How to Get the Smell of Must Out of your Dryer

A correctly functioning dryer vent system permits moisture to escape the vent, yet a clogged vent system will block the moisture and trap it inside the vent, laundry room, or dryer. In moist environments, mildew and mold thrive, and you’re left with an unpleasant odor in the space and on your clothes. To fix this and prohibit the growth of mildew and mold, the vent system has to be cleaned so that dampness can escape.

The moldy odor inside your dryer might be because someone leaves damp clothing inside the dryer too long or built-up lint has become moldy and damp. It is better to eliminate the moldy odor before a dryer starts transferring the odor to clean clothing. Typical household cleaning tools and products may help you eliminate of the odor before your clothing starts soaking it up.

Pull the lint screen of the dryer out. Pull the lint from the screen then wipe it using a rag to take away remaining lint. Utilize the hose attachment in order to vacuum the lint trap out. It may loosen any backed up or clogged lint which could be moist, producing the moldy odor. Replace your lint screen.

Blend one gallon of hot water with one cup of bleach. Dip a dry rag inside the mix and thoroughly wring it. Wipe the interior of your dryer drum using the bleach mix. Also, wipe the interior of the door. Leave the dryer door ajar in order for it to air dry. The bleach destroys any mold that is living on the drum’s surface. After drying, you can rinse the interior of the drum using a cloth that is moistened with plain water and allow it to air dry once again. Do not put clothing inside the dryer until the bleach completely dries, or it may cause discoloration on clothing.

Inside a spray bottle, pour some white vinegar and spray to moisten some towels with the vinegar. Place the towels inside the dryer then run a cycle. The vinegar is an effective odor reducer; therefore, it may assist in removing the moldy odor. Afterwards, wash all of the towels so they do not smell like vinegar as you are prepared to utilize them.


Items You’ll Need:


  • Towels
  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • Bleach
  • Vacuum
  • Rag




Clean the lint screen of the dryer after every cycle to permit air to freely flow and prevent a build-up of humidity in the dryer. If the vent is still clogged, you might need to clear it from the outside, in which it vents from your home.


If the Issue Still Remains:


If you’ve checked all of the spaces of the dryer and can’t locate the problem, it might be that the issue lies inside the washing machine.


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