How to Remove Gum or Melted Crayon from the Clothes Dryer

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Things You'll Need

  • Old towels

  • Rags

  • Detergent

  • Damp, clean rags

Gum or wax stains look tougher to clean than they actually are.

If you've ever forgotten a stick of gum in your jean's pocket or left a crayon in a shirt pocket and ran them through the dryer, you know what a mess they can make. However, removing a gum or waxy stain from your dryer drum isn't too difficult.

Step 1

Set the dryer temperature to warm.

Step 2

Put a couple of old towels in the dryer and let it run for a few minutes. This will help loosen the glop.

Step 3

While the towels are warming up in the dryer, mix 1 tbsp. laundry detergent with a little bit of water to create a paste.

Step 4

Take the towels out of the dryer.

Step 5

Scoop the detergent paste with a rag and scrub the gum or crayon area.

Step 6

After the glop has been removed, wipe down the inside of the dryer for any remaining residue.

Step 7

Dry some damp, clean rags in the dryer to make sure all the glop is gone.