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Clothes are coming out with dirt marks all over them all of a sudden. How do I fix this?

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If your getting grease like dirt on your clothes the problem is the water seal on the rear bearing is probably shot. Unfortunately this is expensive, as it may require the entire drum to be replaced. I hope you can go with out washing for 1.5 weeks. The entire drum assemblly needs to be removed and then the 2 halves seperated. If your lucky you'll just need the back ($200) If you need both its $550. I would suggest replacing the shocks, while your at it.

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SOURCE: dirt marks on clothes from dirty rubber door gasket

Unfortunately you need to remove the front panel and change both drum slides to re-align drum again and keep it from damaging your clothes.

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12.1 Creasing
Creasing can be caused by over loading SmartDrive or the dryer. Permanent Press or Delicate
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