like the drum is hitting the top of the dryer at the same point during each rotation. What can I do about this?

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Probably is remove console screws and lift console up turn power off first after lifting console remove the 3 screws along back edge slide top forward and off resore power and try ..top may ahve been bent down during move not much clearence between top and drum

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You have two problems
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2...Drum rollers have flat spots on them causing a thumping noise.
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ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Note: This method works for most front loading machines.

If you have to check/replace/repair your drum motor,drum seals,belt,rollers, etc.
If replacing drum seals be sure to use a good grade of weather proof cement to hold the seal/s in place, some seals are furnished with the cement to glue it in place.
Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch,start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer if necessary. Be real careful not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch or other electrical connections.
Remove the lint filter and the two screws that hold the filter housing to the top of the dryer lid.
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Remove the front of the machine by disconnecting the door switch and removing the two screws located on either side of the dryer frame.
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Sometimes the belt will slip off of the idler arm or motor causing the drum not to turn.
Note:The way the belt goes back on is, as the belt comes off the drum has to be doubled (pushed together to form a loop) and goes under the idler pulley then to the motor pulley.
Here is a link to see a picture of your belt routing in case the belt is broken or you forget how to route your beltof your dryer:
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While you have the drum out, I would recommend that you remove and lubricate the drum rollers.
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You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
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