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Frost free freezer smells like fish

Freezer had a layer of ice on the bottom, we unloaded it and unplugged it. After cleaning out the bottom evaporate tray it smells like fish. We are in the process of plugging up to see if will freeze, but the smell is so strong.

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    Food on the upper shelf thawed..was large amount of ice on bottom of freezer, we cleaned it..and put food back..solid frozen meat is still frozen cartons defrosted and I put a glass of water on the top shelf a day ago..today it is still unfrozen tho all the food on the bottom shelves are still solid.

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IF THERE WAS A LAYER OF ICE ON THE BOTTOM OF THE FREEZER, THE DRAIN IS PROBABLY PLUGGED UP. IT WILL NEED TO BE CLEARED BEFORE PUTTING BACK INTO SERVICE OR IT WILL JUST DRAIN INTO THE FLOOR OF THE FREEZER AGAIN. AS FAR AS THE ODOR, TRY PUTTING CHARCOAL IN IT TO ABSORB THE ODORS. IT WILL HAVE TO BE LEFT IN THERE FOR QUITE A WHILE. WHEN THE FREEZER IS CHILLED, IT WILL LESSEN THE SEVERITY OF THE ODOR. IF THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE, THERE ARE COMMERCIAL ODOR NEUTALIZERS ON THE MARKET YOU CAN USE.

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