How Can You Remove Ink Stains From a Clothes Dryer?


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If ink stains are observed, clean the dryer before using. The ink heats in the dryer, causing damage to the next load. To clean the dryer, you need an old white rag, rubbing or isopropyl alcohol and an old white towel.

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  1. Run the dryer to heat the ink

    Run the dryer for about 10 minutes or until the metal drum is warm to the touch. Heat loosens the ink and makes it easier to remove.

  2. Wipe down the dryer interior

    Unplug the dryer. Wet the rag with rubbing or isopropyl alcohol. Wipe down the interior surface of the dryer, making sure you clean the entire surface. If the rag becomes stained, switch to a new one to avoid distributing ink from the rag around the dryer. Inspect thoroughly for any remaining ink, wiping several times if necessary. If the interior of the dryer becomes cool to the touch, heat for another 10 minutes and continue the process.

  3. Check ink removal by drying the white towel

    Once the interior has dried, place an old white towel in the dryer. Run it through a complete drying cycle. Inspect the towel for ink spots. Discovery of ink necessitates repeating the process until all ink is gone.

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