How do you remove crayon from the dryer?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-04-2011
How do you remove crayon from the dryer?
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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 5:31pm

It turns out that I missed a red crayon in DS1 or DS2's pocket, and now my dryer is covered in bright red wax.  I have most of it out of the dryer itself, but it's all stuck to the edges and in the lint trap.  What's the best way to get rid of the wax?

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2000
Fri, 03-29-2013 - 7:24pm

Oh no!  I would use a credit card or spatula to remove as much as you can out of the cracks.  Then, either run the dryer for about 15 minutes or use a hair dryer on the areas to soften up the wax.  After the wax has softened, you can use a damp sponge and Soft Scrub to clean the rest.  Follow that up with a rinse using a sponge and water, and then dry it with a towel.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-04-2011
Tue, 04-02-2013 - 2:00pm

Well, I got most of it out.  Thanks for the advice!  :)