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Burn marks on clothing

I have a frigidaire gallery heavy duty dryer. Recently I have had some sheets and a few shirts get brown burn marks on them. The whole load is not impacted, just selected items. Please help.

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    brown stains on the points of men's shirts

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The front felt drum seal may be bad. It is attached to the front panel, around the door.
Check and or replace the rear drum support it has worn down the ball and cup support. It will soon begin making a grinding/squealing noise.
When it wears and drops down the gap is greater at the front around the felt seal. Laundry gets caught in the gap and scorches.

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