Question about Kenmore 60721 Refrigerator
Odor has been eminating from under refrigerator off and on for about a year. Seems to be a "plastic" smell, which fills the kitchen. Tech checked refrigerator. It's eminating from the plastic non- removable drip pan. It would be great if I could replace with metal perhaps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Thank willie for helping with one: "Well, it looks like the pan is a seperate plastic pan and not the compressor mounting pan like some of the newer ones are. It appears that you have to remove the condensor fan motor and mounting bracket then maybe the pan will left up and over the compressor, or maybe there is enough room to lift the pan up and out the front over the condensor coils"
Posted on Jun 11, 2006
If the icemaker motor or heater short out it will cause a foul odor. I have never heard it described as cooked broccoli, but it can be pretty bad. Remove the icemaker and inspect the bottom of it where the heater element is and remove the white cover of the motor and look in there. You can take the three screws out of the motor module and see if anything is burned on it.
If you can rule out the icemaker, the next things to check would be the evaporator fan motor and defrost heater. Generally, if a fan motor starts causing an odor it will stop running completely and if a defrost heater goes out it will quit defrosting. It is possible, but unlikely, that something has gotten into the evaporator area and is sitting on the defrost heater so that it is "cooking" during the defrost cycle.
Check the icemaker first, it is the most likely cause of the odor. Post back with complete model number if you need further assistance and we will go through checking everything else.
Posted on Oct 24, 2007
SOURCE: Refrigerator Smell
remove grill. pan will not come out ( leave it in place ) took an empty liquid dish detergent botlle of bleach and water squirt into pan let it sit - scape if needed . then take a wet/dry vac - repeat)
I will let you now if the odor is completely gone
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
All refrigerators have a drip pan. Get down on the floor, remove the lower panel, it lifts off, and look inside. there is the drip pan. Clean it thoroughly with vinegar water
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
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