I have a kenmore side by side- during hurricane Ike mypower was off for 16 days and slowly an odor is coming from the external back panel- I have removed the veggie /meat trays and noticed gook around the two tubes leading into the back wall- and have poured bleach around it but there is still an odor. we can hardly stay in the house and my 89 y/o mom stay s with me now b/cher home was severly damaged during the the hurricane spends most of the day sitting outside. PLEASE HELP
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I had the same problem, but just fixed it. I have a maytag bottom freezer and when the fan blower comes on, there was a foul/stale smell that permeated the kitchen. There is no drip pan that I could remove to clean.
I just removed four screws from the back cover of the fan blower area, reached in with a small cup of organic odor remover and poured it into the drip pan just under the fan blower.
Any odor remover would work. probably vinegar or enzyme odor remover would work, too.
I now have fresh smell when the fan blower comes on.
The problem can still be in your lines, or in the dispenser itself. If you run hot water with a little bit of vinegar in the lines and let it sit for about 30 minutes and then flush the whole system this should take care of your problem
Most refrigerators have a catch basin under the cabinet that is accessible after removal of the trim at the bottom.
This trim grill can have a half-dozen different fasteners on it although most have plastic extensions that are inserted into matching holes in the sheet metal that forms the base of the unit.
Try (gently) lifting the bottom lip of the grill while pulling it outward; if this frees the bottom edge, then angle the grill outward at the bottom and pulling it downward to free the upper edge.
On some units there may also be a knob-like section that when turned releases the grill.
You didn't mention brand and model but with these, you should be able to find a downloadable manual on line that would detail how to remove the grill.
Once the grill is out of the way, most catch basins simply are lifted up and pulled out for cleaning and emptying.
To fully rid the fridge of odors, it may be necessary to pour hot (not boiling) water down any drains you see in each compartment several times to flush them.
Obviously, the catch basin should be in place when doing this and they can be quite shallow.
Hello. Did you try running the water through the door until it becomes room temperature? This will completely flush out the water resouvior in the fresh food section. When it comes to the ice tasting bad, a lot of the time it is from something that has gone bad in or behind the crisper drawers. Take the drawers out and check. You may be thinking how can something in the frig compartment effect the ice? The frig is cooled by the freezer by a opening in the top and bottom of the center divider. Hopefully this helps.
It is likely that you have a problem with the capacitor. Look for it on top of the compressor. If it is discolored or smells...you'll know!...replace it. While you're there, clean out the condenser fins.
you need to turn the frezzer downso it lets more cold air into frig. and put the frig setting back in the middle,aslo vac off your coils under the frig.all this should work,if not let me know,also check to see if you have any frost buildup on the freezer walls-mike