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Dryer 65291, burn marks

Our dryer leaves brown streaks, looks like burn marks, would it be the element or the clothes getting stuck on the drum

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The problem you describe is usually caused by a rear drum seal worn and pinching articles during part of the drum's rotation. Replacing the rear drum seal is covered in great detail at the link below. Be sure to follow all links in blue that pertain to your machine. Caution: The glue that comes with the seal is VERY sticky and messy and comes out faster than you'd like at times. Do not get it on areas and items you're not prepared to discard. It is VERY difficult to remove once dry and it dries very quickly.

Rear drum Seal replacement procedure

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