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Brown streaks of clothing from dryer

Whirlpool dryer leaving brown marks on clothing. I have to rewash item to get mark out. how do i fix this?

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The marks are coming from your dryer seal. I had the brown mark problem on my Whirlpool LER4634EQ1 Dryer. It turns out that the inner drum seal wore the paint off the pilot diameter on the inner wall. The pilot diameter rusted and the rust transfered onto the seal. The marks on the clothes are rust marks. I replaced the seal on my dryer, but don't know how long it will last. You may need to try and paint the pilot diameter. The seal with glue was $34 delivered from pcappliancerepair.com. Here's pictures of the rust: http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y48/ZeeVert/Whirlpool%20Dryer/

Posted on Jun 11, 2010

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    Robert Veldman Dec 09, 2010

    It's been over 6 months since I made this repair. No brown marks. keeping my fingers crossed.

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Check your front and rear felt seals. How old is the dryer and what is the model number?
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