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A couple of years ago both Bounce and Gain sold fabric softener bars that you put in your dryer so you did not have to use sheets. They are stuck on there really good with double-sided tape! I want to remove them, but don't know how to without leaving a bad paint thinner smell that will get on my clothes? I don't want to damage the enamel in the dryer.
Instructions for removal:
Remove the entire unit if you no longer wish to use the Bounce Dryer Bar. Turn your dryer to a high heat setting for about five minutes to soften the adhesive, then slip a plastic spatula under the bar holder to release it from your dryer. Scrape off any excess adhesive and discard the bar holder. Once removed, the bar holder will no longer adhere to the dryer.
Sounds simple - right? There are many complaints about the problems people have had removing this bar/holder and many say it damaged their dryer. Im not sure you can remove it safely but I cannot find any other instructions other than the first paragraph statement.
I just wanted to add - be sure to dry any regular clothes before you do this so you can leave your dryer door slightly ajar for a day if possible (the light may stay on) after removal and treatment. Something else I have done (I accidentally dried a work cloth that still had a "grease" smell) - I wet a small hand towel with white vinegar and placed it in my dryer with several old towel rags (wet) and dried on medium heat. This worked well also.
I try to never use high heat in my dryer as I have found it does more damage to my clothes than medium or low heat (personal opinion). I actually love to partially dry my clothes outside and finish drying on fluff setting (no heat). This works well on most items but will not always remove wrinkles on synthetic materials like heat will.
I never bought one of those bars, but have had to remove plenty of adhesives! My secret weapon of choice is WD-40. Manually remove as much of the bar and tape as possible, then spray some WD-40 on what remains. You may have to turn the drum until the adhesive is in a position for the WD-40 to not run off. After you saturate it, just leave it alone for a while. Like, forget about it for a day or so. Go in with something non damaging like a plastic knife, and scrape away. You can saturate again or use a saturated paper towel to remove what is left.
Use Goo Gone and rinse well to remove odor