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The dryer is leaving what looks like brown burn marks on clothes

I have a Whirlpool stacked washer and dryer, and the dryer keeps leaving little brown burn marks on the clothes. I've taken the dryer vent completely off the back and blown out the line, so it's not plugged as the clothes were not getting dryed well enough in one cycle, but the burn marks are still happening and getting worse I think.

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  • goosegoss27 Apr 24, 2009

    No, the brown marks are about an inch long and about 1/4 of an inch wide, but they vary in size. I've seen them on white or light colored T-shirts and they could be anywhere from the middle of the shirt or really anywhere. The drum is just a white drum, no speckels. Thanks.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    Would you be referring to small brown spots on the collar points of white mens dress shirts, or at the bottom of the front tails ? If so, check baffles on inside of drum for rough spots. Is the drum speckeled ? Blue and white porcelain?



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The marks are coming from your dryer seal. I had the brown mark problem on my Whirlpool LER4634EQ1 Dryer. It turns out that the inner drum seal wore the paint off the pilot diameter on the inner wall. The pilot diameter rusted and the rust transfered onto the seal. The marks on the clothes are rust marks. I replaced the seal on my dryer, but don't know how long it will last. You may need to try and paint the pilot diameter. The seal with glue was $34 delivered from Here's pictures of the rust:

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You might need to replace the felt on the inside front that the tub rides on

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