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Remove ink in your dryer

To remove ink stains from your clothes dryer, place 2 cups of bleach in a bucket, then fill the bucket halfway with water. Take some old towels and soak up the liquid in the bucket. You don`t want the towels to be dripping wet, just very damp.

Place them directly into the dryer to remove the ink and run an entire cycle. Repeat if necessary. When you feel you have removed the ink sufficiently, place an old dry towel in the dryer to make sure that you removed all of the ink.

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Wow Comments By: Deb on 2006-03-27
I tried scrubbing with alcohol first and almost passed out from the fumes! Used this towel trick and every mark is gone after only about 30 min. Definitely a winner!
WHat a mess! Comments By: Jane on 2006-04-30
Looked this up on the internet after an hour of scrubbing with head in dryer. I was going nowhere, fast. Tried this method and it works. Will run through second time just for slight marks left. Thanks so much!!!!
It worked good Comments By: Marilyn on 2006-05-08
A broken ink pen in my new dryer made me sick. I tried alot of cleaners and tips I found on the internet. A Mr. Clean eraser with non acetone fingernail polish worked the best and took the worst of the ink out. Then I had a light blue tinge all over the inside of my dryer. I didn't think this bleach water on towels would work but I tried it and wow my dryer is white again. Thanks for the tip.
Removing ink stains Comments By: bob on 2006-06-18
This one works... my son left a bunch of pens in his pocket, they were all put through the dryer and made quite a mess. Through in a couple of towels with bleach on them, and it removed most all stains... thanks to who ever thought of this!
Ink be gone!!!!!!!!!!! Comments By: Stephanie Winters on 2006-09-07
This tip worked great! I had tried almost everything else imaginable, alcohol, WD-40, baking soda, ect. I was ready to give up and just head to the laudromat to dry my clothes or put off doing the laundry again. Try this tip when in doubt about ink, it REALLY works!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!1
Giddy Up!! Comments By: Ang on 2006-10-25
This was great! We had a pen explode everywhere in the dryer. We tried rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover, and soft scrub. None of them worked nearly as well as this. THANK YOU!!!
THANK YOU! Comments By: Debbi on 2006-11-21
My dryer is 2 weeks old and I flipped out! This works great. It didn't get it all but I used some "odorless" oven cleaner and it helped remove some of the more stubborn spots. Just make sure you have good ventilation.
Yes, it works! Comments By: Joseph on 2006-12-11
Goo Gone, 4 dollars. Nail Polish Remover, 3 Dollars. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, 2.50. Bleach, water, some old towels to make my dryer become clean once more, PRICELESS. This works, I repeated it a few times, for about an hour and it is now completley clean. All the previous methods, nothing worked. Until I found this, well it works, see for yourself. And if it doesn't, I'm sorry.
Unbelieveable!!! Comments By: Anon on 2006-12-29
I could not beleive it, it really worked!!! I tried everything imaginable and then found this site. You saved my nephew from having to purchase a new dryer for me, and many trips to the laundromat. Thank you so much!!! He thanks you too!!
IT really does work Comments By: Michelle on 2007-01-11
I tried this after my son left a pen in his clothes and it got dried. There was blue ink all over the inside of my dryer. I tried the bleach with the towels and now the ink is gone. WOW this really does work. Thanks again for the awesome tip.

There will be times when you've tried every tip you can get your hands on to repair damage to your dryer. No matter how many or what tips you try on your own to restore the original condition, it just won't seem to work! If you're the "handyman or handywoman" type it will be as easy as finding a good appliance parts store and getting what you need. But if the job is a little too big for you then you may need to call a appliance repairman.

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