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Black color left in dryer, cant clean

I guess we clean new black towels that left black residue. I have cleaned it out several times, but the black color keeps coming back in the lint collector, the clothes, and blackness on the back vent(?) Any help on cleaning enternally?

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As a mechanic, and based on knowing the drum is mostly stainless steel, my first inclination is to grab a can of carb cleaner from the auto shop and a few paper towels, and clean it up.. but I'm cautious with that stuff as it's very flammable... and I'm a guy.

My other thought would be to call or visit your local fabric store. Talk to someone who knows about fabric dyes and ask them what cleaner you could use. It'll likely be less.. barbaric than my fist thought.

IF you try my first thought, spray it on the rag and wipe the drum. don't spray that stuff into the drum.. it flows fast and will take hours to fully evaporate. and let the drum air out over night before using, just to be sure. Have exhaust fans or other ventilation going. Just to be safe too.


Posted on Feb 17, 2009

  • pirateplow Feb 17, 2009

    PS:
    Have you tried just wiping it out with soapy bleach water?

    Seems that if you used soapy bleach water.. wiped it liberally, let it sit for 10 mins, then wipe with out with clean fresh water, that would neutralize all the color.

    Make sure you unplug the unit though right?? Goes without saying, but I thought I'd better.


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