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gas dryer getting soot on cloths as it dries

When the drier is finished a cycle, the lint filter tray is full but the lint is black and oily, the cloths in the drier have this black oily residue on them, what do i need to do to make it stop, thought about cleaning the heating element but wasn't sure.

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nancydrewmaster there is a multitude of possiblities. Excessive lint inside the cabinet and burner compartment of the machine is one of many. If the burner area inside the cabinet is excessively linted, the burner flames will be yellowed (it should ne nice and blue). I would clean out the area under the filter, vacuum all ust and lint out of the burner assembly and motor. After that clean out the vent and make sure its clear and all as straight and clean as possible. Be sure to clean out the area around where the burner meets the gas valve. That area must be free of all lint, dust, etc. Cleaning out the entire interior may solve the problem.

There are of course other reasons like low gas pressure, air gap adjusted wrong, poor air flow, etc. that can cause this. Start with the easy stuff. It might help if you give us the proper make and model of your dryer so we can try and be more specific.

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Also, you might want to check the felt guides in the front and back of the drum, if they wear down too much, clothes start to get pinched and rub grease or soot all over everything. Just one more cause to eliminate! good luck!

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