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Black marks My Equator occasionally leaves black marks in the pattern of the drum holes on clothes. I stopped using the drying cycle and the problem subsided, then began again regardless of cycle. There is no pattern to when it happens. These marks might be burns. They do not fade or wash out.

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Re: Black marks

Throw a clean pair of old sneakers in the dryer with the clothes. this should not allow the clothes to stay in one place during the entire dry cycle

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