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Moldy smell in dryer

My dryer smells moldy. the vent was plugged and we unplugged it and wash the dryer out with bleach however it is still moldy smell could it be somewhere else in the dryer

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Remove the front and top covers and remove drum belt then drum and vacuum and wash out all lint that couldnt get out during your vent being plugged then leave it apart and fan dry it out thoroughly and put it together

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