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Odor in freezer

Odor coming from fan in freezer section of refrigerator

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If its a foisty dirty water smell. it could be build up of dirty water in the the heat exchanger at the back at the base just pull it out and soak it up give it a good clean up and check for blockages etc could save you a few quid

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SOURCE: odor like gas coming from freezer section of elecric refrigerator (Hotpoint)

wou ld unplug the machine and ventalate the room and call for a&e factory service ( sears) 800-805-9505 to be sure

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SOURCE: When motor comes on there is a stale,odor

check around the compressor area and the drain pan there might be a mouse or something dead under there make sure to unplug the fridge before you go messing around back there

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

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