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Thread: Fabric color faded on drum of dryer

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    I washed my fabric and put in dryer, when I took it out the drum of my dryer had the blue color on it and I don't know how to get it off. Has this happened to anyone else?

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    Yes. It seems to only happen with blue. I have never noticed anything else picking up the colour, and my dryer just continues to sport a fancy interior.

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    Mine too, but it is just around the inside rim. Doesn't seem to rub off on anything else. :)

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    I believe that once you get those stains, they are permanent.

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    Yep, my dryer is blue, too.

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    Next time, try using a color grabber cloth.

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    You could try using hairspray. I got ink on the inside of my dryer, once, and nothing got it off until I tried the hairspray. That worked instantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I washed mine out with pure bleach-( Use gloves) and it seemed to remove most of it!
    I'd be afraid I wouldn't get it all wiped off and my next batch of clothes would have bleach fades.

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    Dry a load of not new towels. What color, if any, will go on the towels and not be noticeable.

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    Mine is blue too. Mine came of jeans. It has been on there now for 5 years, happened the year we bought our new washer and dryer.

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    Have you tried Mr clean eraser or degreaser type cleaner I would think also if it is a stainless steel tub you could use that stuff to clean like silverware or use wadding cloth (by the way that stuff works great to get melted velcro off the bottom of a iron jsut ask how I knwo)

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    Mine is that same beautiful blue color. It doesn't rub off so I don't worry about it.

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    i used to have this problem in my washing machine from hand dyeing fabric but i just use synthrapol and its never happened again.

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    never bothered me. i like blue.

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    I had one that was very patriotic, the stains were blue and red :wink:

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    :thumbup:

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    I got some unknown stains in my dryer once, but nothing
    on the clothes. I got the stains out with 91% rubbing
    alcohol and then damp wiped the alcohol off. Came out
    right away.

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