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Maytag Performa Dryer Model PYG2000AWW S/N 10545227 SD Dark residue embedded in clothing & inside of dryer has patchy areas of this black like sooty type residue. I ruin a load of expensive white high count loop bath, hand & wash cloths. ???? Any suggestions?

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Sea Breeze
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SOURCE: a dark residue inside of dryer

Sounds like an ink pen was left in the clothing during wash and leaked out when put in the dryer

Posted on Oct 22, 2007

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SOURCE: maytag performa intellidry dryer model#PYE4500AYW

Check drive belts. If too loose or too worn it will not spin at proper speed.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Black Film on the inside of the dryer drum. Transfers to clothes.

The gas is not mixing properly with the air. You could have a blocked or restricted vent which has caused lint to back up in the machine thus giving you a poor burn. Check your venting and if it is clogged you may need to dismantle the dryer to clean it out inside. :)

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer not heating as it should. Gets warm, but takes several cycles to dry clothes

Could be 2 things... either your heat source is out of repair or your vent is blocked. Since you say it only gets warm I'll assume the problem is with the gas coils inside the unit. These parts are replaceable

Posted on May 12, 2009

hunter19_46m
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SOURCE: CHIRPING CLOTHES DRYER

The problem sounds like your drum rollers, you can try to lube them by pulling the front of the dryer off and removing the drum. Or you can replace them by removing the front of the dryer and removing the drum.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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I got cut short.. and disconnected...so if this is a repeat, please forgive me:
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1. Heat alone does not dry clothes
2. Air alone does not dry clothes.
3. Only dry, heated air passing over and through clothes will dry them...

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