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Dryer leaves what looks like brown burn marks.

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Read the link below and see if it describes the problem you're having:
http://appliantology.org/topic/26104-ge-dryer-model-dbl333ea0ww/page__p__166074__hl__%2Bburn+%2Bmarks__fromsearch__1#entry166074

If not, please reply back with the make and model of your dryer, and we'll go from there.

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