We have a Sears Kenmore electric dryer, about 16 years old. The dryer is
functioning fine (I did some rework on it recently, replacing the seals,
The problem is that the back wall (the "bulkhead") has lost its paint and
shows bare metal in some areas. Our concern is that it may cause stains on
The bulkhead part listed on Sears's web site is about $130, which is more
than I really want to put into a 16 year old dryer. Besides, the bulkhead
is not bent or otherwise damaged, and I hate replacing it if I can avoid it.
Can this back panel be painted? Would standard "Rustoleum" do the job, or
would I need some kind of kind of high temperature enamel? Is there
anything special I should do to prep the surface? The last thing I want is
to have paint come off onto the clothes.
I did some searching, but on Google, the phrase "paint inside of electric
clothes dryer", or other variations, returned either 10,000+ hits, or one or
two depending on how I grouped the words. None of the results seemed to
answer my questions. I did see one or two postings where someone asked a
similar question, but no answers.
Any information would be appreciated.
- Mike O'Donnell