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My performa dryer is leaving burn marks on clothes. The marks (pattern) is from the covered opening on the back of the dryer. Any idea what could cause this or how to fix it?

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You have a bad sensor that is not sensing when to turn the heat off, it just heats full on the whole time, you can check sensor with the power off and a meter on continuity, the sensors are located on the heating tube that the coils are inside. the sensors should have shut your dryer down but maybe your sensor is stuck closed with would make it work and not tell the dryer when to turn off heat, or your wires are touching eachother where the sensor is located, so you accidently or defectively the wires are connected and not running through the sensor
check the wires and replace the sensors. there are a few sensors on my dryer, they are small devices that sit on the exhaust tube and the heating coil can, simply use your probes to check for continuity on the two lead wires to the sensor, and make sure the wires are seperated and not touching eachother where they plug in to the sensor, one may have gotten bent over and now you have a jumper. same as if you pull the wires off the sensor and touch them together. I have a bad sensor and touched my wires together and now my dryer works, but is dangerous, and needs monitored until you get a new sensor in place and hook up correctly

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mich, The brown streaks are probably caused by worn drum guides and lower basket seal. I've seen this quite often on Frigidaire dryers. Part numbers 5303937139 upper felt guide and 5303283286 lower basket seal. This can be a task for an inexperienced person but can be done. It requires removing the top panel and front panel/door assy. The old guides have to be scraped off. The upper felt guides and lower seal glue on. Catriver...post back.

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SOURCE: Dryer Leaving Burn Marks On Clothes

HI thanks for your question. the problem with your dryer, is that the front felt bearing is worn. and dropped the drum a bit and clothes getting caught. replace the front bearing and the back bearing. not too expensive. thanks the appliance doc. please rate my question. thanks.

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change your cycling thermostat. It is not telling your heat element to shut off at the rated emp

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Squeaking is the rear drum bearing. The rest is the front drum slide supports. After a number of years, these wear and need replacing. Without the model number I can't give you the part numbers that fit your machine.

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SOURCE: My dryer leaves burn marks on the clothes. What

Hi. Thanks for using fixya. I can help you. When clothes get marked or torn in your dryer, check these: Rollers Your dryer may use rollers, or wheels, to support the rear of the clothes drum. When these are worn out, they may cause the clothes drum to drop down slightly, which can pinch the clothes between the top of the clothes drum and the rear of the dryer interior. When the rollers wear out, you need to replace the whole set. Rear seal Your dryer may have a felt-like seal at the rear of the drum. If this seal is worn, torn, or missing, clothes can get caught and torn in the space between the clothes drum and the rear of the dryer interior. When the rear seal wears out, you need to replace it. Front glides Your dryer probably uses nylon or plastic glides at the front of the clothes drum for support. When these are worn out, they may cause the clothes drum to drop down slightly, which can pinch the clothes between the top of the clothes drum and the front of the dryer interior. When the glides wear out, you need to replace them as a set. Front seal Many dryers have a felt-like seal at the front of the drum. If this seal is worn, torn, or missing, the clothes in the dryer may get caught and torn in the space between the clothes drum and the front of the dryer interior. When the seal wears out, you need to replace it. small_8_13.jpg

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