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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 I don't see anything. Also, we have had a couple of mice lately. I am stumped.

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Hi there,

the bad odour could be from the compressor, evaporator or heat exchanger. can you supply the complete model # please?

thanks.

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