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Fridge smell and taste makes you sick, very clean and no food in it

Omg i have a empty fridge that i cleaned all the seals, took everything out of fridge, ie: shelves and doors, and drawers, whatever, i even took those apart, cleaned with bleach, hot water, then a sanitizer, now it has baking soda and dry towels to try to soak up the smell but all i get is this really bad, makes me dry heave chemical smell, that came from an apartment where the tenants claim made them sick and food taste funny??????

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  • christy trupiano Oct 27, 2012

    it was open for about 2 days, then i turned it back on and did the bakin soda and coffee ground thing, i cleaned with bleach, i used lemon pine sol i was so desperate but no use, the inside is so clean id eat off it for real, when u close the doors it still smells and we have it outside on porch and the smell lingers and travels inside house, its a chemical pungent smell ive never smelled b4 and believe me ive smelled all sorts of fridges

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Keep it open for a 4 or 5 hours... Then keep some cut lemon inside it.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012

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its that darn coffee you put ith the baking soda causing the smell,wash it out again only this time only use the baking soda by itself,,, NO COFFEE!
and leave the door open for it to dry out, that should sort out the smell,,,,why did you use coffee with baking soda???? it causes it to smell bad?

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Hi, after reading you're problem, and the 1st solution, yes this pan sometimes can get really bad, but you said the fluid had no smell. That would not be the problem then. If you smell it when the fan comes on and it comes from under the unit, you will need help in pulling it out, to see what may be under there? On the back bottom, there should be a fiber panel that can be removed, unplug 1st, and there will be a small condenser coil and fan, also the compressor. Maybe there is something on this coil you can clean off. Be gentle with it as you can restrict the air flow if you mash down the coil fins. Smell and look very good and you should find the smell. Did it smell before the soda was spilled? I doubt if this is the problem. You will find it, just look behind it. It could also be a component failing. Please keep me informed, Sincerely,
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Most likely some raw meat juice leaked into a spot you can not see or get to. The defrost heater area and / or the defrost drain are the most likely suspects. If you can diss-assemble enough to get to these to clean, you stand a good chance of conquering your odor problem. Additionally, there is one odor absorber that has worked rather well for me, but I don't remember the exact name,.... but I'll post it in an additional comment tomorrow.

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I believe that you might have a coolant leak causing the chemical odor. You really should get it checked out by a fridge repair-person because it's not healthy to breathe in the fumes.

Posted on May 04, 2009

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