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 clothes.
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