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Odor in refrigerator/freezer

GE Profile ESS25LSNABS: odor in fridge then freezer. has been cleaned out twice/wiped with baking soda. makes water, milk, etc. smell. Cleaned under fridge-changed water filter. Threw out all things(bottles, etc.O) in fridge and freezer, currently letting it stand open to air out. Is there a filter that we can't find it (haven't been able to find our book either)? Help!!! Thank goodness we have a small fridge in garage as we can't use our current one. Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated.


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