tumbler dryer smells really musty - what can I do?

(4 Posts)
apatchylass Wed 20-Mar-13 23:20:36

Thanks. I've washed out the filter and started using tumble dryer sheets and the washing is smelling normal again.

OatCuisine Tue 19-Mar-13 19:22:41

I had similar after leaving some semi-dry clothes in the dryer too long. Drying a towel with a bit of white vinegar sprinkled on helped a bit, but putting a couple of Lenor dryer sheets in with some damp clothes cleared it completely.

purples Mon 18-Mar-13 10:08:19

Have you cleaned out rim inside the door seal? you may have some rubbish caught in the fold that's causing a problem.
Also I'd check and clean out the filter.

apatchylass Sun 17-Mar-13 14:57:17

I found a bag of clothes in the garage and washed them before giving them to charity, as they smelled really musty. They have tainted the washing machine and tumble dryer. I got the smell out of the washer with a machine cleaner and a boil wash on empty, but even though I've aired the dryer and sprayed it with Dettol it still smells so musty that I can't use it, as fresh clothes come out smelling horrible.

Any ideas? It's a fairly new machine and I can't replace it.

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