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Dark stains on some clothes after drying

My 7 yr. old Kenmore 80 series dryer leaves dark, unremovable stains on some clothing. Does not happen all the time but this morning I once again found damaged clothing. There is a metal vent on the back wall of the dryer that appears to have a brownish stain on it. The stain does not rub off when rubbed with a dry or damp rags. Help!

Any ideas on what the problem may be? Is it possible to remove & replace the vent?

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  • arenson Nov 24, 2008

    Thanks for the suggestion. Yesterday we took the agitator out of the washer and discovered it was cover with crud on the outside and inside. We cleaned it thoroughly & decided that clothes may have rubbed against the crud which left a stain on them. If we encounter any further problems, we will give your suggestions a try. We appreciate your help.

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I had this same problem. I turned out to be the seal around the drum. You have to remove the drum and put in another seal. Not real hard to do. You can order the seal from sears and I think the glue came with it. Just have to remove the lint vent screws and then the top lifts off. then remove the screws to the front panel. Hold the drum because it will fall. Unhook the belt. Remember how it connects. Then take the drum off and remove the seal and as much leftover glue and fabric. Glue the new seal on and let dry. I did overnight. It should have directions. then replace everything. just make the seal is on the same way you took it off so look at everthing before you remove anything. Once the seal was replaced no more stains.

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