How to Get Rust Stains Out of Your Dryer

The laundry’s finally done drying. You go to take the load out of the dryer, only to find that your clothes have rust stains. Why is your dryer putting rust on your clothes, and how do you get rust stains out of the dryer?

There are a few different sources of dryer rust.

Here’s how to track down and get rid of the rust and use Magica to save your clothes and dryer components.

What’s causing rust in my dryer?

When your clothes come out of the dryer with rust stains, that means that there’s rust somewhere in the dryer or its components. To check these issues, unplug your dryer, and make sure it’s completely cool. Then you can poke around to find the source of the rust.

Here are the most likely culprits:

  • Rusty drum: The drum is the round, hollow place where you put your clothes to dry. This is the easiest and most obvious place to check. Take a flashlight, and look inside the drum. Can you see any rust spots? If so, that’s probably the source of your rust stains. Removing the rust should take care of the problem as long as your dryer drum isn’t completely rusted. In that case, you’ll need to either replace the drum or the whole machine. If you continue to have issues with rust stains even after removing the rust, keep looking for the cause.
  • Air duct: Your dryer air duct is located on the right rear side of the dryer and is meant to divert hot, humid air from inside the dryer. If there’s rust in the air ducts, it could end up on your clothes. Try wiping the air duct clean with an old towel first. If rust comes off, you’ll need to disconnect the air duct and use rust remover to clean the duct completely.
  • Drum seals: Look at the rubber seals along the edges of the dryer. If they’re folded over and rust is located alongside the seals, that could be what’s rubbing off on your clothes. Use a rust remover product to wipe around the seals until no more rust comes off. Then wipe it with a clean, damp cloth to ensure that you’ve gotten all of the rust debris.
  • Overloaded dryer: Finally, your clothes might be getting stained due to overloading. When there’s a lot of clothing in the dryer, it pushes the fabric up against the dryer seals and can create rust stains. Don’t cram your whole wardrobe in at once, and you’ll be less likely to see stains.

To get rid of rust stains on your clothes and get rust stains out of your dryer, just use Magica Rust Stain Remover. This gentle formula is safe on fabrics, machinery and more. All you have to do is spray it on and then wait for the rust to disappear and rinse clean.

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