Friday, July 28, 2006

my dryer stinks. There were three flies (dead). I walked outside and looked at the vent hole, from a distance, of course. It's about a foot off the ground, and probably isn't capped. I tapped it, nothing came out. I ran the dryer, and then ran outside to see if there was a big stink there....no. Which makes me feel somewhat better. I think that if some poor creature met his/her maker in my vent, the stink would run both ways. (if you know what i mean). ran back inside, and took a whiff...no big stink in the dryer any longer.

I will, at some point before it gets cold, call someone to really check, and cap it. Sooner, if the stink reappears.

8 Comments:

Blogger Mony said...

I got to tell you, stink is not good
I know you know that, but I reiterate, stink is NOT good

You can easily pull the dryer out and replace that vent hose which I would advise anyway due to fuzz buildup

6:53 PM  
Blogger jk said...

nope, can't replace it myself. The hose goes up, and through the ceiling, and then outside. I'd have to cut into the laundry room ceiling, and then whatever...so it's time for a pro.

stink has not reappeared, btw. but the, it's only been a few hours.

11:26 PM  
Blogger Mony said...

well, if the heat keeps up the stink will probably dehydrate
but whatever it is may be clogging the vent which will affect the dryer's performance, or catch on fire
question:
could you draw the hose out from the outside by disconnecting it from the dryer then pulling from outside?
if so, could you then duct tape the end of a new one onto the old one, dragging it through the hole, into proper position?

8:46 AM  
Blogger jk said...

reality is that the hose is quite old. mike the dryer repair guy put an aluminum el on the bottom from the machine to the hose a few years ago, but the hose itself is at least 13 years old. So, it should be replaced. but he wasn't keen on doing it then, and i didn't care.

i guess i need to call him and tell him i need it replaced, and to cap the outside one..i presume that's something an appliance guy does. I have no idea!

9:24 AM  
Blogger jk said...

a second nose says it smells more like mildrew, than death.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Z said...

I'd be replacing that vent hose and probably going with the more boxy type.

Maybe it was mildew?? If we don't dry the load RIGHT.AWAY. then there is a terrible odor in the dryer that permeates your clothes (and underwear) and reactivates with body heat.

8:14 AM  
Blogger nm said...

or, you could be like me and just hang it outside and never use your dryer.

Then again, that requires a lot of work.

That I am being forced to do.

10:41 AM  
Blogger jk said...

i'd hang it outside if humidity was, say 25 or 35, and not the closer to 85% that we're seeing. You'd never get anything dry...it'd be like a camping trip that never ends.

8:26 PM  

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