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Dryer turns white clothes gray.

The inside of the drum on my Maytag dryer will sometimes turn gray and change the color of my white clothes. This doesn't happen all the time. The only thing that will remove the discoloration from the drum is denatured alcohol or stovetop cleaner.

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  • crmere Jan 01, 2009

    I have just discovered this same problem. I have noticed all of my whites over the last month or two have become completely gray. Realized tonight that it is my dryer, I am able to wipe off a black residue of some sort from the door and around the front edge.

  • CraigD17 Jan 10, 2009

    Gray clothes after drying and gray film on door etc..

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    Would it smell like smething was burning? Or there is no smell?

  • joliesummer4 Apr 26, 2009

    We have MAYTAG MODEL #HYG365AWW with the same problem of a dark gray film increasingly getting darker before having to clean it again and again. The vent is clean and open, the height of the floor is at max, but we do notice from underneath the dryer when on a orange flame. Any ideas?

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Replace Burner.

I have the same problem, getting ready to try and tackle this. I've been told it is the burner that is the problem, a crack or cracks in the burner are letting the soot into the drum instead of venting to the outside.

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Grey streaks are usually the iside felt glides need changing there are 2 ,,

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Clean ur vent this helps oodles!!!

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  1. There are a number of different problems which can occur with models of Maytag dryers resulting in them not heating and drying clothes properly. A variety of parts could have broken or been worn out over the course of the time you have been using your dryer or something could just malfunction, as appliances tend to do from time to time. Check warranty information before trying to repair the Maytag dryer yourself.
  2. Most clothing dryers heat up and dry clothes with a heating element inside the appliance's body. Maytag dryers are no different and sometimes these heating elements break down or burn out, making the dryer cease to get hot. Make sure the dryer is unplugged and the breakers that run the dryer are switched off before inspecting so you don't electrocute yourself. The heating element is in the bottom panel of the dryer and is often a silver part which heats up when the dryer is on. Sometimes the heating element will be cracked or burned out, which means it is broken. Other times it won't look damaged but may not be working. Replace the heating element if this occurs, to see if this is the main problem.
  3. Maytag dryers have motors which turn the dryer drum, tossing the clothes so that air and heat can help dry them out completely. When the dryer drum is not turning it means there is something wrong with the motor or that the motor is not getting power. Unplug the dryer and take it apart to inspect the motor. Once you have found the motor, plug the dryer back in and use a meter to see if the motor is getting power. If it is, and isn't working, then there is something wrong with the motor and how it is operating. If the motor isn't getting power, then there is something wrong with the circuits or fuses which disperse power to the motor itse
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