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Removing Permanent Marker from Inside a Dryer

February 12, 2016

Does anyone know how to get permanent marker out of your dryer? I accidently left it in work pants.


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March 26, 20161 found this helpful
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Use Hand Sanitizer to remove the first layer. It only removes the black marks. They usually turn light grey. Treat only the affected areas. Let dry for about 30 minutes.

Use Muskol Mosquito Repellent Spray. Spray directly on affected areas. Let stand for 2 to 4 seconds. Lightly use your finger or a soft cloth to rub the Muskol around each spot (be patient). You will see the marker start to lift off in 2 to 4 seconds. It works that fast! :-)) As soon as you stop rubbing the Muskol in, use a dry cloth to remove the stain. Once you have finished all the stains, your dryer drum should be clean.

Leave dryer door open for 2 hours to allow drum to dry.

Mix a small solution of laundry soap (a few drops will do) into 3 cups of hot water. Wash the drum with 4 to 6 old, clean rags. Once the inside of the dryer is completely cleaned, leave the rags inside the dryer and close the door.

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Set the Dryer on "Air Fluff/No Heat" for 20 minutes.

Remove rags and inspect the drum.

Voila!!! All clean :-)

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P.S. I tried all the other "suggested" remedies but nothing else worked, including: Bleach, Cooking oil, Varsol, Paint Thinner, GooGone, Tooth Paste, Nail Polish Remover, and Dry Erase Marker.

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February 27, 2011

How do we remove permanent marker from the drum of a dryer?

By bill from Dubuque, IA

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March 6, 20110 found this helpful
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Permanent maker won't come off on clothing, the heat just keeps setting it into the metal.

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June 25, 2010

How do you get marker out of a dryer?

By lacey

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June 27, 20100 found this helpful
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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.

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April 17, 2016

How do I remove black permanent marker from inside a gas dryer?


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April 19, 20160 found this helpful
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Try using hand sanitizer. I hear it works well to dissolve permanent marker on hard surfaces.

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June 20, 2019

How do I remove a permanent marker stain from my dryer?


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June 20, 20190 found this helpful

WD 40. Open a window while you do it and wipe off after you are done

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June 21, 20190 found this helpful

If this is INSIDE your dryer, use a little rubbing alcohol on a white rag. When you are done, go back over the surface with another white rag (use clean water wrung out very well) just to make sure there is no residue.

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If this is the OUTSIDE of your dryer, you could try going over the marker with a DRY ERASE marker and wiping it up as you go with a dry cotton rag. I would not do this for the inside as it could leave residue that could get on clothes.

Never use any kind of chemicals inside your dryer as you can risk causing a fire. Especially never use any bleach or ammonia etc.

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June 21, 20190 found this helpful

I agree with Pghgirl about using alcohol if the stain is inside your dryer.
It may take a few times to remove stains completely.
Wipe several times with cloths and clean water just to be sure all residue has been removed.

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