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Rotten smell from Back Of Freezer

There is this terrible rotten smell in my garage which seems to be coming from the back of my one year old upright Frigidaire Freezer.The stench is worse when the freezer kicks on. I dont do not hear any hissing noise as in gas leak. What is going on here?

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Chances are a critter has gotten into the back of the unit and died. The smell is the critter decomposing. When the unit turns on, the evaporator fan helps circulate the smell.

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Look for a dead mouse. They crawl up inside, looking for warmth.

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