(Closed) Dryer smells

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

You could try putting a box of baking soda in it overnight. The baking soda will absorb the odor, but make sure you don’t forget it is in there. Also, if you have some old newspaper, you can crumple it up and put it in the dryer. That will also absorb the odor. Just make sure you wash out the dryer after you take it out, just in case there is some ink residue.

Post # 5
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

You can take orange peels and put them in a sock and tie the sock in a knot so they don’t get out.  Any citrus rinds will do actually.  Also, you could try washing your lint trap in water and baking soda.  Get all the old lint off.  Clean the lint out behind the lint trap (take the trap out and run a brush into the hole).  The last place the smell could be hiding is in the lint in your piping.  You’d have to move the dryer out and disconnect it from the wall, then run a brush through your pipes to get all the lint out of them.  Most people don’t realize how much lint collects in there, sometimes it’s a lot!

Dryer sheets won’t actually help.  A dryer sheet is a fabric covered in wax.  When it goes through the dryer, the wax evaporates and then clings to your clothes.

Post # 7
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

I must put this on my list!!  What gave you the idea to use vinegar?

Post # 9
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Did you try vacuuming the entire tube thingy? The one that connects the dryer lint trap to the outside? That might help, and all the other ideas see like they would help too. Good luck!

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