Dryer Thumps and Stops Intermittently During Cycles
We've had our dryer now for about 5 or 6 years.
Up until a couple of months ago, it's been working great.
But then quite suddenly it started thumping and making loud dragging sounds during each cycle, eventually stopping for 10 or 20 seconds at a time mid-cycle. The problems weren't constant, were however present in every cycle run.
At this point, I asked a repairman to come out to fix it. It was taken away for a few days and then returned. The repairman said that the timer had been replaced. To replace the timer, I paid about half of what a brand new dryer of the same model would have cost me.
Within a day or two of the dryer being back, it started making the loud dragging and thumping sounds that it was making earlier, although the dryer seemed to be tumbling somewhat quicker than before. I did not notice it stopping though.
I rang the repairman again, who came out again to collect it again. He had it in his workshop for a couple of days this time, to monitor it. He said that he monitored it for a whole day, without noticing any issues. He tried it on all kinds of settings and load quantities. Nada.
Since the dryer's return, I've run it a few of times. This is the fourth time that I've run it since its 2nd return from the repairman, and not only is it still - noticeably - making those loud dragging noises again, but tonight it actually stopped completely mid-cycle again for about 30 seconds.
The repairman said that he'd checked every other component on the machine, but can't find anything else wrong with it?? (Despite me showing him a video of the dryer making those dragging noises)
I've uploaded a short video of the dryer malfunctioning again tonight. What actually made me start recording the video tonight was that the machine had been dead silent for about 20 seconds mid-cycle by the time I'd grabbed my phone. The video starts with the last few seconds of machine silence, before it just springs back to life. A couple of seconds later you can hear the machine dragging, and you might also be able to see that the machine is struggling to continue tumbling. This particular cycle has been full of these intermittent issues.
What to do?
Is this a good question?