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Black residue inside gas dryer

There is a black residue on the white surfaces inside my Maytag gas dryer. It looks like shoot and I have recently noticed that when I dry a load of whites they come out looking a bit gray (not so white).

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  • kkanous Dec 30, 2008

    I have the same problem with a Maytag Performa gas dryer. My husband took our dryer apart and found that the burner tube which leads from the burner to the back of the dryer was full of soot (which was getting blown back into the dryer drum with the hot air.) We are cleaning it out now but would like to know how to prevent this from recurring in the future.

  • Joy Miller Jan 28, 2013

    I have the same problem. All my white clothes are now a dingy white.If someone from Maytag doesn't give us an answer to our problem & let me know how to prevent it in the future, I will never buy another Maytag product again!!

  • Joy Miller Jan 28, 2013

    I have the same problem, all my whites are now a dingy white. My gas is propane, but that should make no difference in the performance of the dryer. I've never had this problem with any of my other gas dryers in 50 years. I cleaned the inside & started using the "LOW" setting & have not gotten any more residue forming in my dryer. My clothes will never be white again because the grey is heat-set. Isn't there anyone from Maytag who can tell us how to prevent this from happening again??



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R u on lp gas or nat gas if u r lp gas u need to convert the burner from nat gas to lp gas u need to call your gas co. to do the convertion

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