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Ck rear (or front if it has one)drum seals they tend to develop rust stains over time the rust comes off on clothes leaving brown streaks ..seals will need to be replaced although you may try a bleach and water solution first drum will need to be removed to replace seals

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

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SOURCE: brown streak on clothes

Hi,

It could be from scorching due to getting too hot. This may be the start of a problem for you.

It is best to judge how long clothes need drying for before drying them. If they are left too long, sometimes the heat builds up.

Try a smaller load in there, and if you can reduce the temperature any then do.

Often it's just overloading is the issue.

Hope this is a solution for you, If so, Please rate as Fixya! Thanks.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore dryer leaving brown burned lines on clothing

the rear drum seal was bad and as things rub against it they will get black marks on them.
Larry

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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