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I have a Kenmore Elite HE4 gas dryer. It works fine, but leaves small streaky marks (looks like grease?) on some of my clothes - usually silkier, light colored clothing. I have searched the inside of the drum to find what could be causing it, but it looks perfectly clean.

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  • ekuriloff Jul 24, 2009

    No, no smell and I don't believe the marks are burns (though I'm not sure) as I am able to wash some of the marks out - but not all.

  • jennerina
    jennerina May 11, 2010

    Do you smell any type of burning smell when the dryer is running?

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The clothes are getting pinched between the drum and the housing. Check the gasket(s) where the drum turns on the housing at the front and back. If the gasket is worn there is a small gap that clothes can get pulled into. The marks are from the worn metal. Lighter weight clothes are more likely to get caught. The gaskets can be replaced by removing the drum.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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