Tips and Procedures
Learn how to restore appliances to the appearance and function they had when new.
The paint will wear off the inside of the drum after several years of use. Several other manufacturers use porcelain to avoid this problem. Whirlpool has attempted to deal with this deficiency in their later dryers by using coatings other than enamel paint but all of the older machines have paint.
The concern with metal showing through the paint is that it can rust and put stains on your clothes. You have two options: (1) Use fabric softener sheets containing silicone that you throw in with your clothes while drying or (2) attempt to repaint the dryer drum. The fabric softener leaves a thin film that prevents rust from forming between loads. Rust is encouraged when wet or damp clothes are left in the dryer for several hours.
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