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Thread: Dryer Stuck Bar (inside) help

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    Several months ago I put one of those softner dryer bars inside the dryer, it stuck like it was suppose to and lasted for awhile. Now its months later and I still can not get the results of that empty bar lose and out of the dryer. Someone must have a answer for me. thanks...

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    I had the opposite problem. My bar wouldn't stay on! My DIL did however pull a previous one off (by mistake--she had never seen one before)--I'll send her to your house :lol:

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    You might could loosen it with fingernail polish. I know it will take off super glue.

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    Why not call the 1-800# for the company that made the dryer bar that made the dryer bar. Surely they can tell you how to release it! :)

    I used them years ago ... and quit, as I didn't like the residue that was left behind, and figured I'd have to put it in a different place each time.

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    That is so funny your DIL pulls yours off and you also had problems keeping it on? Duh I don't know what company or name product this even was, guess I go visit the nearest grocery store and read up on any dryer bars there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingJaguar
    That is so funny your DIL pulls yours off and you also had problems keeping it on? Duh I don't know what company or name product this even was, guess I go visit the nearest grocery store and read up on any dryer bars there?
    Yes, I had put the grandkids coats in the dryer because they had been out in the snow and were drenched from head to toe. When she came to pick them up she gets the coats and the dryer bar! It also left some of the sticky tape on that for the life of me I can't get off. It hasn't affected the clothes but it bothers me everytime I dry a load of clothes. I tried to put a new one in -- in a different spot but for some reason the new one wouldn't stick! Go figure!

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    If it is sticky like the double sided tapes I would try WD-40 first in a cold dryer. I imagine that part of the sticky is from the heat of the dryer and you may never get it off....

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    Boy that tape on that darn bar must be better than super glue!! Lets hope someone knows how to get this out and cleaned up. I have not tried the nail polish yet, waiting to see if anyone dealth with this issue with a postive outcome. I did not try and 2nd bar after what happen with the first one..Its not in the way but makes me mad every time I use the dryer, I try and yank it out of there...

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    Be VERY careful using WD40 and nailpolish remover ... flammables!

    The heat from the dryer after may result in a fire.

    I'd start by trying to scrape it off by forcing a knife to release it.

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    I also had this problem I used it on 4 loads and did not like the results. I tried to get it out had to have DH pull it off and we had to use goop hand cleaner to remove the flim left behind. Then had to wash the area very well to make sure all was gone. I will not ever use anything like that again.

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    I've never taken off the bar holder, I just replace the insert when it gets low. I love not having to remember to put dryer sheets in all the time.

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    I only replace the insert. I love the bar. It works great for me. I use the four month size. I only have small loads to dry so that may be a factor on how well it works. And the four month bar lasts me over six months. So two bars a year. I bought 12 bars when they were on sale. I won't have to spend money on softener for six years. That's money in the bank!

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    I concur with just replacing the insert! It sure beats using fabric softener or the sheets in the dryer.

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    I had one in my dryer for about 4 loads...mostly darks...All the clothes came out with the white stuff like you used to get from deodorant.

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    I have BALLS..no sticky residue, NO chemicals from the sheets...LOVE my balls!

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    Goo-Gone. Best stuff ever.

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    Goo-Gone. Best stuff ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyoz
    Goo-Gone. Best stuff ever.
    it will also remove the finish on your dryer...tried that once to remove gum...

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    i don't think u have to take it off they sell replacement bars that r supposed to slid in. the old one slids out

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingJaguar
    Boy that tape on that darn bar must be better than super glue!! Lets hope someone knows how to get this out and cleaned up. I have not tried the nail polish yet, waiting to see if anyone dealth with this issue with a postive outcome. I did not try and 2nd bar after what happen with the first one..Its not in the way but makes me mad every time I use the dryer, I try and yank it out of there...
    Try Goo-Gone,I know it takes off sticky stuff.

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    I think you mean fingernail polish REMOVER ! ! I can't imagine what kind of mess fingernail polish would make !

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    Goo Gone. I bought one and took it off before the first load was finished. The odor was so string it hit me right in the asthma and started an attack!

    I rarely use any kind of softener. Liquid coats fabrics so towels don't absorb as well. Following that line of thought, when my kids were small in NH (1970s) I would put their nylon snowsuits in the washer with a full 2 cups of softener. It waterproofed the suits for snow play.

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    I'm sorry your having problems. But know that your suffering has help someone else avoid having the same problem. I have been consider using these but had not done so yet. After reading this I will not be using it.

    Robyn

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    Try using an ice cube to freeze the sticky residue it'll scrape off with a putty knife --An old painters trick this always works even on super glued fingers [ don't ask how I know this ]

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    I had one and it made a big mess - had to scrape lots. UGH!

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