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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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Easy, Obvious, Not Mentioned by Most Comments By: Anon on 2008-10-05
This worked well for me after, like many others, after trying everything else mentioned on other websites. I was drying some white towels to see if the ink (which at that point seemed un-removable) would come off on clothes. I impatiently put some towels from an unfinished, un-rinsed load in the dryer. I was checking to see if there was any particular worry about putting something still full of bleach in the dryer, when I came upon this tip. I went to the dryer to find it clean and white again.
DIDN Comments By: anon on 2008-10-06
This trick did not work for me
Thank You! Comments By: Anon on 2008-10-18
I am a physician and, of course left a pen in my scrubs. I was horrified to see ink all over the drum of my dryer. I tried Off and a few cleansers I had here at home. Nothing seemed to work. After coming across this website, I followed the instructions and the stains are disappearing as I type this message.
I was so happy it worked!!!! Comments By: ann on 2008-10-19
My dryer was but 2 years old and didn't know how to take the pen ink out of the dryer. I tried hairspray, nail polish remover and magic eraser, a cleaner my neighbor said might work, but the best thing that worked was the 2 cups of bleach in a half bucket of water, dampen the towels with it and run through the dryer. I couldn't believe it. Thanks for the tip.
Works great Comments By: SuMo on 2008-10-19
I couldn't believe how great this worked! My dryer has probably never been cleaner!
Three strikes you're out! Comments By: Inked off on 2008-11-21
I'm currently using the bleach/water towel method and am very hopeful from the previous reviews. The "first" time my daughter left a pen in her scrubs it ruined a load of my (and hubby's) whites. This morning she found the load of whites were hers. I was almost affixiated last time using perfume (Sarah Jessica's Lovely) but it worked great. Expensive fix, however.
This Works!! Comments By: Brent on 2008-12-28
My dryer is running as I write this and I have been checking and it is working. I only searched two other sites and there were allot of remedies and then I read this one. I found that you do have to put 3-4 good size towels in there. So for those on here that said it "didn't" work for them - you have to run more then just a small wash cloth in there. Thanks for the tip!! Isn't the Internet amazing??
It Really Works Comments By: 'Anon on 2008-12-31
I try using hair spray,salt/soap water, nail polish remover, alcohol,orange soap,etc.
Then I finnaly found this online and tryed it and it really works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It worked like a charm Comments By: DianneVA on 2009-01-28
After searching several web sites including this one, and there were some that said the bleach didn't work. My daugther forgot to take a pen out of her scrubs and it exploded in the dryer. I did the bleach and towels and it worked the first cycle. Now if I could find something that would be so easy to use on her load of clothes.
LIFESAVER Comments By: Mike on 2009-01-18
2000.00 dryer brand new and my son leaves a pen in his designer jeans and new clothes !!!!!!!! I did this and the dryer is better than neww!!!!!!!!!!!

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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