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Smelly Fridge I have cleaned with soap water, and thrown away any questionable objects in both the refrigerator and freezer. The smell still lingers and I have pulled the fridge out and cleaned the coils and the pan. My ice tastes bad and the food is picking up the odor. I have also placed 2 boxes of baking soda in the fridge and one in the freezer. Help, what else can I do? I have a GE gss25jemd. Thanks Oh, and the smell is like rotten oranges.

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Try putting an open can or two of coffee inside. My mother's freezer had gotten unpluged and it was full of fish. She put cans of coffee inside and shut the door a couple of days later she took them out and the freezer did not stink anymore. Hope it works for you.

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