I have a new dryer. Someone placed a mattress cover in the dryer, the mattress cover melted and stuck to the metal plate that hot air must pass through to dry the clothes. The heat did something to the plastic and it is hard.
I could chip and scrap but that would take several hours and likely damage the metal plate. I have tried to dissolve the plastic with denatured alcohol, acetone, naptha, and xylene. Nothing dissolves this plastic. I have tried a heat gun but that just turns the plastic to goo. I have tried soaking the removed plate in alcohol and burn the plastic off but the plastic does not want to catch fire.
I can see there is a $150 replacement available online but I would prefer to not to spend that money.
How can I remove the plastic from the dryer plate?