I have a Figidaire stackable washer/dryer(gas)Recently I have had 2 problems with it.(1)A article of clothing will get caught on the inside while running and stop the dryer and leave a burn mark(2)Some clothing has burn marks when taken out of the dryer.
This is getting to be costly to my clothing budget and I am also afraid its going to start a fire.
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Re: Dryer Leaving Burn Marks On Clothes
HI thanks for your question. the problem with your dryer, is that the front felt bearing is worn. and dropped the drum a bit and clothes getting caught. replace the front bearing and the back bearing. not too expensive. thanks the appliance doc. please rate my question. thanks.
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Assuming that you have the correct temperature selected for your clothes, there are two likely causes:
If the clothes are showing randomly shaped burn marks, the dryer is overheating. This would be accompanied by a burnt smell on the clothes. The high limit thermostat is the culprit.
If the burn marks are dark streaks, the clothes are getting pinched between the drum and the inside of the dryer that does not move. This is caused by worn bearings, slides or rollers. Should you choose to repair this yourself, there is a great deal on a kit with all of the parts you need plus a new belt for only $32 here:
I had the same problem. Unfortunately, it is caused by a rusting drum edges, if you can believe it. My dryer was only 6 years old when this problem occured. There are felt gaskets on the front and back of the drums where it contacts and rotates on the frame of the dryer. You can take a white cloth and run it around the rim of the front and back of the drum and I suspect you will end up with some discoloration on the cloth. I had these felt gaskets replaced, but that is only a temp solution. When the drum is taken out and the old felt gaskets are removed, you can clean the edges of the drum and get a lot of rust/brown off the drum. New gaskets are only a temp fix. I did it about 1 1/2 yr ago, and I think the problem is starting again. Probably time for a new dryer or time to pull the drum and clean it. New drum probably cost prohibitive if you can get one. What a bunch of **** for a 7 1/2 old dryer. Next dryer will have a stainless steel drum. Hope this explanation helps you with your problem.
Squeak is caused by a worn out roller rolling metal to metal - Most dryers have rollers, felts and drum slides to balance drum rotation:
When rollers wear off, black powder leaks to rear felts and black marks are left on clothes.
Same thing happens when drum slides wear off (black marks are left on clothes)
how old is dryer. drive belt may be slipping. Unit may have a faulty control that allows element to superheat. You have a potential fire hazard. What type of clothes are getting the burn marks? Should they be dried in a dryer?
problem is caused by drum seal usually the back one look closely at seal to see if there appears to be rust if so replacedrum seal ..clothes ten to rub against it while in motion causing brown streaks..would replace both front and rear just to be sure front doesn't give problems soon