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Refridgerator smells like fish. Have cleaned it thourghly with baking soda and that will last for a few days but then the smell is back. I have several boxes of baking soda in the fridge and the freezer but it dosen't seem to work. I have found a hair line crack on the wall of the freezer and want to know if this could be the problem and if so, can I put some kind of tape or glue on this? The refrigerator was purchased in January of 2009 and I did not get the extended warenty. Can you please hel

Smell of fish = bacterial growth inside. The baking soda only absorbs remaining smell , it doesn't remove their cause. Since one of the panels has cracked maybe there is slime growing behind it.\012\012\012You must desinfect you fridge thorough ... Haier Refrigerators

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Smell under refridgerator - Refrigerators

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Hello i am having a foul smell coming from underneath the refrigerator. it doesn't have the drip pan on it..i removed it due to a previous foul smell..are these refrigerators known to have this type of problem?..Its an admiral and i've had it for 13 years. it works fine with the exception of that smell..it starts smelling when the motor turns on..smells like urine. please help as i can't purchase another one at this time.

The smell is bacteria caused by condensation from the drain pipe/drip pan,syringe with chlorine bleach, all fridges will smell if not looked after in the proper manner....but how many of us read the book......(if you removed the drip pan then you hav ... Admiral Refrigerators

About 5 days ago I noticed a strong chemical smell (like open permanent markers or nail polish remover) in my kitchen. The smell permiates the whole house, but is strongest in the kitchen area when I close off that area. The refrigerator and freezer still worked and the smell is not inside. I could not find any other source of smell. I have since moved the refrigerator out of the main house and the smell still exists in the kitchen. Could it be that if the coolant leaked onto the floor it has be

No. The coolant cannot leak as a liquid and soak into the floor. Also, the smell of the coolant (refrigerant) does not have the acetone/ketone/laquer thinner smell that you are describing, and if someway the smell originated from the frig, the smell ... KitchenAid Superba KSCS23IN Side by Side Refrigerator

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Refrigerator Smell I have had a very strong "chemical-like" smell in my refrigerator/freezer for over a month now. The refrigerator is about 14 years old and still runs nice and cold. The smell seemed to come on suddenly. I have cleaned it, used baking soda, and had a repairman come. (He changed a minor part which he said was "burnt"). Nothing has worked. The smell gets in all my food and ice. Help!

Is the problem more in the freezer than the fridge section. If it is it is possible that on a defrost cycle the heaters which warm the coil may have warped and ar heating something they shouldnt. Another possibility is if there is something in the co ... Amana Easy Reach AFD2535DE Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

I have a kitchaide side by siide refrigerator 7 yrs old. i have been noticing burning smell coming from refrigerator (not inside) when i walk by refrigrerator it smells like burnt wires burning. i dont know why the smell or where its coming from so we cleaned out underneath and behind refrig it smells bad! what is it? im afraid this will cause fire

Hello,Just went through the same thing only with a water leak also. The root of the issue was a computer board which shut down a cooling fan which is supposed to cool the compressor. A repair technician stated the warning signs are a constantl ... KitchenAid Superba Architect KSCS25INSS Side by Side Refrigerator

Whirlpool GD5SHA XLTO2 problems. Last night, awoke to a sort of burnt plastic smell coming from refrigerator. Turned off ice maker and smell stopped coming out. Today, freezer was not keeping things frozen, then refrigerator side quit cooling as well. Turned the refrigerator off to see if it would reset. Did not make any noticeable change.

Sounds as if your overload relay, controlling your compressor has burnt out heres a part number that should getyou back in working order( complete with intructions pn# 8201786 ... Whirlpool GD5SHAX Side by Side Refrigerator

Can't find drip pan and have a really bad smell from both refrigerator and freezer have cleaned the shelves top and bottom and thrown away all possibly suspicious food. The smell got stronger after cleaning smells like fish/shrimp/ maybe mouse? Was hoping a drip pan held the problem. Also cleaned out under refrigerator and found nothing but dusty dog biscuits.

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Refrigerator Smell The refrigerator emits an odor that smells like urine but only when the fan is running. This odor is EXTERNAL only (the inside of the unit smells fine). There is NO water in the drain pan.

Remove grill. pan will not come out ( leave it in place ) took an empty liquid dish detergent botlle of bleach and water squirt into pan let it sit - scape if needed . then take a wet/dry vac - repeat) I will let you now if the odor is complete ... Kenmore 55612 / 55614 / 5561 / 655619 Side by Side Refrigerator

Top refrigeration portion smells like something is burning, warm temperature on top portion, bottom freezer appears to be working, unplugging and switching circuit breaker does not resolve problem, smell is bad and could be freon or other chemical smell emitting from the top french door refrigeration portion -- what is wrong-- how can it be fixed?

I need to let you know that your refrigerator may fall under a consumer alert. It is possible that the lights are remaining on while the doors are shut and can result in property damage. The issue is the light melt the plastic and damage the refriger ... Kenmore 73502 / 73504 / 73509 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

Refrigerator odor We have an estate top and bottom refrigerator made by whirlpool. Starting a few days ago, we had a bad smell in the kitchen. FYI we were without power for 4 days after hurricane ike. Last night, I cleaned out the refrigerator and freezer from top to bottom. A bad odor still comes out from the bottom/back part of the time (I think when the frig is running). The smell stops when I unplug the frig. It is better today but not solved. I also took off the cover on the back/bottom but

Hi there,\015\012\015\012the bad odour could be from the compressor, evaporator or heat exchanger. can you supply the complete model # please?\015\012\015\012thanks. ... Whirlpool Refrigerators

Fisher/Paykel Refrigerators My refrigerator is 2 yrs old. About a week ago we started noticing a bad smell coming from the back. It smells like sulfur. We have torn the kitchen apart, moving every appliance and even going under the house. We finally figured out that  it's coming from the back of the refrigerator. We can't get a repair person out for 2 weeks. Has anyone ever heard of this?

The problem of a sulfur smell is not likely to be coming from the refrigeration system itself. Near the bottom front is a removable kick plate. when this plate is removed you can access the drain pan for collection and evaporation of the water from ... Refrigerators

My refrigerator and freezer have slowly stopped cooling. Now I am noticing an oily smell when I come into the room. This refrigerator is 26 years old and has never needed repairs so I can't complain. Could it possibly need freon? I can hear the motor running and it has always been well cared for. It has gradually and slowly been cooling down and, until the smell, I didn't realize how much. Items inside are cool, but not cold and the freezer is not freezing.

The oily smell is a indication that your Fridge has develop a leak and is in need of specialist attention/repairs. The technician needs to determine where the leak is - if it is repairable because sometime with a old unit your repair the one leak and ... Refrigerators

I just moved into a house 10 days ago. I don't know how old the appliances in the kitchen are, but I would guess +/-20 years. There is a very strong solvent-like (sort of like lighter fluid) smell whenever I open the freezer section of the Kenmore refrigerator. I can also smell it in the refrigerator, but not as strongly. It still seems to be cooling okay. Any ideas on what might be happening? Should I call a repair person or shop for a new fridge?

I would shut down the refrigerator and give it a good clean out with soap n water, if it is cooling ok i suspect the previous owners cleaned it with an abrasive cleaner like oven cleaner. Freon really does not smell that bad...maybe a little like pro ... Refrigerators

I have an Amana refrigerator, bottom freezer, model # ARB2107 AW, MFG:PHR2107AWO This afternoon, we noticed a burning - electrical type smell coming from behind the refrigerator; more specifically from a small access panel on the bottom right side of the freezer. We checked that nothing was burning on the outside of the grill, so we took off the access panel and could see that there is a fan that is not turning. Should it be turning? and could this be the source of the smell? our local repa

Yes the motor should be running and need to be replace to keep the food from spoiling, this will correct the problem however the buning smell is unknown \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012Melvin\015\012 ... Amana ARB2217CSL Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

My refrigerator has a strange metal/chemical smell that has made all the food taste bad. I have cleaned the refrigerator and thrown away almost everything. The smell is still present. I'm trying to figure out the cause.

Hello - did you ever figure out the metal/chemical smell problem? I seem to be having the same problem in my refrigerator/freezer. It is a side-by-side unit. We were gone over the Labor Day weekend for a few days and when we came back the unit has ... Refrigerators

Model GTS18DBMRWW Refrigerator. Smells like a burnt motor. Condenser running and fan next to condenser running. Smell is strong at top side, maybe evaporator fan. Is there anything else this could be? I am repair most of everything I own, but never did a refrigerator. If it is the evaporator fan, I think I could change it out, but I want to know if there is anything else it could be. Thanks!

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My refridgerator is leaking water from the front of the refridgerator....i find a puddle on my floor every day.....what could be the problem....and what temperature should the refrigerator be set to....I own a Frigidaire 20.6 top refrigerator

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GE PDS20MBS One of our milk bottles was leaking and a 1/3 gallon of milk dripped into the opening on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator in the right rear corner (looks like where air either comes in or is pulled out). We smelled a burning odor as if the milk had fried a circuit, but after an hour the refrigerator seemed to work as normal. However, after a couple of days our kitchen started to smell like rotten food, we think it's from the milk that spilled into the compressor area and is rot

Well it didnt get into the compressor area, but it definalty spilled in to evaporatr area, and landed on defrost heater. so yea your smelling boiled spoiled milk!!!mmmmm!!!! you would have to rermove back panel of freezer compartment to fully see the ... GE PDS20MBS Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

I have a Dometic Americana refrigerator that is not working. When I first turned it on, everything was fine. I left for about an hour and when I came back, there were no lights on the control panel or the interior. I checked the power going to the back of the refrigerator and it has power going into the circuit board. I do smell a very faint smell of ammonia, but it is not very strong. If the cooling unit is out, would that also cause the lights not to work inside the unit and on the contro

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There is a smell in our refrigerator - sort of a chemical smell. It extends into the freezer drawer, as well. There is no spoiled food in the fridge - Refrigerator is still operating, but cannot store food in it due to this odor. HELP?

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I have a hotpoint HSS25GFTG side by side refrigerator it smells like fish i took everything out and cleaned it with bleach. It still smells like fish all of my food everything and i don't have any fish in the refrigerator

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My kitchenaid side-by-side refrigerator has a smell we can't get rid of. it seems to be coming from the motor. It's a sickly sweet smell exacerbated by the warmth of the motor. I've cleaned the inside of the refrigerator and freezer thoroughly and have 3 boxes of baking soda in it. I replaced the water filter. This bega about three weeks ago.

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