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Kenmore 80 Series Washer/Dryer

I have a Kenmore 80 Series Washer and Dryer and some of my clothes have been coming out with rust stains. Not sure if it is from the washer or dryer. Please help.

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I HAVE SEEN MOST MARKS COMING FROM THE DRYERS. AS THEY AGE, THE FELT AIR SEALS ON THE DRUM DETERIORATE AND THE CLOTHES GET PINCHED BETWEEN THE DRUM AND THE BULKHEAD AT THE REAR OF THE DRUM. OTHERWISE CHECK THE HOLES IN THE WASHER TUB IF YOU HAVE A PORCALIN ON STEEL TUB IN THE WASHER.

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