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3 year old Amana NED 7200 dryer has film of black grease in drum back portion and grease is on clothes after coming out of dryer.

Just the last few loads, we noticed a piece of clothing, luckily not all, comes out with some black grease on it. I saw the back of the drum looked dirty and I crawled in to get a better look and it was a film of black grease. It was also on the grill that's on the back of the drum. Is this indicative of something failing? Is it something I can fix myself or is it a job for a professional? My last dryer was over 20 years old and never had that happen.

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Check the thermostats for continuity. Sounds like the dryer is getting to hot and may have melted something. There is nothing with grease in that area of the dryer,

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Jeff, what you are describing is a drive motor that is locked up. The only cure for this is to replace the motor. This is probably the most difficult repair to perform on a dryer. You will need to have a lot of patience if you choose to proceed.

I looked up the motor for you, it's a part number 511629P and it lists for ~$145.00. That's alot of clams for a motor! And I presume this unit has some years on it, right? Which means that if you replace the motor, there's a good chance that another component will fail soon.

I'm not trying to dissuade you from a repair, I'm just mentioning possible options. But, if you want an opinion on this, mine would be to replace the dryer. I know this isn't what you wanted to hear, but I hope it helps you decide what to do.

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Just happened to mine also. The problem was that the Idler Pulley came loose from the drive belt. There is a switch on the idler pulley so that if there is no tension on it, the motor will not start and you will have the symptoms you describe. To reattach the Idler Pulley, remove the back plate surrounding the dryer exhaust. This will give you access to the Pulley. If the belt broke (unlikely with a new dryer such as yours), the fix is more involved. This dryer is the same as the Maytag MDE6700 - you can do a search for a service manual for that model and you can see the details. Hope this helps.

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