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I dried a burgundy comforter in my new dryer & the inside turned pink. How do I get it out & will it stain other loads, such as my whites?

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I recommend using Automotive Brake Cleaner and following up with mild dish soap . Dry with towel. Run dryer for 15 minutes with a few old but clean towels . If the stain is still visible but not on the towels then I would say that it would NOT stain you other clothes.

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  1. Dryer Does Not Run
    • 1 Close the door firmly. The dryer will not operate if the door is not completely closed.
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