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My neptune dryer makes all my clothes reak. I have cleaned the air vent out and I didnt see any dead cats or anything like that. Clothes smell like they have been in the dump. They come out of the washer smelling spring fresh

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You may have lint mildewing in the vent. Take the vent tube off the back and reach in the back and see if there's lint stuck in there. Clean the vent tube also. Use a dryer sheet to help with the smell

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