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Clothes get stuck between rotating dyer and front moldeing inside dryer
The back of the drum has a hub (a flat steel piece with a shaft and ball) which allows the drum to turn. That ball rides in a plastic "cradle". Unfortunately on the crown series...if the ball and cradle are not greased regularly, the plastic wears. This allows the drum to "sag". The front end of the drum is lower than the back. You can confirm this by running your finger around the front of the drum. You'll notice that the top of the drum is almost flush with the body of the dryer and the bottom of the drum is 3/4 of an inch lower that the the body. This allows clothes to slip into the gap at the bottom and then they are spen to the top pof the drum were the lodge between the body and the top of the drum. The turning drum burns the clothing. Replace the plastic piece that the hub rides in.
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
Take the front of the dryer off (door and front panel). Replace the felt piece that has burned off. Too big a load causes the problem. The felt pieces cost about $14 each. There are 2 of them but usually only one is damaged. Get the model number off the dryer and look up the part. Then glue and clamp the felt on after removing any glue from the old felt. This happened on my Frigidaire and a friend's Westinghouse.
Posted on May 21, 2009
I have done some searching and the results come up the same: Replace the felt guides along the top (and bottom)
Posted on May 19, 2008
There is a gasket that goes around the molding and the drum fits inside this gasket. You can purchase at most appliance retailers, I replaced mine after about 3 years and now it has been another 3 years and needs replaced again. Not expensive, I believe less than 20 bucks,and will solve the problem. If you feel around the inside of the dryer your the clothes get stuck you should find one spot in the dreyer where this gap gets larger that is where the clothes enter this trap and then get spun aroud to where it tightens up and in effect burns them.
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
It isn't the gasket and it isn't rust stains. Clothing gets caught in the frame around the lint filter, inside the dryer, and damaged; I've had silks ruined by winding around and stretching, and I'm just realizing that the 5-8 torn sweaters I've found in the last year were all air dried in that dryer, in smallish loads. I will never buy another dryer with an interior frame for the lint filter like that one again. I never had this problem with my old Maytag dryer.
Posted on Mar 31, 2010
Leaving rust stains on clothing - ruining the clothes. Thats my problem. I don't have solution yet, let me know please, Thanks
Posted on Jan 24, 2008
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Saturate an old cloth with white vinegar. Alternatively, you might use petroleum jelly on the cloth to remove the mold.Pull the gasket out gently with your hands to reveal the mold and mildew buildup inside the folds of the gasket.Wipe the mold away from the gasket with the cloth. Continue working to wipe away all mold from the folds of the rubber gasket.Dry the folds of the gasket with a dry cloth when you finish removing the mold.Repeat this procedure at least once per month to prevent mold and mildew from forming. If you notice mold occurring more frequently, clean it off when you see it.
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