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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.

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  • tamin8r58 Jan 09, 2009

    There is nothing in the pan - it's completely dry. This is not the problem.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    I have the same problem.  It only smells when the fan is on.  The fridge is only a year old.

  • woodmoose49 Feb 04, 2009

    I have a new Kenmore with no drian pan; there is a syrupy sweet smell when the fan comes on..Ive cleaned underneath ..but still have the smell.


  • trbldsoul Mar 13, 2009

    Same thing....Mine smells all the time now. At first it was just when the fan kicked on, but now the odor fills my kitchen. It smells like rat urine or old musty socks. Haven't been able to figure out exactly what it is. Kenmore side-by-side, 1 yr. old.


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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 completely gone

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