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Frugal Tip: Stinky Dryer

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, July 05, 2012 | 0 comments
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money laundering. Stock Photo credit: foobean01After reading our posts about cleaning top-loading and front-loading washing machines - Debra asked on our Facebook fan page: what she could do to clean out a stinky dryer?

If simply cleaning it out with vinegar doesn't help - I wonder if the problem is stinky lint?

I did a search for Stinky Dryer, and found this:

R.B. from Lansing wrote: Your Dryer vent, the hose that leads to outside, is probably clogged. It needs to be snaked out. I had that problem and you wouldn't believe all the wet lint that was stuck in there. You wouldn't think a 4" vent would get clogged, but it does. Once you clean that out you will amazed at how fast your clothes dry again and saves you money! Source

Or what about those dryer sheets?

T.R. from Kalamazoo wrote: Do you use dryer sheets? Run some water over your lint catcher to see if it is clogged sometimes that gets clogged because the dryer sheets have softener on them too if it is clogged then you might have some gunk build up in your dryer too. Sometimes if you use to much softener it makes your clothes smelly especially towels because they need the extra rinse. Source

TIP: Replace commercial dryer sheets with chemical-free Gaiam Static Eliminator™ sheets. The first time you use these incredibly effective reusable, chemical-free dryer sheets you'll notice a difference in your laundry.

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- This was posted by Catherine on July 5, 2012 -

Cobra Products 400 Zip-It Drain Cleaning Tool - the amazingly fast and easy way to clear clogged and slow running drainsGaiam Static EliminatorTM (2 per box) Eco Dryer Sheets - 500 uses
 - The first time you use these incredibly effective reusable, chemical-free dryer sheets you'll notice a difference in your laundry.

Shopping Suggestions:
Cobra Products Zip-It Drain Cleaning Tool
Gaiam Static Eliminator™ Eco Dryer Sheets

Home Smart Dryer Maid Ball
Nellie's IMDB-E PVC Free Dryer Balls

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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up - and re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and Bella, the cat.

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