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Mildew smell from new KFXS25RYMS refrigerator

New refrigerator 8/2012. French door with pull out freezer and middle produce door. Strong mildew odor when the compressor /fan running. Happens when nothing in the refrigerator.

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please check the air flow to the refrigerator side. it could be a stuck damper motor or damper thermostat. if the fan inside the freezer is running, you should be able to feel cold air coming out off the vents in the refrigerator side. you might have to press the button light switch on the panels to run the fan.

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try putting crumpled newspaper in it daily to get rid of the smell, the coolant if leaking should not cause any horrible smell, Freon they use today has very little smell to it. Frost free units have heaters and fans in them to keep them frost free. It could be that a fan quit and the heater overheated something around it."

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I would try a product called Evapo-Rust! Evapo-Rust will remove the rust without damaging the stainless steel finish on your refrigerator. After you remove the rust you will then want to apply a rust inhibitor to keep it from coming back. You can go to a website call http://www.rustremover.biz to learn more about Evapo-Rust. You will also find that they sell a water based rust inhibitor that will work to keep the rust from flashing back for up to 6-months.

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side by side refrigerator freezer, smelled melting plastic, found a plastic box connected to the compressor burned. What is this and how much does it cost to replace?

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Oder doesn't seem to be electrical smell or you would know a house fire may occur. We normally know the electrical smell I'm worrying you about, and if it is that, do not use it and call a professional! It may be mildew in the unit or in the ductwork. Mildew is quit common, mold is not. No one LEGALLY can tell you it's mold unleased certified by you state or province. Mildew can grow anywhere we have a warm surface that comes in contact with a cold surface. This means uninsulated ductwork, or aged ductwork. The unit itself can also produce some mildew due to lack of maintenance. And also, water can get inside the duct for many reasons if you have cooling. If water is trapped it can produce "growing" stuff and a smell. Varmints can also cause this, either by dying inside the unit/duct or by leaving their droppings, to say it nicely. Temporary fix is what we call in Texas a Odor Cake. These are sold at the HVAC parts houses. Come in a little Tupperware style cup, and are mainly used for fire, smoke, and mildew damage to a structure. You just set em inside the airflow and the help, but don't solve the issue. If mildew is present inside the unit, have a tech out to inspect/clean. And a ultraviolet light may be needed to help control the growth. Internet U.V. Light for HVAC to study on them. Hope this helps!

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Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

How about the house tap water same odor and taste or just the fridge?

If it is just the Fridge I am assuming your unit has been around for a while.

If you have a mildew build up in the plastic tubing of your ref it can be a tedious cleaning procedure to get it all out of the system The stuff ends up sticking to all of the plastic tubing inside the unit and is so hard to get rid of. What you can do is have all of the plastic lines changed out in the Refridgerator from the water valve outlet to the the water in door and icemaker. It is just time consuming to do it.

Water supply to unit off for the steps below.

You can try using a small baster (I use a hair dye applicator bottle) and a bleached water mix that is not too strong. I would recommend that you start AFTER the water valve in the bottom of the unit. You have got to be able to introdue enough pressure through the system so that when the water in door switch is activate that the bleached mixture will flow out of the spout. You will have to introduce the water until you can smell it in the water you get from the glass you used to catch the water. Then let it stand for an hour. Re-intorduce the same amount of bleached water as before and wait another hour. After the second mixed water bleaching reconnect the water supply and purge it at the water in door outlet with a glass.

Probably sounds a bit much but this is from experience and believe me it does take lots of time.

I am sure this is not what you were expecting but it really is the only way your going to rid yourself of the bad smelling and tasting water CURSE.

Thanks for using FixYa!

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Debris caught in the drain pump reservoir can often cause some unwanted odors.

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