Thumping noise in LG DLE 5977 dryer
Does anyone else have a thumping noise in their LG dryer?
I recently purchased the LG 2277 washer and matching DLE 5977 dryer. The dryer makes a very loud thumping noise for 30-45 seconds after initial start-up. LG service replaced the rollers which did not help. LG then replaced the dryer, telling me the thumping was fixed with "harder rollers" on later models. The new dryer has the same problem and LG's latest solution is to replace the rollers again.
According to some threads on this site, LG uses soft roller material which helps the dryer run quieter. However, this material develops flat-spots when the dryer sits. The noise does go away after the dryer warms-up, but returns each time the dryer is started cold. I do not feel this is right in what LG advertises as a "quite operation" dryer. I also have a hard time believing that replacing the rollers again will help.
Except for this issue, I like the washer and dryer and would like to try and find a solution to the dryer noise rather than returning the pair. Any help would be appreciated!