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Odor in refrigerator caused by defrosted meats in freezer which sat for 3 weeks

Accidently shut circuit breaker off to refrigerator in summer house causing all the product to defrost and sit for three weeks. All product was disposed of and the refrigerator was cleaned thoroughly several times over a course of two days with bleach, lemon juice and baking soda. All the shelving and any parts in the freezer that could have been removed and washed were in fact washe thoroughly. There were no visual areas that were not cleaned. The back of the refrigerator was also cleaned including the drain pan and anything that was leading to it. The awful smell still remains. Any thoughts or solutions that I should use before I discard the refrigerator?

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Here's what I would do: take it outside, if it's not already, open the doors, spray the entire interior with oven cleaner and allow it to dry. Then I would hose out the oven cleaner, it should take remaining matter and the stink with it.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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