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My Clothes Dryer Smells Bad

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Is your clothes dryer smelling funny? Discover why!

Do your clothes smell foul even after you have put them through the washer and the dryer? Is it only the clothes dryer that is giving off strange whiffs, or the laundry room? If you are typing “my clothes dryer smells bad” into Google, then you might have your solution below. If you are still stuck or suspect a more serious issue, please contact Landers Appliance in the Baltimore area!

Reasons the Clothes Dryer Could Have a Foul Odor

Dirty Clothes Getting Dried

One reason could be that your clothes are not fully clean when they enter the clothes dryer. It could be that you are using the wrong wash cycle, or the clothes need extra preparation before going into the wash. Your detergent might also need to be strong enough to deal with odors.

Soggy Clothes Sitting in the Dryer

Sitting, soggy clothes is especially a problem for washing machines, but it could be one for the dryer, too. If you leave damp clothing in the dryer for too long, mildew will begin to grow. In the worst-case scenario, the mildew from soggy clothes sitting in your washer could also affect the dryer.

Too Much Lint

Lint buildup is normal for clothes dryers. Lint is the bits of loose fabric fibers that come away when you dry the laundry load. In it could be bits of dirt and soap as well. Even though the load is clean, the lint could cause a smell over time if you do not remove it before and after every load. Turn off your clothes dryer if the lint smells like it is burning!

A Dead Animal in the Dryer Vent

If your dryer vent cover is loose or non-existent, small animals can burrow into your dryer vent and perish, resulting in a very foul stench. Clean out the dryer vent from end to end if you suspect that something foul is in the dryer vent.

A Technical Problem

Does the dryer not smell like stinky socks but like burning metal? Turn off the dryer and disconnect it from the power source at once. Call your local clothes dryer repairman for help. If you are in the Baltimore area, Landers Appliance is at your service!

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