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Has had pampers put in and plactic is melted in the tub over and over again

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Oh boy, that sounds like a mess. Never dealt with that problem, but here's an idea. Run dryer on high heat setting for a short time, wear gloves and long sleeves for protection and see if you can clean out the plastic while it's still 'gooey'. Use clean rags to wipe it out. You would probably have to do it several times. DON'T use any kind of cleaners, as they may explode or cause a fire from the heat. Good luck! Countrycurt0

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