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Goldstar GR-141CGP My Goldstar Bar Fridge has a chemical smell coming out of it. Could this be a Freon leak? Because I thought Freon was oderless... I did complete;y clean out the fridge and it still gets cold. Should I be Worried? thanks

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Wash it out with bleach. Nearly always solves this problem.

Posted on Aug 02, 2007

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Most refrigerator use R22 freon and this stuf does not smell very much. Maybe there is some milk or blood comming from a leakink pack, that entered between interior panel joints. Try placing an opened Harm & Hammer soda box; this could catch the odors. If after a week or so, this did not resolved this issue, I one had to replace some mineral wool (insulation) that as been contaminated with rotten food.

Posted on Nov 24, 2007

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heating element seems bad,,sometimes a easy fix

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Ice and Refrigerator and Freezer smell like alcohol chemical

All items stored in the refrigerator and freezer should be stored in sealed packaging. Frost free refrigerator operate with a very low humidity and will pick up odors from products. Somewhat of an ozone smell will be in some frozen foods. This is a normal condition. Deodorizing packs are available on the market to absorb odors. Baking soda does the job in most cases.

Posted on May 31, 2008

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If this not a frost free unit, then, based on what little information you provided, I can only say...maybe. This can easily be diagnosed if you can tap into the sealed system and do a pressure test, this will determine if you need freon. Most manufacturers put a 5 year warranty on the sealed system.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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