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My Fridge was turned off for the winter while I was away. Unfortunately my plumber left filled ice cube trays in the freezer and shut the door. Water was also left in the fridge. When I returned this year there was some black mold in the fridge and freezer. My question is whether the mold could also be in the insulation parts of the fridge that I cannot reach. And if by ridding the available interior of the unit of this mold, the fridge is safe to use?

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Well for mold problems i recommend cleaning out all compartments with water/bleach solution also a little bathroom cleaner will kill the mildew. i don't think it seeped to the insulation because the plastic liner in fridges are quite little thick. turn it on for some days and put one of those arm and hammer baking soda for fridges that will kill any residual odor. i consider it safe but its your call if you feel comfortable using it.

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