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Breann??

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Breann??
By Reds9298 on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 09:43 pm:

I posted a few weeks ago about what I thought was my washer leaving random brown streaks on some laundry. Were you the one who posted that you had that problem with your dryer and ended up replacing it?

If so, I think I've determined that I *was* wrong and that the streaks are coming from the dryer. I'm not sure it's *burning* it, because I can usually get the stains out, although not always. It's just a matter of finding it, treating it, and re-washing it, which is a pain.

Do you remember anything about that problem? Our dryer here at our new-to-us home is old, but still works really well. Much better than our old dryer, which was about 4 years younger. I hate to get a new one when this one "works" well and dries so quickly, too. My DH is very handy, and I wondered if it's something we can fix. I'm trying to research it myself before calling someone to tell me for $90 that we "need" a new dryer. I don't have the books or anything for this older dryer.

If you can remember anything, I'd appreciate it! (If you were the one. :))

By Jewlz on Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 11:01 pm:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=dryer+brown+streaks&aq=f&oq=dryer+brown+streak

this is a google look up on brown streaks ... we had that problem and my hubby just bought a new one ... there is a few machines that make the brown streaks and soemtimes it caused cuz of clothes getting stuck on something

By Reds9298 on Friday, December 12, 2008 - 09:46 am:

Yes..that was when I realized it was the dryer and not the washer. I found one item still stuck when I opened the door, pulled it out (which took a good pull), and saw the brown mark where it was stuck. Then I realized I was wrong about where it was coming from. I know exactly where it's getting stuck, just wondering if I can fix it instead of replace. Thanks for the link!

By Reds9298 on Friday, December 12, 2008 - 09:57 am:

Thanks a lot for the info from that search. I hadn't even thought of googling it yet. The forums were helpful, so we can go from there. Definitely our problem. Seems like a big Kenmore problem, too, I noticed, but strangely ours isn't. Thanks again. :)

By Breann on Friday, December 12, 2008 - 03:57 pm:

Yep! It was me. After rewashing the items a few times, the streaks would eventually lighten, but wouldn't ever come out completely. That's why we figured they were getting slightly "burnt".
We concluded that the item must get stuck in the rotation device somewhere along the edge and then after repeatedly going over the heating element on the back of the dryer, it would begin to burn the item.
We got a new washer/dryer and the problem stopped. We needed new ones anyway, as the old ones were close to 20 years old.
Good luck!

By Breann on Friday, December 12, 2008 - 04:55 pm:

BTW, ours was a Kenmore. Interesting.


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