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Dryer puts brown streaks about 2 inches long on clothes while drying.

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Try cleaning the lint filter on your dryer and also clean the blower housing and vents. If this does not resolve the issue then please post back with make and model # of the dryer.

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It could be from scorching due to getting too hot. This may be the start of a problem for you.

It is best to judge how long clothes need drying for before drying them. If they are left too long, sometimes the heat builds up.

Try a smaller load in there, and if you can reduce the temperature any then do.

Often it's just overloading is the issue.

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