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There is a bad odor blowing out from under my Whirlpool side-by-side refigerator. How do I fix it?

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  • graham1607 May 20, 2009

    It's definitely not inside the unit... the bad odor is coming from outside and under the unit. I've cleaned the from vent which helped a bit. But I can't seem remove the pan.

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Hi

Odors in the refrigerator can come from many different sources. Spoiling food, spilled milk, open food. Often a really good cleaning out with an ammonia cleaner can help or with a baking soda water mixture.
But, sometimes an odor can "permeate" into one of the plastic parts found inside the fridge, crisper pans, door liners, shelf supports. Even after you have found the spoiling food, removed it, cleaned the fridge up.....sometimes another plastic part will pick up this odor and continue to give the odor back off. A few things that can help with this type of an odor, place one these inside the fridge section:
- box of baking soda
- dish of coffee grounds
- open slices of bread
The bread trick can be used to effectively to remove odors. Just throw a slice or two onto one of the shelves in the fresh food compartment, leave the bread slice(s) in there for 12-24 hours -no longer- and then throw the bread out or I throw the bread outside for the birds to eat. When bread goes stall, it will **** in odors very well. Because the air inside the refrigerator is blown between both sections, this will help the fridge and freezer sections. Do this for about a week and you should notice a big change in the odor problem :-)
A really bad odor problem. Sometimes something like milk or juice is spilled inside the fridge. The liquid can run under the plastic edge breakers and get into the insulation. This can be very difficult to clean and may require a service call to have the old insulation removed and replaced with new insulation in that section.

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    Rylee Smith May 20, 2009

    Please check if there is some thing rotten near the compressor. Also check for the fan and frost at the back of the refrigerater.



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At some point something was spilled in the refrigerator. I'm sure it has been cleaned up now, but some of that 'stuff' (milk is the usual culprit) has found its way to the pan underneath the refrigerator. This pan is part of the refrigerator and was there when you bought the unit, so it is nothing that you put there..

The pan under the 'fridge is to collect spilled liquids so that they don't accumulate on the floor. It will be a fiberglass or plastic pan.

I'm not sure where the pan is on your unit --- most times it is accessable at the floor level from the front of the unit. You may have to remove a grille-like piece from the front first.

That grille- like piece should be made to pop off because cleaning the pan is a consumer maintenance item.

Remove the pan carefully so as not to spill any liquids that may still be sloshing around in the pan, and hose it down in the back yard.

Once you are done cleaning the pan (both sides please) wipe it down with a little vinegar. You can rinse off the vinegar and then dry it thoroughly before you re-install it. The vinegar will kill any mold that may be growing in the pan.


good luck!!

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