For the last few months, I have noticed, from time to time, some discoloration on woven garments.
But only on POINTS of woven garments.
I had pre-treated similar spots on shirts in this load and washed them, then checked before they went into the dryer and I didn't see anything. But these two shirts came out of the dryer with spots; one on a collar point, one on one of the lower band points.
So the dryer seems to be implicated
But I don't know why this is happening or what is causing it. So I sort of crawled in and took a look.
We purchased this dryer when we bought the house in 2005. There is one odd spot on one of the vents that MIGHT be a rust source; I can't tell really what it is. But it wouldn't explain why the spots are only showing up on points, not other parts of the garments; I had some rust spots in my old dryer that would leach if damp clothes sat in it. But those spots would show up anywhere, not just on points, and besides, these shirts were put in, immediately dried and removed.
Could the points be slipping down into the juncture of the turning drum and the back (or front)? Why/how would they do that...and how can I either clean that part or prevent them? I suppose I could make a really big mesh bag to hold them...
Anyone else ever had a problem like this???