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Put rubbing alcohol in washing machine

What do I do now. The rubbing alcohol (half a bottle) was dilute with a gallon of water in the machine. Then I realized, oh no that's flammable, and got the water, alcohol mixture out of machine (as much as I could, tiny pool left) What are next steps to make sure my machine is safe?

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  • Keaton Shyler Jan 20, 2013

    "David Thank you. Follow up question. With the clothes that are soaked in alcohol, should I wash them in the bath a couple times (with detergent) to release those fumes before placing in the machine. Will that be good enough to remove the rubbing alcohol and the danger quotient. Many thanks! "

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Run it with a FULL LOAD of water and detergent but NO CLOTHING. It will wash the rest out. If you are near a slop sink, you can just fill it with a hose to dilute any remaining fumes.

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Testimonial: "David Thank you. Follow up question. With the clothes that are soaked in alcohol, should I wash them in the bath a couple times (with detergent) to release those fumes before placing in the machine. Will that be good enough to remove the rubbing alcohol and the danger quotient. Many thanks! "

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