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#1 of 3 Old 08-16-2009, 11:40 PM - Thread Starter
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We recently moved to an apartment with a shared laundry machine. I have been very anti-dryer sheets for some time and didn't use them at all when we had our own dryer. In our new place, though, the built-up residue from others using dryer sheets is so bad that whenever I dry my clothes in the dryer, I can feel that thick dryer sheet feel. : It has gotten to where now I often air dry my clothes. I have a toddler, though, and a new baby on the way in a few months, so continuing to air dry is not practical for me. I really worry about the chemicals from it touching the clothes of my upcoming newborn as well.

Is there anyway to get rid of the dryer sheet residue build-up in there now? Is there anyway to prevent it in the future since we have to continue sharing the machine?
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With shared dryers ... I'm sorry to say, the answer is pretty much no. If it was just a dryer that you were using, and no one else, the residue would disappear eventually - over time.

But, since other people use it and consistently put dryer sheets in there, you're out of luck. Sorry. I hate the dryer sheet residue as well, and never use dryer sheets. But, when I went to a laundromat, I just had to deal with it.

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You can try cleaning the drum, before you put in your clothes, but even if you clean the drum there still will be reside in the hoses, vents, etc.
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