So the other day I was doing laundry and I heard some thumping in the dryer but I just figured it was a zipper from a sweatshirt. But I was wrong...very wrong. When I took the laundry out I kept finding these little balls. It didn't take me long to figure out these little gum balls were the culprit of the thumping.
Luckily only a few articles of clothing were damaged and they were mostly things I didn't care about. After the clothes were out I was able to see the inside of my dryer. It looked like this...
Those black streaks would be gum. They were all over the drum of my dryer.
So I googled "how to get gum out of the dryer" and there were several people who said to get a dryer sheet soaking wet and then scrub the gum out. There were some other people who said to use peanut butter but I didn't want all of our clothes to smell like peanuts so I opted for the dryer sheet solution.
I scrubbed like crazy and had sore arms the next day but it worked!
Nice and very clean breezy smelling dryer.
Honestly I was hoping that there was no fix to this problem so that I would finally have an excuse to get a new dryer. And you know what they say....If you give a mom a new dryer, She'll need a new washer to go with it.