How to get gum off dryer drum?

ken_from_mdMay 4, 2008

Everyone seemed to miss the pack of gum that was in my daughter's jacker. It made it through the wash undetected and went into the dryer (Bosch Next Platinum with the stainless tub). There is dried gum smeared all over the tub and it's as hard as a rock. Any ideas on how to remove it?

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Try WD-40 and a soft edge spatula but be very careful not to over use it as it is flammable. Or try goo-gone citrus based remover.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2008 at 12:44PM
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I hear that ice cubes will remove gum, it freezes it so it gets brittle then just chips off.

cooking oil

a wet fabric softener sheet (takes some rubbing)

Crud Cutter maybe at Walmart and maybe the Sporting Goods Department

    Bookmark   May 4, 2008 at 12:56PM
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Rub peanut butter on the gum and it will get it off the drum. Have used this myself. Good Luck..

    Bookmark   May 4, 2008 at 5:45PM
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

I tried the ice cubes, but that didn't work, the smears were too thin I guess. I got some off with warm water and the spatula. Then I went to the garage and got some Bug and Tar remover that I use on the cars. That worked like a charm. I finished with a soapy water wipe then a rinse with a damp cloth. It looks good as new.

Thanks again.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2008 at 8:54PM
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Please don't spend time scrubbing and using "elbow grease" for this another post someone recommended using "Bug and Tar Remover" spray used for cars...Tried some Turtle Wax brand ($4 Walmart) and it was amazing! Not only is there hardly any effort, the product is designed to protect painted surfaces, like your car or the drum of your dryer. Just spray on and go do something else for 30 mins, then come back and wipe it off.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2012 at 3:07PM
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