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Bad smell in Zanussi fridge

When I open the door to my zanussi fridge freezer there is a bad smell. However i have clearedthe fridge out completley and the smell still remains. It is only apparent when the door has been closed for some time so I'm thinking that maybe it is something to do with a build up of gasses?

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  • eltham219 Nov 22, 2009

    Hi I have zanussi fridge freezer ZNB 323W which has had a bad problem intermittenly with odours I recently discovered that the bottom door tray allows spills (significantly milk)to escape into and through the lining of the door into the door itself and stay there. I discovered this while trying to clean the seals around the door and putrid liquid was escaping I have now cut open the seal and a lot of curdled and bad milk was there in liquid and solid form however I cant seem to accesss all of it as this very bad smell persists, this fridge was expensive and is only 1 and an half years old.. how can I get the door open to clean the inside... it is a very bad design fault here ! you should test it out yourself, the tray for milk ( with the white plastic fingers to hold stuff in place) sits into the bottom part of the door... if you spill a small amount of coloured liquid into this you will see the problem it disappears into the door !!! its a health hazard

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SOURCE: Zanussi fridge freezer - fridge not working

The defrost cycle is not happening like it should, that's what causes the block of ice (and poor air flow). If you have all that defrosted look at the defrost bi-metal, it usually is a small round disk with a couple wires coming out of it and it's clipped on the coils. When it's cold enough, it passes electricity to the heat elements, when it gets hot enough it "opens" and kills power to the heat elements. If that is bad (swollen cracked or bloated) and not passing electricity to the elements that's the problem. Another item would be the defrost timer itself, if it doesn't work (no clock motor turning) then it will never go into defrost. And the last and usually least expected failure would be the heat element themselves not working

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SOURCE: zanussi zk73/46ef freezer working fridge is warm

if this is an air blown cabinet defrost it for 48hrs leave the doors open then try it. hope this helps

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SOURCE: smell

Try lemon and baking soda scrub

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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SOURCE: zanussi fridge compartment has stopped cooling but freezer is ok

How to check everything
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/refrigerator.php


The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper) between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp .

OR.
If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.


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