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Refrigerator Smell I have had a very strong "chemical-like" smell in my refrigerator/freezer for over a month now. The refrigerator is about 14 years old and still runs nice and cold. The smell seemed to come on suddenly. I have cleaned it, used baking soda, and had a repairman come. (He changed a minor part which he said was "burnt"). Nothing has worked. The smell gets in all my food and ice. Help!

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Re: Refrigerator Smell

Is the problem more in the freezer than the fridge section. If it is it is possible that on a defrost cycle the heaters which warm the coil may have warped and ar heating something they shouldnt. Another possibility is if there is something in the condensate tray (where the water collects) or something touching the compressor which runs very hot, or even the compressor relay if it is a 'plastic' smell. Smells are notoriously bad things to trace as engineers normally turn up when the smell is either gone or so faint as to not to detect. All I can suggest is trying to narrow the search area as much as you can and hopefully youll find it. Hope this is of some help.

Posted on Sep 15, 2007

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