The first dent in a new car.
The first spill on a new carpet.
The first chip in your china dishes.
Or the first smudge on a newly painted wall?
I’ve experienced these. My guess is that you have too?
Last month my husband and I purchased a new washer and dryer. I was so excited. Not because I love doing laundry, but because I really didn’t like our washer and dryer, and had been trying to find a reason to replace them for years. Finally, the washer started having a problem, and I jumped on the chance to replace both units.
The washer and dryer we decided upon were full-sized stackables. I didn’t know that there was such a thing! What a space saver! They were so popular that we had a 3-month wait for delivery. When the units were delivered, we had to reject the delivery because the washer was not the one that we ordered. We had to wait another 10 days for a second delivery.
When the correct units were finally delivered, I was happy. I wanted to take good care of these machines, so I sat down and read the 200-page manual cover to cover. I made a list of what settings to use for which type of laundry load. I bought the recommended detergent. I was ready to go.
I used to do all of the laundry in our house, but when my husband retired, he took over the job. Except for my things. I wanted to do my own laundry as I was a little pickier about what got washed with that, what was hung to dry, what was semi-dried, etc.
So last weekend my husband was doing his laundry. And he forgot to take a blue ballpoint pen out of his pocket. This is not something you want to do… ever…. but especially with a Brand New Dryer. Ink was everywhere.
We googled “how to remove ink from a dryer” and the most popular, and supposedly most effective option was to apply Nail Polish Remover with Acetone onto a Magic Eraser and simply wipe away the stains. “Simply” being the optimum word!!
Actually, all that did was smear the ink even more.
I kept working on a little spot at a time and so far, within 1.5 hours have cleaned an area about 2 inches in diameter.
So I get to add “first stains in a brand new dryer” to the list of “firsts.” I could definitely have lived without that though.
Thanks to my husband, Rick, for being a good sport about this post and allowing me to share our “adventure” with you.
Has this happened to you? How did you remove the stains? I’m definitely looking for an easier, more effective method!