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My Frigidaire 240508004A has a strong chemical odor on all my frozen items. I've tried lemon and acv. Nothing removes it. Is this something toxic? Fridge and freezer run very cold, even on lower settings. Just concerned if ammonia leak. Not sure if this model uses it as a coolant. Thanks.

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No household units use ammonia as a coolant. IF it did and it leaked, you would know it immediately. If the unit still works, there is no issue with the Freon that is in it. The odor could be a sealant that was used to make the interior of unit. You did not say how old it is. Freon can have an odor to it but the unit would stop working correctly pretty fast.

Posted on Aug 06, 2018

  • Bev Stee Aug 06, 2018

    Thank you, Brad. It is roughly 12 years old. Otherwise, very cold, very clean, no problems.

  • Elisabeth Wallace
    Elisabeth Wallace Jun 11, 2019

    I also have the same issue, my refrigerator is 2 years old, it makes all my food have a chemical taste. Is there any way to remedy this?-Thank you, Elisabeth

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put coffeee grains or orange peeles this will take the smell away thanks from gilles

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I was just recently having this problem myself (and I'd also encountered it long ago as well). Fortunately, I live in an apt. for the time being, so it was exchanged with another fridge after persistent complaints to the management. However, I did do a little sleuthing before the exchange ... and I did read something online where someone said (and pretty definitively too) that oftentimes "chemical smells" occur as a result of a coolant leak. Despite the fact that I did not physically see a leak, this explanation still made the most sense to me given the character of the smell.

So, your problem, like mine, is more than likely caused by an internal, occult leak. Also, not to worry you, but I would advise you not to consume anything else from your fridge/freezer until this is resolved since your food is being constantly permeated with this noxious gas circulating around it (and yes, even through the containers' small crevices). I ended up pretty much throwing out everything :( I am an RN, BSN by the way - we nurses usually have some pretty sound advice (even when it's bad - sorry).

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I believe that you might have a coolant leak causing the chemical odor. You really should get it checked out by a fridge repair-person because it's not healthy to breathe in the fumes.

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Hi,

HERE ARE 10 EFFECTIVE WAYS TO REMOVE THE BAD SMELL:

1. CharcoalCharcoal is on top of my list as it is one of the best absorbent agents that can absorb and soak up the bad odour. Charcoal is also widely used as water filters and in most odour removing commercial products. You can put a medium-sized chunk of charcoal inside your smelly refrigerator for instance, and leave it there for a couple of days. You will notice that it can effectively remove the bad smell.
2. Baking SodaBaking soda is also a good absorbent. Put a generous amount of baking soda in an uncovered container (the size of the container depends on the size of the confined area) and leave it for several days. Remove the baking soda and replace it with new one and leave it for a couple of days. Continue replacing the baking soda until it has cleared the bad smell.
3. Lemon or Lime PeelJust put some lemon or lime peels into an uncovered container and leave them inside the confined area for a couple of days. The citrus smell will naturally replace the bad smell.
4. Pandan Leaf (also known as Pandanus or Screwpine)It is easy to get pandan leaf in tropical countries as it is widely used in Southeast Asian cooking to add aroma to dishes. Its pleasant aroma also acts as natural air freshener. Just take a few strips of the pandan leaves and tie them into knots. Place the leaves inside the confined space and leave them until the leaves withered or dried up. Replace the leaves regularly until the smell goes away.
5. Vanilla Essence Pour several drops of vanilla essence on a couple of cotton wools. Toss the cotton wools inside the confined space such as your wardrobe. Leave them for several days and you will notice that the area smells nice.
6. Mint Extract If you favor neither the smell of citrus nor vanilla, you can perhaps use mint extract instead. Pour several drops of mint extract on a couple of cotton wools. Toss the cotton wools inside the confined space and leave them for a couple of days.
7. Fresh Ground CoffeeGround coffee has a nice, crisp natural aroma. Just put about a cup of ground coffee in a flat, uncovered container. Place the container inside the confined space for several days. If the bad smell is extremely horrible, put more ground coffee. The area will smell of fresh coffee for many days.
8. Tea BagsIf you don't like coffee, you can use tea bags instead. Just place 2-3 tea bags inside the confined space. The tealeaves in the bags will not only absorb the bad smell but also will release the natural aroma of tea.
9. Orange and ClovesGet an orange and poke it with sharp objects like needle or fork to form small holes. Place each of the cloves inside these small holes until most of the orange surfaces are covered. It may look like a hedgehog with the cloves jutting out of the orange fruit. Leave it in the confined area for a couple of days. The area will smell nice with the said combinations.
10. Old Newspaper and Slices of BreadOld newspaper and slices of bread also work wonders in absorbing the bad odours particularly inside the refrigerator. Just place some crumpled old newspaper and two slices of bread (uncovered) inside your refrigerator and leave them for two days. Replace them (especially the bread) regularly until the bad smell is removed.

You can also use the combination of any of the above tips together, to effectively remove bad smell. Try those tips and you will say goodbye to bad smells forever.


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