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Clothing coming out stained with rust colored marks-purchased dryer in 2001

When you dry whites there are rust colored marks on many of the items- really ruins the clothes. sometimes things get stuck in the sides and come out really stained. We purchased they stackable unit in 2001

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The felt needs to be replaced around the drum. When it wears out, this will cause these marks. The felt is the seal that allows the drum to rotate around the door.

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