Question about Zanussi TC7114W Electric Dryer

3 Answers

Rusty Drum! The coating that covers the drum of my dryer apears to have worn away and now has started to rust. The dryer is less than 2 years old and all clothes now become covered with rust stains. Can anything be done or is the dryer dead?

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: Rusty Drum!

I have the same problem. My dryer was purchased at Sears in Ottawa and the replacement cost for the part required is $137.99 but turns out it is covered by a manufacturer's warranty for 15 years but does not cover labour. I am going ahead with the repair since it's better than spending time removing rust stains from your clothes.

Hope this helps....Good Luck

Posted on Mar 19, 2008

Re: Rusty Drum!

Change the drum, Talk to a repair man maybe he has a good used one--Surely it would be less expensive than buying a new dryer.My husband has made a few inexpensive repairs to mine and says there is not much to a dryer. If it is only one spot I would definately paint it--my 25 year old one has this and that's what I intend to do. Even if I have to do it once a year because the dryer works good.

Posted on Feb 12, 2007

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Expert
  • 163 Answers
Re: Rusty Drum!

You can extend the life for a little, by painting with a rustolum paint, but not for to long, better buy a good new one, use your experience when select the new one...good luck

Posted on Aug 08, 2006

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers

My frigidaire dryer keeps leaving these rust color stain on my clothes and keeps putting holes in them. some times stuff gets stuck in this gap between the dryer drum and where the door shuts how can I fix...

replace the drum guides that hold the drum in place these are small plasic guides and they do tend to go with time and use of the dryer this is also what is causeing those rust colored marks on your clothing as well if you are able to message me back your make and model number i can provide you a schematic showing where these guides are located and how to go about ordering new ones for you unit also if you have any further questions message me those back as well and please remember when our chat has concluded to rank how this opinion has helped it allows me to help others in similar situations Thanks Rick

Mar 23, 2011 | Frigidaire Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer is leaving brown marks on clothes. it is either a burn mark or they are getting caught between dryer drum and shell, not the door

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.

Mar 29, 2010 | Amana ALG331RAW Gas Dryer

2 Answers

I have a Maytag Neptune Gas Dryer Model MDG9700AWW that has a cracked drum and I was told by Maytag that the drum is no longer under warranty. But told by a Home Depot Associate that the drum is typically...

Not sure if this applies to you, but I do remember back in January 2006 was the date that a large amount of the appliance manufacturers reduced the period of time that their appliances were covered by the manufacture, changes affacted nearly all types of major appliances.
Most went to a all inclusive 1 year parts and labor warranty and you the consumer would be responsible for all failures and labor after the 1 year period which started from the date of purchase. You may have made your purchase smack dab in the middle of the transition period and then details would probably be determined by way of manufactured date.
Good luck !

Jan 19, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDG9700A Gas Dryer

2 Answers

Brown stains in the drum of my whirlpool dryer

Apparently a common problem with 4-5 year old Kenmore and Whirlpool dryers. The paint is rubbed off the back panel by the felt seal attached to the rotating drum. The bare metal gets rusty from the damp clothes. The rust is rubbed off by the felt seal. The entire felt seal will turn brown. The stains are transfered to the clothes. The rust stains can generally be removed by additional cleaning.
I'm going to replace the felt seal on the drum, clean the rust off the back panel and see how long it lasts. Seal w/ adhesive is $30-40.
Some have suggested painting the back panel, but i don't think fresh paint is going to last long. The original paint was probably electrostatically applied and maybe baked on.

Nov 05, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

Admiral dryer started rubbing metal to metal what

A drum support wheel bearing could need lubrication or be replaced. Also some drum support wheels have a rubber coating that wears off causing misalignment and noise. Possibly drum gasket (sometimes felt material) where drum meets rear panel is worn allowing metal-to-metal contact--should be replaced. See the following for info about dryer repair:

Sep 15, 2009 | Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer noise

A drum support wheel bearing could need lubrication or be replaced.  Also some drum support wheels have a rubber coating that wears off causing misalignment and noise.  Possibly drum gasket (sometimes felt material) where drum meets rear panel is worn allowing metal-to-metal contact--should be replaced.

Jun 02, 2009 | Maytag Atlantis MDG7400AW Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Clothes get hung or catch in the dryer and buttons get torn off or the clothes sometimes get scorched. I have a 2 year old Frigidaire front loader. Model # LEQ2152EE0. Any advice -- other than buy a new...

I believe your problem is worn out drum glides. You should examine the drum to see if the paint is not worn off where the glides make contact. A loss of coating there will accelerate wear on the new replacement glides. Also the bearing at the rear of the drum should be inspected and replaced if worn, or re lubricated if serviceable. The bearing should be a simple ball and socket assembly.

May 19, 2009 | Frigidaire Dryers

1 Answer

I have an rusty old Maytag "imperial seventy" left by the owner of the house we just purchased. It worked fine til this week when the dryer started banging fast and methodically. If it IS the belt or the...

I would say keep it. I've been using my dryer for over 30 years with only a few minor/inexpensive repairs -- it works perfectly.

I doubt it's the drum. It's probably the roller the upon which the drum rests which is out of whack, worn out, etc. Not a very expensive part.

May 04, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore he4 dryer model # 110.85089400

drum seal tends to change to a rust color after a few years of use 2 options replace both front and rear seal(best) or remove drum and try to clean both seals with bleach /water solution or spray cleaner with bleach ..if seals are not worn to bad this may work as a tempory fix

Jul 04, 2008 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer drum will not turn

Try pushing start button while turing drum clock wise and see if drum will start spinning, sounds like bad start winding or relay

Sep 17, 2007 | Estate EED4300SQ Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Zanussi TC7114W Electric Dryer Logo

Related Topics:

290 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Zanussi Dryers Experts

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers


Level 3 Expert

57308 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Zanussi Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides