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Cream spilled into the duct where droplets of water go when the fridge automatically defrosts- the fridge smells ok but the smell coming from the cooling at the back of the fridge is awful - the fridge is built-in - help

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You willl need to pour some water or something to dilute the cream that got down into the drain pan.

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