Gum in dryer


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Left a stick of gum in shirt pocket, washed the shirt, and ran it through dryer. As expected, the shirt was a bit of a mess, but the gum also left a dark residue in small blotches scattered all over the inside of the white dryer drum. Any idea how to get this sticky and now hard residue off the inside of the drum before m g/f discovers my goof?
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On Sep 10, 9:51 pm, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net wrote:

Gum usually responds well to an ice cube. That makes it brittle & more easily removed.
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GOOGLE "remove gum"

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On Thu, 10 Sep 2009 22:51:51 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net wrote:

At the risk of making this a 500 post thread-- I'd use WD-40- then dry a old towel in there if I didn't like the smell of WD-40.
Jim [odorless turpentine would work, too-- but I'd have to go the store for that]
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Did you consider that it might be a gas dryer, maybe even with a pilot? That stuff could all go boom.
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wrote:

Did you consider that it might be a gas dryer, maybe even with a pilot? That stuff could all go boom.
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Peanut butter eats gum.
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On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 04:57:22 -0700 (PDT), Eric in North TX

I doubt you'd get much of a boom. Worst case, a tiny, 'pfoof'.
Actually, my dryer is gas- and I think there is a pilot. I said "I'd use. . ." - and I would. And I wouldn't concern myself in the least about a couple spritz's of WD-40- a couple feet from, and protected by a layer of steel, a small pilot light.
If I felt the need to spray the pilot assembly itself I might blow it out first-- or maybe I'd try a spritz first for the hell of it.
If this was the most dangerous thing I'd done in my life I would have died of boredom 50 yrs ago.
Jim
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On Thu 10 Sep 2009 07:51:51p, told us...

This happened to us when my partner's son left a partial pack of gum in his pants pocket when he did his laundry. I told him that he made the mess and he would clean it up. I gave him a bottle of Goo Gone and a box of Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Sponges. Worked like a charm.
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Wayne Boatwright wrote:

Nice to see specific advice and a good outcome. Thanks.
FWIW, I put a blue ballpoint pen through the dryer years ago, in the pocket of white nurse uniform. The uniforms had blue blotches all over, but all came out without a trace with normal commercial dry cleaning.
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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net wrote:

Put in a couple pounds of pebbles and run for 3 hours.
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