View Full Version : Plastic in dryer
07-16-2003, 03:50 PM
My son and I are recent coin laundry purchasers. A customer washed and then dried a plastic athletic bag in our store. The plastic melted onto the dryer. We were able to get most of it out but there is a remaining "clump" of plastic still in the machine. I don't want to go in there digging with anything as I am concerned about ruining something.
My question is does anyone know of a safe solvent to remove the plastic?
07-16-2003, 04:37 PM
I do not recomend using any solvents, that could be very dangerous. Start the dryer and let it heat up enough to soften the plastic. You should then be able to scrape most of the remaining large clumps, using a plastic or metal scraper. Be careful not to gouge the metal basket. To remove the smaller bits remaining in the perforations of the basket, after the dryer cools down use a can of the component cooler that can be purchased at a local electronic supply store like Radio Shack and freeze them. You should then be able to knock them out of the perforations using the blade of a small screwdriver.
07-16-2003, 11:14 PM