If you’ve ever been hit with a whiff of something nasty while doing laundry and thought “Wow, my dryer smells!”, you’re not alone. Having a dryer that smells musty, sour, mildewy or worse is certainly unfortunate, but it’s not uncommon. Still, opening your dryer after doing a load of clean laundry and finding that it stinks can be a shocking and dismaying experience. What could have caused the smell? Are your clothes ruined—or your dryer? Is there anything you can do to get rid of that dank, unpleasant smell?
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to eliminate bad odors from your dryer. The very first step is to figure out what’s causing the stench. These are the likely culprits:
- Something stinky was in your clothes in the washer and transferred with them to the dryer.
- Something in the dryer or exhaust vent shouldn’t be there, such as a rat, squirrel or another … Read Full Post »