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Foul odor from back area of fridge/Kenmore bottom freezer

There is a very bad odor coming from the back of our Kenmore bottom freezer unit (5 years old). I have taken off the back panel at the bottom and there is no fluid in the pan. The smell is worst when the fan comes on.
Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

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I had the same problem, but just fixed it. I have a maytag bottom freezer and when the fan blower comes on, there was a foul/stale smell that permeated the kitchen. There is no drip pan that I could remove to clean.

I just removed four screws from the back cover of the fan blower area, reached in with a small cup of organic odor remover and poured it into the drip pan just under the fan blower.

Any odor remover would work. probably vinegar or enzyme odor remover would work, too.

I now have fresh smell when the fan blower comes on.

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