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Mildew smell coming from bottom front of refridgerator.

My power was off for 3 weeks during an ice storm. There was a lot of freezing and thawing going on outdoors. Now that the power is on, there is a VERY STRONG mildew odor coming from the refridgerator. It is not from the inside. It is from underneath. How can we fix this?

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  • tamara_benne Feb 22, 2009

    I tried to do that but I can't get the drain pan detached. It is held in with these round plastic things. They can't be unscrewed, there are no holes in the top. I looked in the drain pan w/a flash light but there was just dust.

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Carefully empty the drain pan under the fridge and empty it.
Then clean with a bleach and water solution.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

  • steve
    steve Feb 22, 2009

    If water is still in there, you will need a shop vac or a sponge.

    If the water has evaporated, go ahead and pour a bleach and water solutuin in the drain pan and leave it.

    It will evaporate.

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