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Cleaning Ink Out of a Dryer

You open the dryer door to find the colorful evidence of a pen that made it through the wash. This is a guide about cleaning ink out of a dryer.

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Cleaning Ink Out of a Dryer
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April 2, 2012 Flag
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Make a solution of bleach and water. Completely immerse some white towels in the solution and using rubber gloves wring out most of the water from the towels. They should be just damp and not dripping. Next throw the towels in the dryer and turn it on. The bleach will take the ink out after one to two applications of this process.

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After you get all the ink out, wipe the dryer down with plain water, making sure to wipe enough to remove all the bleach. Leave the dryer door open to air dry afterward. To be extra sure all the bleach is removed after cleaning you can run whites through the next dryer cycle.

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April 17, 2016 Flag
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How do I remove black permanent marker from inside a gas dryer?

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    April 19, 20160 found this helpful

    Try using hand sanitizer. I hear it works well to dissolve permanent marker on hard surfaces.

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    February 11, 2012 Flag
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    How do you get pen ink out of a dryer?

    By Toshia

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    February 11, 20120 found this helpful
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    Get some old towels and household bleach. This method takes time but it works.

    The old towels are soaked in bleach and water solution.

    Place inside the dryer and turn it on.

    It may take a few tries but it should work....

    Read more: How to Get Pen Ink Out of a Clothes Dryer | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4867534_pen ... out-clothes-dryer.html#ixzz1m8T5qA6C

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    February 27, 2011 Flag
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    How do you get ink out of the dryer drum?

    By Mary from Brentwood, CA

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    December 27, 20110 found this helpful

    I just want to thank all of you for saving me and my dryer. I tried the bleach and water towel in the dryer and it worked great! I was amazed!

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    November 29, 2014 Flag
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    I have gotten ball point ink on my dryer as I left a pen in my jeans. It went through the wash. Do you have a solution for getting the horrible stain off?

    By June HN from Courtenay B.C. Canada

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    January 11, 20150 found this helpful

    Use an old rag and acetone nail polish remover. It comes right off but make sure after you get all the ink off to take a different rag with soapy water. Make sure to get all of the acetone off and let the drier air dry.

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    December 3, 2005 Flag
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    Pure acetone nail polish remover poured on a Magic Eraser works like a charm. The ink that my roommate got on my dryer came right up using this method. I should have made her do it!

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    July 16, 2015 Flag
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    Use Rain-X X-treme Clean for baked on ink. Put some on a dry cloth and rub for 10 seconds. It removes it easily and without damage to the dryer surface. Clean after with a wet cloth. Soft Scrub may work too, but may be overly abrasive. You can remove the dryer door for easier access.

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      May 28, 2011 Flag
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      How do you remove ink from a dryer?

      By Gerri from Fontana, CA

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      June 2, 20110 found this helpful

      Try the gel-type hand sanitizer (mostly alcohol) on an old sock or other rag, glop on the sanitizer and rub like crazy. Be sure to rub all the sanitizer off when you are done so you don't start a fire.

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      February 16, 2010 Flag
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      To get ink off a dryer drum soak towel in bleach and put in dryer, run dryer for 5 to 10 minutes. I tried other tips on this website but they did not work. The bleach towel trick did.

      By Lacey

      Editor's Note: Be sure you use a diluted bleach solution and make sure all bleach residue is removed from dryer before using it to dry clean clothes.

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      September 5, 2008 Flag
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      Accidentally, a laundry marker got in my dryer. It was in a dryer cycle and marked up the whole inside of the drum in approx 1/4 inch marks. These marks are also all over the 2 blankets that were in the dryer.

      What do you recommend to clean the dryer. I've tried soap and water, and a little bleach, and had no luck. What do you recommend to clean the blankets? Thanks.

      Cathren from Illinois

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      September 10, 20090 found this helpful

      I used this site when my kid put a marker in his pocket, and I washed it and dried it, it left purple marker all over the dryer drum. I used nail polish remover with a cloth and scrubbed it, then I soaked a towel in bleach and water and dried it. It all came off. It was wonderful. I just bought the dryer a month ago, thank god!

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      July 23, 2013 Flag
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      I tried everything and the only thing that worked was nail polish remover. I put the remover on a white rag and rubbed on the ink. I then ran the dryer for 10 minutes with old towels in the dryer. Good as new.

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      July 16, 2013 Flag
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      My dryer has a white drum and it was covered in ink. I soaked a old clean towel in a hot water/bleach solution. I let the rag soak and then I put the dripping rag in the dryer. I ran it on high heat for about 30 minutes. It really works!

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      December 7, 2011 Flag
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      This happened to me several years ago when my son left a pen in his pocket. I used paint remover and hair spray. I put it on a rag (separately), then scrubbed and scrubbed.

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      December 6, 2011 Flag
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      How do I remove ink from inside a dryer drum?

      By Cyndi D.

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      December 7, 20110 found this helpful

      This happened to me several years ago when my son left a pen in his pocket. I used paint remover and hair spray. I put it on a rag (separately) and scrubbed and scrubbed. (Be careful not to stick your head inside the dryer while you work or you will be essentially using "paint sniffing" drugs.) Then I washed out the paint remover with more rags with soap and water on them. And then I tumbled wet rags in it several times to make sure it was all gone and the smell was gone. Trust me, I always checked pockets after that.

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      December 4, 2011 Flag
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      How do I get ink out of the dryer?

      By WMAST from Capitol Heights, MD

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      December 6, 20110 found this helpful

      I take a paper towel and rubbing alcohol. This does the trick for me.

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      June 25, 2004 Flag
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      To remove ink use rubbing alcohol. Put some rubbing alcohol into a small cup. Using an old toothbrush dipped in the alcohol, gently scrub at the ink. Once you have remove the ink, wipe up any excess alcohol.

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      June 25, 2010 Flag
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      How do you get marker out of a dryer?

      By Lacey

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      June 27, 20100 found this helpful

      Hey Lacey, I have removed this before. If it hasn't kind of "cooked" on yet. Try a rag with finger nail polish remover, or straight acetone. Do not rub too hard it may remove a little of the finish of the dryer. Pour it on the rag first then rub on stains. Try that. I think that should work.

      Buddy

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      December 18, 2013 Flag
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      CAUTION: Carburetor Cleaner is HIGHLY FLAMMABLE. Don't use this method unless you are familiar with using this type of solvent. You spray on, it comes right off. NO scrubbing, NO mess.

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      December 16, 2005 Flag
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      I recently had ink all over my dryer. I used laundry stain remover and Comet, made into a paste. Just rinse and let dry. It came off so easily.

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      November 16, 2005 Flag
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      What I found that works on any stain, grass, tar, ink, you name it is "non-chlorinated brake cleaner". This will work on any ink that has transferred to the clothing too. You can get it at any auto parts store. Apply small amounts to the ink using an old toothbrush.

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      March 11, 2009 Flag
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      I looked on this site to find an answer to remove ink from a dryer drum. Many said to use fingernail polish remover, too many fumes for me. I tried some hairspray and that was too messy and also stunk. asy.

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      July 4, 2004 Flag
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      Try using a product called Goof Off available at home improvement stores. It has removed ink from my dryer several times.

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      February 27, 2011 Flag
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      I dried an ink pen with a load of clothes. I need to know how to get it out of the dryer. Thanks for any help.

      By Tareasa from Dallas, TX

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      January 2, 2011 Flag
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      After a pen exploded in our dryer I used a combination that excludes finger nail polish remover. Try Awesome, a liquid cleaner, with some cleaning eraser pads. Expect a lot of elbow grease, but it's worth it. Also, try to spray Awesome 3 - 4 times over the currently lowest section of the drum; let it just sit for a while (i.e. at least a couple of hours). When you return the Awesome on its own will probably have saved you time and work, so do the same with each drum section.

      Source: reading thrifty fun and compromising

      By John

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      November 5, 2010 Flag
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      How do I remove gel pen ink stains from clothes dryer?

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      October 8, 2010 Flag
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      How do I get ink out of my dryer?

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