Just in case anyone was wondering, the Fuze can survive a trip through the washing machine – though I wouldn’t recommend it.
I wasn’t too hopeful after complete disassembly and drying. My computer would mount it, but the screen was solid white.
However, a good dose of contact cleaning spray brought it back to full function (I think some pins were being shorted out by dried up laundry detergent).
Aside from some nice scratches on the case from prying it open: good as new, and squeaky clean too