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What is the odd chemical smell my freezer fan is blowing?

I used KILZ in the adjoining room yesterday, so I don't know if it picked up some of that, but the smell is different. Not sweet, as people have said refrigerant smells. Just a chemical smell. Food is cold but fan stays on even when I turn the freezer temp down. OLD unit.

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  • C.M. Carteaux Nov 20, 2014

    Refrigerator does NOT smell and they are both keeping proper temps.

  • C.M. Carteaux Nov 20, 2014

    I had no water yesterday but freezer does not have an automatic ice maker. HOW can I get the freezer fan to cycle off without affecting fridge?

  • C.M. Carteaux Nov 20, 2014

    Nothing behind the unit to check as far as fan shutoff.

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If the fan wont stop then it could be the motor on the unit that is overheating. The other thing would be the defrost coil.

Posted on Nov 21, 2014

  • C.M. Carteaux Nov 21, 2014

    I unplugged it for a bit and now the fan has shut off.

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