We are going on week number three of our viral sickness. This weekend I decided to do a massive cleaning, in an attempt to rid my house of whatever junk that was making all the kids sick. As I was pulling some sheets out of the dryer, I noticed that they had a new design on them. A splatter paint sort of design. I then looked in my dryer and saw this.
Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on what type of person you are, this is not the first time we have had melted crayons all over our dryer drum. I sent my husband to the store to get some WD-40 so I could get to work removing the melted crayons from the dryer, before they ruined any more bedding.
How to Remove Melted Crayon from a Dryer Drum
Spray some WD-40 on a rag.
Rub the crayon spots with rag.
Continue until all the spots have been removed.
Put several damp rags in the dryer and run them for 20 minutes to remove the WD-40 from the dryer drum.
There are some important things to remember when using this method.
1. Spray the WD-40 on the rag, not in the drum.
2. Make sure your dryer is cool before starting.
3. Take your head out of the drum every so often so you don’t get lightheaded from the WD-40. (I won’t tell you how I know this one, but trust me, get some air every few minutes).
Join me next week for my tutorial on how to get crayons out of clothes :).
Thanks, I’m sure I will use this tip eventually!
I haven’t had crayons melt in the dryer yet, but I’m all prepared now for when it happens. On Mondays, I have a homeschooling meme that you may be interested in joining.
What an excellent tip. I never had any crayons in the dryer when my kids were little, but I think I was one of the fortunate few!
Oh. Been there, Done that. In beautiful metallic bronze and silver crayon. Great Tip. Wish the internet had been so popular twenty five years ago!!
Well…aren’t you smart!! I HOPE I’ll never need to know this information…but I probably will. (like tomorrow)
I’m SO sorry you’ve all been sick for so long! We have been too…and it is no fun! Especially with big families…it seems like it takes a while to get through it with everyone! Hope you’re all better soon!
michelle waters says
Yes, I’ll file this one away, assuming I too will need it someday!
The Apron Queen says
This is gross, but too funny to not share. Years ago, a dog we had ate some bright fluorescent neon crayons. He pooped neon colors for weeks! It was a disaster cleaning up after that!
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