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Help getting crayon out of dryer.

Three crayons accidently snuck into a load of clothes and melted in the dryer. How do I get it out?

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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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HOW DO I remove red crayon stain and residue from the dryer drum. Gramma did the clothes and forgot to check the pockets


The stain may be permanent, but the first priority is to remove all of the crayon residue. Crayon is wax based, so anything that dissolves or softens wax will help remove it, but be aware that some of these things are flammable [like paint thinner] and somewhat toxic.
First thing I would try is Zep Purple degreaser. It is a concentrated version of the same active ingredient in Fantastic but it isn't flammable. Use rubber gloves and a non scratch scrub sponge.
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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.
3M Tekk Paint Odor Valved Respirator 2 Pack
You should take off the vent hose and try to get as much of the crayon out of the vent passageways.
If the degreaser doesn't work try orange oil cleaner
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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.
After you get it as clean as you can, run a few loads of things that won't matter like work clothes or jeans.

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Can you get melted crayon out of clothes if they were dried?


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Kenmore 90 series washing machine, heavy duty, super capascity plus,quiet pak2 3spd motor w/5spd combo, when in spin mode, it smells like melted crayons


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Melted crayon all over my car upholstery


To remove melted crayon from upholstery:
1. Scrape away melted wax from the upholstery as much as you can using a blunt knife. 2. Put a brown paper, or butcher paper (glossy side down) on top of the affected area then using the tip of a hot flat iron, melt the crayon until it stick to the paper. 3. Let the paper cool then lift it away gently from the upholstery. 4. Dab a small amount of denatured alcohol to remove any remaining stains then finally clean the affected area with sponge and water.
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How to remove melted wax crayon from car upholstery


  • Firstly scrape as much of the wax from the upholstery with a plastic scraper, try not to rub it deeper into the material.
  • Place brown paper or other thick absorbent paper (not glazed) on the crayon. Using a clothes iron set to low heat setting, press down on the paper. Be careful or you may melt the upholstery. This will remove the excess wax. Keep checking the paper and replace it as it becomes saturated
  • Spray some WD40 on a paper towel , cotton wool or cloth and rub this into the stain. Repeat this with more towel until you have removed all the color.
  • Finally scrub the area with detergent and warm water to remove the WD40 and allow to dry

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A crayon was left in pocket of clothes. the garment was washed and dried in the dryer and thus we have crayon dye on the clothes that we can`t get out.


Hi and thank you for using fixya:

I suggest that in order to get the crayon stain out you use kaboom stain remover. It is very strong and works for me on stains, you can get it at your local supermarket.

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Orange crayon melted all over the drum of drier and I cannot get it cleaned. Any suggests?


You now have hot melted wax coating EVERYTHING, I bet.

First, unplug your dryer, for safety.
Now take some turpentine or wd-40 and dampen a cloth with it.
Scrub, scrub away.
once it's clean(will take a LOT of elbow grease), you'll want to clean up the solvent.
A wash-cloth, dampened with soapy water, will do a pretty good job here.
Finally, leave the machine OPEN for a good solid day/night.
This lets any fumes remaining from the solvent escape.
this is important, if you don't want to blow up your dryer when you next start it up.

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