We cleaned dryer once because there was a dark residue on the inside of dryer which turned whites gray. We cleaned with an oil base soap like Ponds and the film came right off. Also a dark, tacky small spots are around the rubber seal around the door (mostly on the bottom). What would cause this color change inside the dryer? Is it the clothes with a rubber backing, certain synthiques,dyes, types of soaps or is there a filter needing to be cleaned?
For Maytag HYE3658AY Dryer there is a metal screen on back circular wall inside where tumbler is located. There are two torsion screws that appear to hold metal screen. If you remove these two metal torsion screws will you be able to clean this aluminum screen/filter?
Thank you sea breeze for your possible solution! We found inside the lent filter catch small black oil based pieces. When rubbed between the fingers it leaves an oily film like sot.
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there is a sensor located beneath the lint filter, more the likely the dryer sheet residue is on it, gently brush it off, it has two screws. As far as the loud thud noise is/may be a problem with the drum/rollers/glides/belt/idler arm/motor Here is a website that will assist you, once the filter light goes off and the drum will not turn.Good Luck Tim
I am sure you did not wash dark clothes with white, right?
How old is the washing machine? Do you feel/see any white particles in the basket of the machine, when the cover is open, and it dries out inside?-- when you wipe your hand inside (the dry machine), do you pick up white residue?
What type of soaps are you using?-- any chance they could be causing the residue?
How hard is your water? (Do you have a water softener in the water system?
Soot would mean lint is circulating around in your machine, and getting to the combustion area. Take the machine all apart and clean it thoroughly, including taking the cover off the fan and cleaning it too. A dirty fan will slow down the whole works. Check with your hardware store for a chimney-sweep's brush. I once bought one that could be tied to ropes and pulled up and down a flue. If they have a brush the right size, you could do that and really clean your dryer vent.
Many of the machines are having a similar issue I am trying to find a resolution to fixing this, there are two issues. First Whirlpool has just recently identified a problem with premature bleach dispensing. Another dispensing problem I had is that fabric softener had to be diluted otherwise it would not wash out of the dispenser. And finally, the fabric softener dispenser would still hold a small amount of water after the wash cycle completed.Removing the top of some washers I have found that there is often a lot of stainless steel polish residue around the rim of the machine - which should have been cleaned away before the machine was shipped from Whirlpool. The gray, oily residue was not visible without removing the top of the washer. Knowing now what has caused the dark gray streaks on many peoples laundry.
I have the same problem, getting ready to try and tackle this. I've been told it is the burner that is the problem, a crack or cracks in the burner are letting the soot into the drum instead of venting to the outside.