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Brown burn spots on Whites

I have a GE Dryer ~2001 Model DVL 223 EAOWW and on occasion I will find a brown burn like spot on white articles of clothes, shirts , dresses etc, I thought makeup, dye bleed in the laundry basket or something, as it first appeared within the first 6mo-1 year I couldn't understand how the dryer can make those marks as I cleaned filters and inspected for rust inside the drum but yet another damaged dress of my wifes yesterday has convinced me something is happening. All I ask is why??? Everything sounds a seems to run fine...HELP..Thanks

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I would guess lint is being burned in the heating element and then being blown onto clothes. Visually check the vent holes in the back top of the inside back wall for burned look.

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Hot spots in the drum perhaps. Check for a loose heating element.

Posted on May 06, 2017

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SOURCE: Dryer leaves brown spots on clothing articles.

With the combination of seal gaps and brown spots (streaks) on your clothes, chances are the front (part # 3406129 ~ $26) and rear (part # 279857 ~ $17) drum seals need to be replaced. Run a rag around the seals and check the marks to confirm this is the problem.
Depending how big the gap is, you may need to replace the drum support rollers if they are worn (part # 349241T ~ $24).
The parts are available at Sears. Labor costs will vary depending on where you live and if you're not replacing them yourself.
Let me know if you need more help or information.
Good luck!

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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The rollers, guides, or wheels that are used to support the clothes drum may be worn out. When this happens, it may cause the drum to drop down slightly in the front or rear. Clothes can get caught between the front or rear of the drum and the dryer interior. This can cause clothing to have marks and/or tears. Check out the rollers, guides, and wheels for excessive wear or damage. Sure hope this helped ya!

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Frigidaire FDE336RES2 Dryer marking Clothes

Excessive lint on or near the heater coils will send smoldering lint onto the clothes. Use a flash light and go inside the drum to see the heating coils or lifting the top up who should be able to see the lint build-up on the coils. These need to be cleaned.

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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