Getting Crayon Wax Out of the Dryer

If you have kids, chances are good that you’ll have to contend with the occasional crayon in the laundry. When these crayons go through the dryer, their wax can be fairly difficult to get out of your clothes. Should you experience this, it’s important that you clean out any wax that remains on the walls of your dryer so that no more of your clothing becomes stained. Our Bellevue dry cleaning offers the following advice on how to accomplish this:

The first step is to scrape away as much of the wax as you can. A credit card serves well for this purpose, as it’s strong enough to remove wax without scratching the inside of your dryer. If you are having a hard time, you can soften the wax with a blow dryer; hold the dryer about six inches away from the stained surface, then wipe away the wax as it melts with a paper towel. Any remaining wax can be cleaned away with a bit of WD-40. Follow this all up by cleaning out the dryer drum with a mild detergent or dish soap.