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Old 12-16-2008, 08:38 PM  
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I have a Whirlpool dryer that is about 10 years old. It was in my condo when i bought it. Well now it is starting to put a dirty smell in the clothes are done. I have clean out the lint trap on the dryer and took the back off to clean everything out back there. please let me know what you think.

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Old 12-17-2008, 07:13 AM  
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Got any dead animals in the dryer vent hose to the outside?

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If it is a moldy smell, you will need to clean your washer. Some molds can live in a washer even if you use the soap you have always used. You will need to do a load of whites with some good ol bleach.
Then send it through the dryer, but give it a good wipe down inside with a towel you will put in that washer load first.
My washer is a new one which can actually boil clothes for a sanitary cycle. If you have kids with any yucky stuff in their pants from accidents,and you just put them in the washer thinking it will clean it, this is also an issue.
Sometimes just the air in the basement(if that is where the dryer is)can also be the issue. This is because that is where the makup air is coming from to send all that "dryer vent" air outside. That means cleaning the basement and remove any musty smells.
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You may need to remove the filter housing and get the crayons out the bottom of it,give it a rinse, yeah I have grandkids.
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