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My new dryer is makeing thumping noises when its runningsounds likr a pair of shoes are in it

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Depending upon the model the drum rests on a set of rollers or glode strips. If the drum has a flat spot or overly large seam then it will thump. If the thump is about once a second.

I have seen this a number of times on the Performa line. The drum needed to be replaced to correct it.

Alternately if there is a flat spot on a roller it will sound faster than once a second.

This is usually covered under a manufacturers warranty.

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