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Very Strong Odor When Refrigerator Runs

There is kind of burning rubber smell coming from our fridge. There are no belts on it. We cleaned (vacuumed) the underneath and back of the fridge. Of course, the fridge is full of food.

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Without looking at your fridge I would say the strong rubber smell is the heater element has dust on it or the heater contactor is closed and the heaters are staying on. Either way it would be good to get it checked out. I cannot think of anything else that would make a rubber burning smell.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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