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Some of my clothes are coming out of the dryer with black streaks in different places, sometimes i can see that a corner of a tea towel or similar has got stuck in the rim and wondered if this is causing it and how will i solve the problem, it is an Indesit G511V Many thanks maryhayden90@hotmail.com

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Need new felt strip around bulkhead front part of dryer

Posted on Nov 07, 2009

  • Sal DeAngelo Nov 07, 2009

    the glides could be worn,the felt could be worn or some dryers spin on a rear bearing that is worn,when one of these parts are worn down the drum isn't spinning correctly making a gap from drum sagging down from worn down part and clothing gets stuck in the gap,next time send complete model number so i can look it up and help you better

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Does the temeperature appear to higher than usual?
Does the dum spin correctly (smoothly and at a constant speed)?

I am thinking that the rubber belt that spins the drum may be getting hot somehow and melting bits in the dryer holes of the drum.

Is the drum stainless steel or painted?

There are generally no other components that can come in contact with the contents of the clothing.

The only last thing I can think of is whether a piece of dark clothing (i.e a sock) has queezed behind the drum and moisture is picking up the colour.

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