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Odor coming from back of refrigerator and bottom not from inside

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It can be gas that are leaking from the system

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I understand that you are having an odor issue with your Frigidaire refrigerator. Usually odors can stem from spills or food within the refrigerator. You can clean the interior with warm soapy water or warm water and baking soda.

Another home remedy is using a pan of charcoal (do not use the one that contains lighter fluid) or kitty litter inside the bottom of the refrigerator and that can help clear out an odors within your refrigerator. I hope this has been helpful. -Matt

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Hey friend, thank you for your post!

I understand your Frigidaire refrigerator has bad odor inside of it. Typically bad smells inside of your refrigerator come from food with strong odors, they can circulate throughout your appliance and attach to the evaporator or walls of your refrigerator. Here are some steps you can perform to help eliminate the odor.


· Washing the walls with warm soapy water.

· Washing the walls with warm water and baking soda. Do not mix other products with bleach.

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· Place a pan of kitty litter inside the refrigerator.

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