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My refrigerator is only three weeks old and it puts out a terrible smell like it is cooking on the inside or something. Please help me, the smell is making me feel sick. Thank you! Paul Rushin

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  • PRushin Apr 07, 2008

    Thank you Benimur,
    I will call the dealer and get back with you on how it turns out.

    Paul

  • PRushin Apr 11, 2008

    Thanks Benimur,
    and please thank your wife for me also. The repairman from the dealer is coming out Tuesday 15 April to look at it. I will know more than.

    Paul

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Hi Paul,

Best i can suggest is for you to get in touch with your dealer or the manufacturer or their authorized service center. Such incidents would normally indicate an internal problem and any action done might be grounds for the warranty to be voided.

Though offhand, the smell can either be:
1. electrical - motor/compressor insulation burning or just drying;
2. foam/insulating materials of the casing.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

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    Louie Role Apr 07, 2008

    If for some reason you would prefer to waive the warranty and/or no immediate available service center, perhaps you can post back with the make and model of the refrigerator.

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    Louie Role Apr 08, 2008

    Hi again Paul,

    I was discussing your concern with my wife and she told me two things:
    1. if it were an electrical burning problem then your refrigerator wouldn't have lasted 3 weeks and would no longer be running; and
    2. it is possible that the smell is something inherent to the materials/process used during manufacturing and therefore would go away after sometime. She suggests that you put some natural charcoal (wood) on a disposable bowl and let it stay inside the refrigerator for some length of time. The charcoal is supposed to absorb the odor/smell.

    I wanted to kick myself for not thinking of #1 and have to think deeply of #2 (learn something new everyday).

    Cheers.

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    Louie Role Apr 10, 2008

    Paul,

    any development(s) with your concern?

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