Question about Refrigerators
I was given a freezer that was ran in a closed garage that had stored a bunch of gas cans with gas. All the meat in the freezer had to be thrown away due to being absorbed into the meat. It has been since turned off and has sat for a couple of years in the same garage. can i get the smell out if i bring it out to fresh air? will there be long term fumes or smells after i air it out for a while or will the gas smell or fumes permanently be in the food?
I would not waste my time trying to fumigate something that carries carcinogenic fumes- especially when it comes to storing food products for human or even pet consumption.
I bet this freezer is over 10-years old and would not be worth running anyway, due to its poor energy rating and high consumption of electricity.
The time and money that would need to be invested in purifying this junky freezer (which is why the previous owner got rid of it) and by-the-way, there's no guarantee that after putting good money into bad, that fumigating it would be successful, if I were you, I would strip it down for its scrap metal (which is a profitable commodity) and go collect the money instead of spending it.
Please, please, please- by all means- remove the door(s) from the freezer so no child gets locked in and suffocates if it is to be abandoned or unattended.
Posted on Nov 26, 2013
Posted on Nov 26, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Mold and mildew can cause problems like this. It is even possible that a small animal may have invaded your home and gotten into the box somehow. Cleaning the inside of the box with a dilute bleach solution may help. For continuing odor absorption, place an open container, say a 1/4 cup, of baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) in the compartment. Change as often as once a week. The powder will absorb the odor.
Posted on Jan 24, 2008
You have a freon leak. With this only being 5 years old, iot's probably worth repairing, unless you are just able to buy a new one. I would have a local tech come out and check it before tossing it. I hope this answers your question and gives you some resolution. I hope to work with you again, so please record our name, email and phone number for future needs. Have a great evening!
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
No. The coolant cannot leak as a liquid and soak into the floor. Also, the smell of the coolant (refrigerant) does not have the acetone/ketone/laquer thinner smell that you are describing, and if someway the smell originated from the frig, the smell would without a doubt be inside the frig as well. You need to look frosome container stored in a cabinet or stored on conrete floor that has rusted or opened some way and the thinner/cleaner/solvent has leaked from such a containerwithout notice. Goodluck, Macgivor
Posted on Jan 27, 2010
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