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GE dryer, black grease stain on cloth

Grease on clothes.
I first thought that the grease stains I find on my clothes where from the washing machine. So I replaced it for a new one. Now I still find new stains on my clothes. It is frustrating. Could that be coming from the dryer? Is it worth hiring a repairman? It is an expensive dryer, it is a little old but expensive to replace. Is it something I could try to fix myself?
Does GE offer repair service on older model? Thanks in advance for a feedback at laumathiot@hotmail.com

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  • Anne P Mar 10, 2009

    I have a Kenmore dryer that was just given to me recently from a friend, and is approximately 5 years old. I have the exact same thing happening as tenvolt. I know it's the dryer, as this wasn't happening before, with my old dryer and current washer. I can feel on the inside of my drum, a spot where the clothes must be getting caught, as the drum isn't sitting evenly, and if I rub my finger along the felt insulation, there's grease on my finger. So, I know where it's coming from, now I just need to know how to fix it!! I'm assuming it's because my drum isn't balanced, probably from when it was moved, is this something that can easily be fixed?

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I have the same problem, I haven't resolved it but it seems to be due to the drum of the dryer being able to move more than it's supposed to and things getting caught in between the drum and whatever it sits in, at the front of the dryer. I have found things caught in there before and when I've pulled them out they had a brown/yellow grease stain on them. Other times something in the dryer will have this same stain - although no longer caught it seems it must have been caught at some point then became free again, with the stain. I'm thinking something is loose or if the drum is supported at the back by a bearing of some sort, this bearing may be worn down and the drum isn't sitting right.

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There might be a bearing at the rear of the drum, that supports the rear of the drum. When that bearing begins to disintegrate it drops very small pieces of metal into the hot airstream entering the dryer drum, which seem to cause dark streaking on clothing that could be interpreted as grease marks.

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  • tlrottler Sep 03, 2011

    I have GE lg capacity front loads purchased 2006. I have noticed small black stains on my clothing. I was suspecting my washer but just noticed caked on grease/oil residue on one of the fins in my dryer.
    This unit has been a night mare - it suppose to be energy efficient but many times my clothes in washer are saturated - was told to clean the filter below *which was clean, make sure large items in bottom of tub to keep balance - still does it - if these units had an extractor at least you could get rid of the water without putting through another cycle.

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