Brown Lines on Clean Clothes coming out of Dryer

ApplianceKenmore Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

John From Semmes, AL

May 22, 2011

2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Removed the top and front panel, removed the dryer drum. Removed the worn out rear drum seal. I scraped and sanded the old glue residue from the rear of the drum. I used "0000" steel wool to clean the "brown seal residue" from the rear panel where the new seal on the drum would rub/seal against the rear panel. I used spring clamps to hold the seal in place prior to appling the glue. The glue was applied to the drum/seal and allowed to dry 30-45 min. I replaced the front drum seal (some of the other discussions in your forum had good hints on replacing this seal, better than the printed instructions), also replaced the belt and applied a light amout of lubrication (3 in 1 oil) to the idler pulley and the drum rollers. The dryer runs smoothly and quietly and most importantly no more brown streaks on clean clothes.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Rear Drum Seal Kit

Part Number: PS334194

In Stock

Multi Rib Belt - 92-1/4"

Part Number: PS346995

In Stock

Front Seal and Bearing Kit (Now subbed to Front Bearing and Seal Assembly)

Part Number: PS9493640

In Stock