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Sometimes if the burner gets dirty on a gas refrigerator it can smell sorta like gas. I suggest cleaning the burner with compressed air and checking all gas fittings with a leak check solution. If you need more help feel free to call us at Mt Hope Hardware 330-674-7474 and ask for the service department.

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