Crayon In Dryer - How To Remove The Melted Pieces Safely And Easily
Below I've collected several tips for how to remove crayon in dryer, if you accidentally wash, and then dry some crayons in your child's pockets.
There is both a video, and also several suggestions for both homemade cleaners and commercially available products you can use to help with this common problem in homes with kids.
If you have yourself suffered from this problem, I would love to hear how you cleaned it up too. You can share your tips for crayon removal from dryer here, or read other tips already collected for other common problems related to cleaning up crayons.
In addition, you can read lots of dryer cleaning tips here, for removing all kinds of things from this appliance when there's a laundry disaster.
Removing Crayon From Your Dryer - Video Instructions
Removing crayon from your dryer is not a fun thing to do, but neither is having to rewash multiple loads of laundry to get out crayon stains.
If you accidentally wash, and then dry crayons in your dryer, along with a load of clothes, you inevitably get crayon stains of melted crayon wax all over your clothing.
In addition, that wax also can get onto your dryer drum.
Before you do another load of clothing and throw it in the dryer you need to get rid of those melted crayon bits that are stuck all over the dryer drum.
Below is a video giving step by step instructions for removing crayon from the dryer.
This video suggests the following steps:
1. Throw some old towels into the dryer for a couple of minutes on high to loosen and soften the melted crayon again, to make it easier to remove.
2. Make a paste of dishwasher detergent and water and use this to scrub your dryer drum to remove all that melted crayon.
3. Then, wash off the dishwasher detergent paste with soapy water and a rag.
4. Finish running some old towels through the dryer for a full load again, just to make sure you have removed all the crayon and not missed some spots so you don't ruin any clothing when you put it in.
Watch the video for full instructions.
Besides a dishwasher detergent paste, some people use WD-40 or Goo Gone to get rid of crayon marks from the dryer (see tip below).
***Please note with either of these methods you need to air out your dryer fully before re-use because these products could be flammable, but there are even more suggestions below that don't run quite this risk!
Further, you can share your dishwashing detergent uses for cleaning and stain removal here, if you know of even more ways to use this common household cleaning supply for cleaning other stuff in your home, or check out the other uses I've already gathered together.
I wouldn't recommend WD-40 considering it's highly flammable.
I tend to agree with you, especially when readers like you keep making awesome suggestions like this one.
It is amazing what the Magic Eraser can do, isn't it? I've gathered even more uses for this product here that you might want to check out.
***Update from a reader, Jul. She tried this method, and here's what she said:
Oh my goodness!! My son left a black grease marker in his work pants, my dryer and drum were completely black!!! I googled how to get melted crayon off the dryer and read all the remedies. I have never used the Mr. Clean Eraser but I remembered I had a sample! In five minutes my dryer and drum are crystal clean and white!!! I am a believer and will always have one on hand!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Heather wrote in to share what worked for her to remove these marks.
I was hesitant to use WD-40 or Goo Gone because of their flammable properties, and I have a gas dryer.
So I thought I'd try my trusty Bon Ami, which always gets tough grease stains off my cookware.
Sure enough, it worked like a charm. It has enough abrasive action that it got even the tough stains out that I thought were there for good.
Thanks Heather for sharing this tip!
I'm glad to know of some more eco-friendly alternatives for fixing this common laundry mishap.
I'd love to hear from even more people who've had success removing crayon from their dryer, to tell me how you did it. You can share your tips here, or read other ways that people have cleaned all kinds of things out of this appliance.
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