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? Thanks.
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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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I understand the washer of your Frigidaire laundry center, model# GLEH1642F, is leaving grease in your clothes. I also see that you noticed the grease in the detergent cup. I suggest contacting your local authorized technician for further assistance. They will be able to diagnose your washer and determine where the grease is coming from to be able to repair your appliance. Hope this is helpful.
you need replace drum support roller,an check to make sure drum hadnt cut into back are the front of dryer the felt that drum roll around on may allso need be replace.some ge dryer have single bear it roll around on it attack to back of the dryer drum
The dryer has felt strips on the front that the drum rubs on. When the felt wears out there is room for clothes to get between the drum and the felt which puts the burnt looking streak on them. Remove the front panel to access the front of drum and the felt guides.
you are spot on the drum is not centre,that is because the main bearing is on its way out and will need replaced soon,i would suspect this machine is making some loud noises.i is costly to fix so mybe look out for another machine.
Try cleaning the entire air vent system of lint first including the exit vent panel (to the outside air). Remove the lint screen and wash it in detergent and hot water. The brown streaks are probably scorch marks rather than oil or grease entering the drum. Good air movement is essential to holding the drying temperature down. Hope this saves that old Whirlpool for another decade!
Marks on clothing in a washer are usually caused by a reaction between detergents and fabric softeners, especially cheaper bargain brands.
If you are sure that the black streaks are getting on the clothing in the washer versus the dryer, it could also be oil from the transmission getting into the washer tub. See if the spots will come out using a petroleum distillate of some kind. (paint thinner, etc). If a petroleum distillate will remove the marks, it is most likely something petroleum based that is making the marks.
This is a rare occurrence, and most marks on laundry are caused by the dryer. Typically, the drum rollers wear out and rubber and metal filings can get into the dryer and mark/streak clothing. Hope this helped and sorry for the problem you are having. Best wishes.
suspect front tub support/bearing ring worn remove top by removing screws under front edge of top lift top 1 screw each side of front on inside front ring attaches to front panel look for worn plastic ring and pads
To all victims of the brownish colored streak marks: I share your frustration!!! I have the same problem with my dryer which started when my dryer was only 3 or 4 years old - - totally unacceptable for an expensive top of the line dryer! A repair guy showed me how the brownish streak marks come from the felt liner which goes around the drum. Look inside your dryer for the beige or tan colored felt which sticks out around the circular drum. If you rub the felt with an old white t-shirt or paper towel, you will see the same brownish colored marks. My repairman recommended getting the felt replaced eventually, but until then, he gave me the following tips which really help avoid getting the streaks: For white or light colored clothes susceptible to the brownish streak marks: I dry these items as part of a very lightweight dryer load - with just a few other lightweight items. By doing a small lightweight load, clothing is less likely to get caught up & rub against the felt edges. For example, I dry 4 light colored men's dress shirts with 2 or 3 other lightweight shirts. OR for white or light colored athletic "dry fit" type athletic apparel, I dry 6 - 8 total lightweight shirts/shorts. If I throw my white Nike top or white pair of summer pants into the dryer with all my "whites", they will be doomed to getting brownish streaks due to the heavy load pushing them against the darned felt liner! Whenever possible, I wash susceptible items on permanent press to avoid wrinkling, then hang dry. Prior to putting these clothes in the dryer, I also "pre-clean" the felt with an old white cotton t-shirt by reaching into the dryer and rubbing along the felt edges until I'm not getting as much brownish color on the t-shirt rag. For a permanent fix, call a repairman or see the following do-it-yourself YouTube video on "Dryer Repair - Replacing the Lower Front Drum Felt Seal": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoYP_YsGP68 . I have a repair person coming today to fix 2 other appliances, so I'm finally getting my dryer fixed, and I will post an update soon.