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Fisher/Paykel Refrigerators My refrigerator is 2 yrs old. About a week ago we started noticing a bad smell coming from the back. It smells like sulfur. We have torn the kitchen apart, moving every appliance and even going under the house. We finally figured out that  it's coming from the back of the refrigerator. We can't get a repair person out for 2 weeks. Has anyone ever heard of this?

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  • mtbbetty Apr 29, 2008

    Thank you so much. I'll do this first thing in the am. Yuck..I hope there's nothing dead there!

  • mtbbetty Apr 30, 2008

    Just an update. We rolled the refrigerator out cleaned behind it and the drip tray. This time when we rolled it out, the floor was wet. The smell and water are coming from below the house. We have a leak under the kitchen. So it wasn't the refrigerator after all but thanks for all your help!

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The problem of a sulfur smell is not likely to be coming from the refrigeration system itself. Near the bottom front is a removable kick plate. when this plate is removed you can access the drain pan for collection and evaporation of the water from defrosts. remove and clean the drain pan and then reinstall it. On the lower back of the refrigerator there is generally a fiber panel that is removable. remove this panel and inspect the underside for something that should not be there. Such as a dead rodent. Sorry but I've seen it many times. After clearing do not forget to replace the panel . It has to be in place for proper air circulation and heat removal from the refrigeration system.

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