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Overalls Are Damaging Dryer

The metal fasteners on the straps of my husband's overalls are chipping the paint from the inside of the clothes dryer. Is there a solution other than hanging them to air dry?

By Donna from Crystal River, FL

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June 30, 20110 found this helpful
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I use safety pins to pin the straps with fasteners into the pockets.After the overalls are dry I hang on the back of chair to air dry the fabric that was stuffed in the pocket. No more noise and damage to the dryer.

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June 30, 20110 found this helpful
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Put the overalls in an old pillowcase & tie or pin it shut. That way the straps of the overalls won't fly around.

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July 1, 20110 found this helpful
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Thanks to everyone who helped! The pins work wonders!

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June 29, 20110 found this helpful

Is there any way you could wrap the fasteners with a soft cloth or bandana to lessen the blows to the inside of your machine? It would also make it less noisy.

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June 30, 20110 found this helpful

Similar to what Ginnywest suggested, I use that really sticky Saran Wrap, the one that seals to make its own bags, and wrap any delicate buttons, decorations or fasteners before washing. Wrap it around a couple of times and pat it down to seal it. It has always stayed on through the washer and dryer for me. Good Luck with it! Julie Andrea

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June 30, 20110 found this helpful

I take my husbands fastners and fasten them down under the button part of the bib. Then, turn inside out when I wash and dry.

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June 30, 20110 found this helpful

Take the clasp and flip it to the inside of the overalls. With large pins, pin the clasp inside the overalls then pin the back to front on the sides. This still may do a little damage, but not nearly as much as the clasp itself.

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July 4, 20110 found this helpful

I use children's socks on mine.

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