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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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Week Old Stains - GONE! Comments By: ElleB on 2009-06-14
One retractable pen burst in my dryer, ruined my clothes and drained itself atop the white walls of my dryer. By the way i'm renting and I can't afford to loose my deposit! I had tried everything for a week. Finally i came upon this tip and I'm on the second run and there are not more stains. Don't wast time/money with the other methods, this is the cheapest and fastest method. Quick tip - try running the dryer empty to warm up the drum before tossing in the bleach towels. Also use handtowels to get the nooks and crannies!!
***GREATEST IDEA EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!*** Comments By: Jess & Derik on 2009-06-17
BEFORE YOU TRY ANYTHING ELSE TRY THIS!!! We almost passed out from the smell of alcohol until we decided to go down the street to get some bleach. After only 5 minutes it started to work! Great idea whoever came up with this!!!
This Really works Comments By: Sweets on 2009-06-24
Oh my goodness.I had black permanent ink all inside my dryer.I know that the Lord lead me to search the internet and I came upon this tip.And it worked.Thank you so much for the tip and I would recommend anyone to use it.
I WAS a DOUBTER!!! Comments By: Jack McInnis, USA on 2009-07-15
My daugther laundred a pair of my cargo pants, which had a ball point pen in one of the pockets. When they were removered from the drier (front load, white drum) I found ink stains throughout. The drier is only one year old and I was fit to be tied. The next day I tried all the ink removal methods found on other internet sites ie. hair spray, WD 40, Goo Gone, Oops, nail polish remover etc. to no avail. I even made a paste of baking soda and scrubbed ares for an hour with no results. I gave the internet one more try, finding this site and recommendation. I mixed two cups of bleach in two galoons of water, soaked up the solution with about four old towels and ran them through the drier for a cycle. My wife came home from work about thirty minutes through the cycle and I explaineded all of the unsucessful remedies I had tried and that I was trying this bleach solution recommendation. She said lets see if it's working. We went to the drier, opened it and to my astonshishment all the ink stains were gone. I was and am amazed. A DOUBTER no more. It really works. Thanks to whom ever, from accross the Big Pond.
Dryer Ink Stain Comments By: anon on 2009-07-21
Tried several tips I had read about and finger nail polish worked the best for me.
AMEN!!! Comments By: ndcampbell on 2009-09-04
Words cannot describe how glad that I am that I found this tip. You do need to put in 3-4 large towels. And don't skimp on the bleach! This worked SO WELL that after just 15 minutes my dryer looks brand new inside. I am so impressed. I had left a G7 gel ink pen in my pocket and ruined my wife's favorite shirt. Goes to show you that men shouldn't be doing laundry. ;)
wow! it really works Comments By: leeanne on 2009-09-07
thought my dryer was ruined, came across this tip and it worked took 2 times, but yes it worked. thanks for the tip!
IT WORKS!!! Comments By: Michele Murphy on 2009-10-29
I can't believe it ..I tried straight bleach, soft scrub and none of it worked. I tried the 2 cups of bleach/water and towel remedy and ink is almost gone. I am doing it a second time and hopefully remainder will be gone. Thank you
Unbelievable! It Worked! Comments By: Annie Jean on 2009-10-31
I suffer with arthritis, and the thought of having to try to scrub blue ink stains out of my dryer immediately caused me agony. I thought my dryer was ruined and had no funds to purchase a new one. I decided to look on line, never expecting to actually find a tip that really worked. I followed the instructions, and after about fifteen minutes, I couldn't fight the tempation to peek inside. To my surprise, it was already working! After three cycles, my drier was white and sparkling clean with no effort from me! What a lifesaver! I used two cups of bleach to two gallons of water, soaked four big white towels with the solution (towels should be very damp but not dripping wet), ran the dryer on the low heat setting, and my dryer was like brand new, again!
Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!! Comments By: Angie on 2009-12-31
01/01/10!!! 1:20 a.m. and I just took a load of clothes out of the dryer to go directly in my suitcase to leave for Vegas in the morning...SURPRISE........INK on everything....I tried the white towel in the sink with water and bleach and it worked beautifully............been in there about 5 minutes and stains are almost all gone...and there were like 80 streaks of ink all inside the drum....mine seems to be working faster than some above...the only thing I did before coming to the computer to find a home remedy is that I wet a papertowell and put Dawn dishwashing liquid on it-it came off the plastic part around the lent tray real easy but when I tried wiping it off the dryer drum it didn't remove it so I ended up here and am so glad that someone was kind enough to share this.............Happy New Year!

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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