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Smells inside freezer and refrigerator even after thorough cleaning, smell is even penetrating food and making it taste bad

Refrigerator and freezer smells, spoils food

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    House energy failed, out on vacation and the meat in the freezer decayed. Cannot get maggots or smell after cleaning it. They seem to be inside the refrigerator foam.

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Hi there,
First of all , empty out the freezer, leave if off until it fully heats up to room temperature, Clean it out with Vanilla essence and turn back on. Allow the freezer to reach operating temperatures before putting anything in and before you do check to see if the smell is stil there.
Now if it is it means that the freezer's insulated internal wall is damaged and it has allowed seepage out into the bottom trapping some old juices (blood and anything else which may have leaked during a defrost cycle) which have leaked out and constantly breeding underneath the freezer. If this is the case either, find leak and seal it with some good quality mastik sealer not silicone !! or: buy a new one , unfortunatly if it is damaged repair may not be the best solution depending on its age and brand. I hope this helps>

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