Just came back from a vacation and found all my food in the fridge spoiled, what a smell.
I have 9 years old Kenmore model 106. After cleaning all the smell first I tried to play with dial knob and nothing, than I tried to put knob to "OFF" and back to factory setting and it started working. After 2-3 hours it coolled pretty good and stoped, I have to manually turn the dial to "OFF" and than on again, it worked again for a while.
Now it seems always wants me manually to turn it "OFF/ON" after probably defrost.
I read some probems on the board and it sound like a relay problem.
Could someone please to confirm it or give me some suggestions to what and how to fix?
Thanks a lot.
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If new plumbing, system is flushing and may cause a bad taste or odd color.Has a food item spoiled? Make sure that strong smelling food (for example, fish) is wrapped so that it is airtight. Clean out your freezer periodically and throw away any spoiled or suspect food.
Place foods in airtight containers to prevent the transfer of odors.And also Flush out water hose from tap end to freezer with warm water
And also clean fridge with wet cloth (with soap solution). And then clean with dry cloth. .Keep fridge door open after cleaning all compartments for 4hrs minimum, as fresh air could wipe out any bad odor in fridge. And then start using fridge. Hope, it's helpful.
You might have something smelly in the defrost drain pan. The easiest thing to do would be to take the back off the fridge and see if the defrost drain pan smells bad...if so just clean it out with soap and hot water. don't use anything too strong smelling to clean it though, you don't want your fridge to smell like bleach or pine sol.
the problem is in your freezer ! open the back wall of your freezer and check if the fan working then if you see a big build up of ice. then its your heater unit or your heater thermostat. to check that it is the problem unplug the unit defrost the freezer coil with hair drier gently and when it done plug it again and see if your fridg get cool (1h or 2) then you know its the heater unit or the thermostat :( 911servicetoday .com
If your sure about spoiled food. Spoiled lemons are one of the worst, and the machine has not been abused, it's a problem of the selling dealer. Fan motors have been known to create an odor when their windings start to burn. Plastic items that become detached from the interior cabinet and wind up laying on the defrost heater which gets very hot during defrost is another, however, I would demand a service call (free) since everything on it is under warranty. Make sure it's creating the odor when the tech shows up.
Check to see if you have frost on the back panel of your freezer in your fridge. If you do your coil is frozen over and you'll have to defrost your freezer. I just did mine cause mine wasn't cooling properly on my fridge side.
Adjust the knob to 3 or 4 which would be the midway temperature.
0 would probably be off or close to it. The 7 would be coldest and freeze water.
If this is manual defrost you need to turn it off and defrost it. The frost will keep it from getting cold enough. The buildup is normal from humid warm air when opening the door. You might get a standalone fridge / freezer thermometer (about $5) to tell you what temperature is. The smell may be food spoiling from warm temperature.