How Do You Remove Ink From A Dryer?


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Nisha Fernandes Profile
Nisha Fernandes answered
Getting ink stains on your dryer is a fairly common phenomenon especially if you or one of your family members has accidentally left an ink pen in one of their pockets and then washed the garment in question without removing the pen. There are several alternatives that are reputed to be quite effective.

The first thing you could try is rubbing alcohol. Take a clean dry white cloth- put a small quantity of the rubbing alcohol on the cloth and then gently dab the stained area. This should do the trick. However if it doesn't then you can try using some acetone in the same manner- but put the acetone on a cotton ball not a cloth and gently dab the area in question.

Some people have tried using a small quantity of elbow grease, and some others swear that vegetable shortening is the best for this purpose. You could also try buying some stain removal products like Amodex or Oops which are good as well.
Leona Seely Profile
Leona Seely answered
Lacquer thinner seemed to work the best in my neighbour's dryer to remove ink from a pen she'd washed.
Yooti Bhansali Profile
Yooti Bhansali answered
Here's how to remove ink from the inside of the dryer to prevent it form getting on to your clothes.

First, make sure that you dryer is unplugged to avoid the danger of getting electrocuted.

Take a rag and drench it with lacquer thinner. Use the rag to wipe the spot where there are ink stains. The ink should easily come off using this method. Alternatively, instead of lacquer thinner, one can also make use of acetone which will probably work.

One thing to ensure after using this method is to wipe the dryer with clean cloth of thinner or acetone after the ink has come out, as both these solvents are highly flammable and may cause fire by reacting to the heat generated when the dryer is switched on.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
OOPS!! Mom and Dad were out and we had to hurry fast before they came home. Just when we thought we had tried everything we got one more idea. Lacquer works like magic! ONE MORE THING: Because Lacquer Thinner is VERY FLAMMABLE do not pour directly into dryer drum, use a rag. Also when you are done, wipe the drum out with soap and water then let it AIR OUT for at least ONE HOUR and rinse again using soap and water.  GOOD LUCK!!
Maggie Lopes Profile
Maggie Lopes answered
Simple green has worked for me. Other ways is to apply nail polish remover. "Goo Gone" works for sticky things and might work for this,
Good luck
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Anonymous answered
My daughter just washed and dried all her work cloths. There was an ink pen somewhere in the cloths. After drying all the cloths, she found ink on everything. Is there a way of getting all the ink out of her cloths?...HELP !!!

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