Tumble dryer emits unpleasant smells

Last updated 08/11/2021 08:54


  • Tumble dryer emits unpleasant smells
  • Laundry smells unpleasant after drying

Applies to

  • Heat pump tumble dryer
  • Condenser tumble dryer


There are a variety of reasons why your tumble dryer could smell:

1. If the appliance is brand new, then it may smell for the first few cycles. 

If your tumble dryer isn’t new then below are some ideas of why it could smell:

1. Your fluff filter and heat exchanger need cleaning.

If you are unsure how to clean your filter please CLICK HERE

2. After each cycle leave the tumble dryer door open slightly to allow any excess moisture to dry and leave the machine

3. After each use wipe the seal of the tumble dryer down

If your laundry smells after drying then the odour may of arisen in the washing machine (This also applies for washer dryers):

1. After your wash cycle has finished dry your laundry immediately

2. After each cycle leave the washer door open

3. After each cycle wipe the seal of the washer down

4. Wash the laundry with the highest temperature permitted by the care label

5. Run a 60/95 degree wash programme with nothing in the machine to clean it

6. The detergent draw needs cleaning

For more information on how to do this CLICK HERE

7. If necessary, use stain remover or disinfecting rinsing liquid

You can download your user manual HERE

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