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Cleaning the Drum


Basic Cleaning of the Interior Drum:

To clean dryer drum:

  1. Use a mild hand dish detergent mixed at a low concentration with very warm water, and rub with a soft cloth.
  2. Rinse well with a wet sponge or towel.
  3. Tumble a load of clean clothes or towels to dry drum OR Use a microfiber cloth and hot water in a spray bottle to clean the drum and a second microfiber towel to dry.

To remove stains from the dryer drum:

  1. Make a paste with powdered laundry detergent and very warm water.
  2. Apply the paste to a soft cloth or apply a liquid, nonflammable household cleaner to the stained area.
  3. Rub with the soft cloth until all excess dye and stains are removed.
  4. Thoroughly wipe drum with a damp cloth.
  5. Tumble a load of clean clothes or towels to dry the drum. 

NOTE: Stains from denim blue jeans or brightly colored cotton items may permanently stain the interior of the drum, but the stains will not transfer to future loads of clothing.


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