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Blue dye under three seperators inside dryer drum.

Blue Dye blead from a dark blue cotton sweat shirt and got all over the inside of the dryer drum. I cleaned the dye off the drum, but can not get under the three hollow plastic seperators. They are the seperators which move the clothes around when the drum turns. Dye is lodged inside and under these three hollow plastic seperators and I can not clean the dye out of them without removing them from the drum. Do the three plastic seperators inside the Kenmore 80 series gas dryer come off without taking the dryer apart? Do they snap off and on again or do they have screws holding them on, and to get to the screws, would you have to take the top off of the dryer, and unscrew them from the inside? Please help! Tom

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Re: Blue dye under three seperators inside dryer drum.

Ok " you would have to pull the drum to get at those screws

what I would do is use a tooth brush with some bleach
that should take care of it.

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