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Narrow streak of what looks like grease on clothes from dryer

I am getting a single narrow streak of what looks like grease (but cleans fairly easily) on some items of clothing after they've been through the dryer (Kenmore 66512692). I've checked the dryer interior and there is no sign of grease or dirt, but it does look as if there's about a two or three inch gap in a gasket of some sort at the back of the machine. Any ideas of what could be causing the problem?
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Anne

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  • pcc0 May 09, 2009

    Thanks for the information. Could be either problem as the dryer is fairly old. Now I know how to follow up. Thanks for such a fast response, too; it'll save some clothes and tempers!

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Hi anne-
Your dryer may use rollers, or wheels, to support the rear of the clothes drum. When these are worn out, they may cause the clothes drum to drop down slightly, which can pinch the clothes between the top of the clothes drum and the rear of the dryer interior. When the rollers wear out, you need to replace the whole set.
Rear seal Your dryer may have a felt-like seal at the rear of the drum. If this seal is worn, torn, or missing, clothes can get caught and torn in the space between the clothes drum and the rear of the dryer interior. When the rear seal wears out, you need to replace it.

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