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Foul odor from beneath the frige!

We have a Frigidaire Professional Series refrigerator (model:PLHS238ZCB1), which has had a foul sour smell coming from beneath the frige for a while. It seems to be worse when the cooling fan is activated forcing the heated smell out from beneath the frige. According to the manual there is a some kind of drip pan there that can not be removed to be cleaned. Is it something else or is there a way to fix this stench. Thanks for the assistance. BLee

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  • bill1655 Jun 25, 2009

    Thanks for the assistance Eric, but it definately isn't a critter...not that bad a smell...more like sour milk. The frige is cleaned regularly, so it isn't an overspill. I have thoroughly scoped out the situation inside and out, but can't find the cause. Still believe it is the pan. Our old frige had the same smell on occassion and it was always the drip pan. I just can't get this pan out to be certain it is the same problem.



    Although I hate having to do it, I guess I will have to call the manufacturer and hope I can get an answer.



    Thanks again for your help.

  • Jerry Anderson Sr Jun 22, 2013

    I have the same problem with mine, #FFHT1817LS4 model

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You have a couple possibilities. Either something spilled in the frig and ran down into the drip pan or you have a dead critter under there. The pan is not removable and cleaning it is a pain. take a good look under there from the back and the front.
Eric

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