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Dark grease stains on the cloths after drying

After drying the cloths there are dark grease stains on the cloths from the dryer. Checked the belt and that seems okay, no unusual noises. This just started and happened on 3 consecutive loads. The dryer is 3 years old.

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Most likely a bearing failure, a seal that retains grease has given up and is spewing into the drum through a shaft opening of some kind.

If you are positive there is no grease in some of the clothes, or someone is putting it in the drum, then a seal has failed, and now that the grease is coming out, the bearing it is was supposed to lubricate is now low, and will fail prematurely, you need a service call and soon.

Will

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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