Question about Samsung CoolTech Plus / Basic Bottom Mount Refrigerator SR-L676EV

1 Answer

A really bad smell coming from the fridge

The fridge came with the house so we dont know age of it. It was ok for 1st 5 or 6 months then we noticed a really bad smell everytime we opened the fridge. We have cleaned it with bleach etc but it will not go away. Its revolting.
Can anyone help ????

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • laserlineroa Feb 11, 2009

    the odour is like bad food but the fridge had been totally emptied and cleaned. it is inside the fridge compartment. Its very nasty. I have seen about changing the bio deorourizor but how is this done and do i need to buy a replacement ??

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    Us too, and we have cleaned the fridge twice, use baking soda and all that. Our odor is like pickle juice or rotted produce, RB215BSSW/XAA

  • Guestfixya Mar 11, 2009

    We have the same problem; we bought it new 3 months ago (Dec 2008) - now we have a rotten food (dead fish?) smell in the refrigerator side (RS277 side-by-side. I called Samsung and this model does not have a 'deodorizer' that can be replaced. We completely taken all food and compartments out 2 times to no avail. Frustrating...

  • Guestfixya Apr 03, 2009

    We noticed a white foam strip (similar to protective shipping/packing material) on the left side under the shelf that is over the middle/cooler section. It seems to have retained the smell. I called Samsung and got 'approval' to remove it so as not to void our warranty. They said ok (he didn't really know what it was) and made a note on our record accordingly. This may be the problem!


  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    What is the smell? Spoiled/spilled food?

    Or is it a different odor?

    Does odor come from inside of the refrigerator, or outside?

    Cleaning refrigerator interiors is best done with baking soda and water. Not bleach.

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I had a similar problem with an unbearable smell, not inside, but outside the refregeration compartment. it was from the defrosted liquid that gets stored in a small open tank at the bottom on the rear side of the fridge. over time , particles settle along with water and gives a rooten smell, cleaning this tank solved it.

Hope this helps,

Posted on May 14, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Smells when vacuuming, have cleaned filters and really smells bad


one thing you can do is go out to basically any grocery store, and theyll have a special powder that you sprinkle all around the carpet before you vacuum it, and while you vacuum you notice a difference right away, the scent gets circulated thru the fabric in the carpet in order to keep it smelling nice til the next time you vacuum. thats what i do and im never goin back because it makes the house smell so dang good. go for it partnet itll cost you like $5 for a month supply

Sep 20, 2012 | Bissell 6594 PowerForce Bagless Upright...

1 Answer

There is a bad smell coming from the back of the fridge. The inside smells fine, the freezer does not smell either. It looks like there is some kind of tray inside the back of the fridge. Its is filled...


If you are referring to the drip pan that on the bottom of the fridge, that could be the source of your odor problem. Take the pan out and check to see what is in it. Normally there should only be just water that comes from the defrost cycle.

May 13, 2011 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Annoying undetectible odor from HVAC vents.


The thing I am thinking that is causing the "smell" I would have the drain to the evaporator coil cleaned out. Using the wet/vac remove the debris in the drain. This drain has a p-trap built into it and if it clogs up the back up water gets an algae growth in it and I think this is what your smelling. Some persons are really sensitive to this. Once you have sucked out the drainage go to the drain pain in your furnance( This is where the evaporater coil sits in) take a capfull of regular household bleach and pour it ito the drain (this will inhibit growth of algae in the area for a while) This may cure your problem It has worked for me on several different occasions as the one your describing

Good Luck Hope this helped

Dave

Sep 21, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Freezer not blowing air - bad smell in fridge


Your automatic defroster coil is open and needs to be replaced along with the fan in the freezer that blows the cold air around and also blows air into refrigerator.

Bad smell down below is food rotting in that section because it is not cold enough.

Mar 22, 2017 | Hotpoint  21.8 Cu. Ft. Top-Freezer...

2 Answers

Bad smell coming from fridge


Unplug fridge. Remove the panel on the back of the fridge look for dead rodents or fungal growth in the drain pan. consult your local appliance parts distributor for a product called kleene air or try www.reliableparts.com

Apr 01, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Whirlpool ET18NK fridge does not get cold but freezer is ok. The freezer portion is around 15 degrees, but the fridge wont get colder that about 53 degrees. The house was empty for about 6 months, and we...


If the fan is frozen this would be cause because something in the defrost system is bad. Or you could have a open motor. Make sure the door gasket is sealing.

Mar 08, 2009 | Whirlpool 18.2 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

1 Answer

A really bad smell coming from the fridge


TOWARDS THE BNACK IN THE REFRIGERATOR THERE ARE DEODERIZERS THAT NEED TO BE TAKEN OUT AND SOAKED IN WATER THEN DRIED OUT IN THE SUN. THEN OPU CAN REPLACE THENM AND THEY SHOULD WORK AGAIN.

Feb 10, 2009 | Samsung 26.0 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side...

1 Answer

UNABLE TO TRACE SMELL IN FRIDGE.


Hello coutts
Welcome,

You said, UNABLE TO TRACE SMELL IN FRIDGE.

1.What is the model and age of your fridge?
2.Did you ever spill some exotic type foods or curry or so forth?
3.Describe what it smells like?
4.Did you empty the fridge and wash it out?

I have know people who have emptied there fridge and washed it out with a solution they mixed of 10%bleach and 90 % water to extract a Foul odor.
In the hospitals they use 30% bleach and 7% water solution.
BUT I would be afraid for the walls of the fridge being plastic or vinyl.
I do not know how bad the smell is for your fridge, but I recommend to my customers to keep an open box or two of baking soda in their fridge and this absorbs odors pretty well. Change them once a month.
They are dirt cheap at Sam's club or fifty cents a small box in the supermarket.
Waiting your response to my first questions!!

Huuum
I hope that I solved your problem with one or all my suggestions
!
Please remember to leave a rating!

Oct 14, 2008 | Refrigerators

2 Answers

I have a homeking fridge freezer and there is a really bad smell coming from the fridge which is not because of food. i have emptied the fridge and thoroughly cleaned the fridge but the smell is still...


Hi, i have the same problem with my Homeking fridge. Because it is a frost free firdge, there is a little resevoir at the back, with a small little tube leading from the base of the fridge into it. There are 2 screws holding it in place. Unscrew these but keep the resevoir firmly in place as the nasty parmesan-type smell is actually stagnant water and you really really dont want to spill it. Empty it and then what i did was bleach and anitbacterialise the resevoir tray and the little tube thing. Though I had the problem solved but now it is doing it again less than 2 months after this, so I'm going to contact the people who sold it to me. This is how you get rid of the smell though!!
Good luck
Laura

Aug 14, 2008 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Bad Smell In Freezer


Could be dead bugs in the drain line and other sludge built up in there...have your guy flush the drain!!

Jul 28, 2008 | Whirlpool ET0WSRXML Top Freezer...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

3,076 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Samsung Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

Charles T Nevin
Charles T Nevin

Level 3 Expert

4070 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a Samsung Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...