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Smell from fridge freezer even after thorough cleaning and disinfecting and defrosting Model Hotpoint RFA52. Temperature control OK

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Put Charcole brickets in the refrigerator. Charcole works better than baking soda and usually take care of the smell.

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I agree the smell is terrible, so a good clean up is needed but this solves the problem immediately!

Kind regards,

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