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Melted crayons over an entire load of laundry out of the dryer.

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The easiest thing to do would be either try to clean it or replace the drum.

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Try diluting it about 2 parts water to one of the concentrate at first, if that doesn't work try adding a little more concentrate. Full strength may take the shiny finish off of you dryer drum.
You probably want to use a face mask while using it; get one for paint odors or organic vapors.
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You should take off the vent hose and try to get as much of the crayon out of the vent passageways.
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If the orange oil cleaner doesn't work, odorless paint thinner may, but it will have to dry first and you will have to make sure you have all fumes out of the dryer before using it. Put a fan on the open dryer for 8 or more hours.
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Vent Frequently there's an obstruction in the vent duct from the dryer to the outside of the house. For the dryer to heat properly, the duct must be clean and clear of lint or any other substance.

Heating element Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace it.

Internal ductwork Your dryer has some internal ductwork. If it gets clogged, your dryer can't dry properly. In most dryers, to get to the internal ductwork to clear the clog, you have to substantially disassemble the dryer. A quick way to check for internal clogs is to remove the lint filter and use a flashlight to inspect the inside of the duct. If it looks clogged and you can't clear it using your vacuum, contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

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If they are globs you can freeze them by rubbing with an ice cube and scrape them off. If the residue is thin like a coat of paint use denatured alcohol or paint thinner to rub them off. Make sure you leave the dryer door open several hours after using solvent inside to air it out. Do not use the dryer immediately after using solvent or there could be a fire hazard.
If the crayon residue is on the clothes, you can put piece of absorbent paper (like a paper grocery bag) over the stain and iron it. The heat will melt the crayon wax and the paper will absorb it. You may have to do it several times to get it all out. Denatured alcohol or paint thinner might be needed to get the final stain out.

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A wash-cloth, dampened with soapy water, will do a pretty good job here.
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