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How To Get That Dent Out Of Your Dryer

If you have a good quality dryer, chances are it may last you anywhere between ten to twenty years. Over time, it is easy to dent up your dryer. If your dryer has a few dents in it, you can get them out by yourself.


  • Hair Dryer
  • Compressed Air
  • Dish Soap
  • 2 Towel/Rags

Cleaning The Dent

The first thing you need to do is clean the area where the dent is. Use a little soap on a wet towel for this step. After you clean the area, be sure to dry it off in order to get ready for the next step.

Plug In The Hair Dryer

Next, you will need to plug in the hair dryer. You want the hair dryer to reach all the way to the dent in your dryer. If it does not reach that far, you will need to use an extension cord.

Set the hair dryer to hot and to the highest speed, than aim it at the middle of the dent. Make sure you apply heat from the air dryer to the entire dented area. Your goal is to make the dent warm to the touch. With a good hair dryer, this step should only take about one minute.

Spray The Compressed Air

Once the dent is warm to the touch, get out the can of compressed air you brought. Hold the compressed air upside down, and spray it over the dent you just warmed up. You should only need to do this for about ten to fifteen seconds. You will know you have sprayed enough when the entire area is covered with a foam like substance.

You want to hold the can upside down to allow the carbon dioxide inside of the can to be released. This will help create that foaming effect you are watching out for.

Give It A Minute

Allow the foam from the compressed air to sit on the dent for about a minute. That is about all the time it should take for the dent to pop out.

The dent will pop out because of the temperature difference you created by first applying heat to the dent, then by applying the cold carbon dioxide to the dent.

Once it pops out, wipe away any remaining foam and enjoy your new dent-free dryer! You can repeat this process on any other dents on your dryer or even your washer. This method should work with most of your metal-based major appliances. If it's time for a new dryer, however, work with an appliance company, like C M City Rentals