Whirlpool dryer wgd9500tw3 goes thump thump thump thump thump thump
Terry A. • Hayward, CA • November 23, 2014
Appliance: Whirlpool Gas Dryer WGD9500TW3
My Repair & Advice
I finally got it all apart to the drum rollers. The originals didn't look bad at all, but sense I had it apart I replace them anyway... Now comes the interesting part...After I got all together except the top cover I ran it and low and behold the thumping was still there...
You know what was causing it? There is a ridge/lip on the drum where it was put together and when the wheel ran over that ridge it went thump. So I took my Dremel with a small abrasion disk and removed the ridge until it was as smooth as I could get it... GUESS WHAT? you guess it! The thump was now gone and the machine was running really smooth with hardly any noise...
So the purchase of the new wheels was not really needed, but the whole situation was a real learning experience. I took a lot pictures, for a future file.
To bad there wasn't a video for disassemble on this machine, then I probably wouldn't have a left over screw...LOL
I plan on logging back into your site, looking for a place to send an e-mail, and restate this scenario for anyone that might want to know why it thumps with new wheels..
Order number 4915310