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Old 04-07-2010, 08:18 AM   #1
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Musty smell in cabinet

I searched the forums for this and found situations for the whole MH but I have the musty odor in an overhead cabinet only.
I found the mold, bleached it out fully and fixed the leak in the slide roof. (08 Winn Tour) The problem is I can't seem to get rid of the musty smell. I've wiped the cabinet walls, ceiling and floor with bleach, put the moisture crystals in it, left it open for a couple of days. It still gets that musty smell when you close it back up.
The cabinet is right over the bed and you can't smell it except when you close it back up for a day. Totally wasted storage as the smell gets into anything in the cabinet.
Need help, Mo is ragging me bad to get it fixed!
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This works on coolers and fridges to remove odors and may work for you.

Wet a paper towel with pure natural vanilla extract, not imitation vanilla extract, and wipe the interior of the cabinet and leave the paper towel in the cabinet for a day or two.

However, the odor may be behind or over the cabinet.
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:14 AM   #3
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Thanks 66, I'll try that tonight.
I sure hope it's not coming from the inside of the ceiling. It is a padded vinyl and is actually the slide ceiling. The cabinet is a simple front and bottom using the MH wall and ceiling as the back, top and ends. Don't know how, other then totally taking everything in the slide apart, I could get to the 'inside'.
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Mike,
Sounds like you had the notorious leak around the slideout lock mechanism? The smell is in your ceiling panels and the only way I know of getting rid of it will be to drop the padded ceiling in the cabinet/slideout lock and check for damage. We have the same issue at this location and the slideout lock in the cabinet over the dinette. These are two of our major concerns when we go to the factory this month.
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Thanks ChiefJohn.
I did find some cracks along the 90' flanges on top of the slide and sealed them back last year when I was chasing a window leak. (It was the window itself leaking) I got back up there and checked around last weekend and all looked good but I didn't check, or even consider, the slide lock since it was so far under there. I'll check that now and also drop the black plastic mechanism cover inside the cabinet and look for signs of leakage.
The puzzle is that there are no signs of any leaks inside the cabinet, just that darn musty, wet smell. When I put the Damp-Rid crystals up there it did produce about 2 oz of water in the tub, so it's there.
Man I just love this forum!!! So much help is here, it keeps me from pulling the rest of my hair out!
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Mike,
You'll find extensive coverage of the slideout leak and all the factors involved in preventing the leak -- basically, IMO, a very poor design by the Winnebago engineers. Under your slideout awning you'll see a rectangular hole. That's the 'problem'
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ChiefJohn, where exactly is this hole and how big is it? If I have one, I want to find it. thanks
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