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Brown marks on clothes

The dryer is leaving brown marks on fine materials. I'm thinking that the items are getting stuck between the drum and the paddles in the drum that churn the clothes. What can I do to fix this?

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Re: Brown marks on clothes

This is a pretty common problem with these Frigidaire dryers. Crice hit it right on the head when he said the clothing is getting stuck between the guides and drum. The upper and lower felt guides need to be changed. This is not one of the easiest jobs. The top and front panel have to come off and the guides are glued on with high temp. adhiesive. The old guides have to be scraped off. Part numbers for the upper and lower guides are 5303937139 -(upper) 5303283286 -(lower). back

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