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Odor around the lint trap, cleaned but persists

Our dryer has developed a very off smell around the lint trap area. I have vacuumed the lint and cleaned the ports as best I can and sprayed clorox cleanup around the vents and run the dryer, but the odor persists.

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The lint trap is an opening into the dryer vent and vent pipe. The dryer needs to be pulled out from the wall, the vent pipe disconnected and then the back of the dryer and the entire pipe cleaned of lint and other debris. this is the only way to get rid of the odor.

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