Besides washing machines, dishwashers or robot vacuums, clothes dryers are one of the most popular household appliances in most modern families today. It has the function of drying clothes after washing, minimizing steps such as drying, ironing, and ironing.
However, one of the common mistakes in using a clothes dryer is that users do not have the habit of cleaning this device.
Failure to clean will cause the inside of the dryer to have lint and dirt from clothes accumulating inside, thereby producing bacteria, affecting the efficiency, life of the machine as well as the health of the user. .
Clothes dryers used for a long time without being cleaned will accumulate lint, dirt, and produce bacteria inside. (Illustration)
In some worse cases, harmful animals and insects such as mice, cockroaches, … can invade and reproduce inside the dryer. If we do not check and clean regularly for timely detection, this will cause inconvenience in using a clothes dryer, as is the case with the owner below.
Specifically, the girl’s dryer was “visited” by a lizard and died inside. Since then, an unpleasant odor began to appear inside the device, even though it was cleaned many times, using the blowing mode, it was still not possible to completely remove the odor.
The owner lamented because the lizard “visited” and died inside his clothes dryer, causing a bad odor that was difficult to handle. (Illustration)
In the comments section of the article, many users leave advice to the owner that it is not possible to completely solve the above situation by ordinary simple methods. Instead, you can use ingredients with strong deodorizing and disinfecting properties such as vinegar or dry charcoal.
“You can try soaking a towel with vinegar and then putting it in the dryer. Vinegar removes odors very well, especially when heated, if it doesn’t get rid of the smell once, doing it again will be ok. But remember to close the engine door well later, nothing else will be able to enter.” – LHB’s users leave comments
In fact, vinegar is one of the best natural ingredients to deodorize and remove dirt. This is also an ingredient that is easy to find in any family kitchen.
Using vinegar is an effective method recommended by users to deodorize the clothes dryer. (Illustration)
Step 1: Soak a soft cloth with vinegar
Step 2: Use a cloth to wipe all parts of the dryer: from the inlet, water tank, cage, filter, vent system to the exhaust pipe.
Continue to do it for about 2, 3 times to completely solve the unpleasant smell.
Note, after cleaning, remove to clean the waste pipe, it should be reassembled properly, installed the pipe in the right position, the pipe is straight, not twisted and the machine must be higher than the pipe so that the wastewater does not flow back.
The waste pipe is an important position, it should be installed properly so as not to cause inconvenience during the use of the tumble dryer. (Illustration)
For washing machines combined with clothes dryers, you can also mix a vinegar solution with about 2 liters of warm water, put it in the drum and turn on the washing mode for 30-45 minutes. Then turn on the gentle drying mode to let the machine clean the drum automatically.
A user named HDChu also shared: “Use dry coal or activated carbon to enter it. If possible, freshly burned dry coal is the best deodorizer.”
For newly burned dry coal is a method that users recommend homeowners do in this case. However, the smell of coal will sometimes have negative effects on human health. Therefore, you can refer to activated carbon materials to ensure safety.
Activated carbon is a type of charcoal that has been processed at high temperature and is usually black, porous, lighter than ordinary charcoal. With a structure with many small holes and cracks, activated carbon will be able to easily absorb dirt, impurities and pollutants in water and air.
Activated charcoal has an effective deodorizing effect, safe for users’ health. (Illustration)
You can buy the original activated carbons to grind yourself, or the pre-ground varieties, which are stored in a sealed ziplock bag and placed inside the dryer cage for a few hours.
The deodorizing results of this material will surprise you. Besides deodorizing the clothes dryer, you can also use activated carbon with a washing machine or refrigerator… and the effect can last up to 1 month.
If you have tried the above self-cleaning methods and still cannot completely solve the unpleasant odor inside your dryer, it is better to call professional electrical appliance cleaning and maintenance units. . Should not continue to use because the smell of the machine will affect the daily life as well as the health of the user.
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