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Holes in Clothes from Dryer

Our 7 year old Dryer seems to be making small 1/4" holes in some our clothes. In addition the small heating vent in the back (inside) of the dryer is running extemely hot and has darkened. It also seems rougher like the enamel or coating has worn off . However, the holes in the clothes are not showing actual burn marks that you would expect. Any ideas?

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  • jabelligball Jul 13, 2008

    The surface of the vent on the heater box seems to have a sharp area were clothes may be getting caught. Thanks

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Clean dryer vent. check the inside of drum for sharp points and the back for proper seal.

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