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Fan blows out a smell from underneath fridge could it be leaking gas.

New fridge with fishy odour I have the same problem. At first I thought my husband spilled his beer into the fridge and cleaned it out to have the smell come back. Then I thought it smelled like urine. So I moved the fridge & cleaned the floor. Nothing. So I took the cardboard cover off the back and narrowed the smell down to the compressor. I have a repair guy coming on Friday to look at the fridge. If that solves it I will let you know. Crazy this is that I have only had this fridge for 10 MONTHS!

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  • jbchamberl Jan 10, 2009

    I can't seem to be able to remove the pan on a Kenmore model 74812. I see the bad water inside the pan, but can't get to it

  • jbchamberl Jan 10, 2009

    Bad smell from drain pan. I can't seem to be able to remove the pan on a Kenmore model 74812. I see the bad water inside the pan, but can't get to it

  • rjmservices
    rjmservices Sep 25, 2012

    Please let me know if it is the compressor. I have the same problem. People keep saying it's the drip pan. The pan and the hose are completely clean. It just seems to be the compressor making the smell.

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Call the repairman back and say forget it ,on the motor youll see a flat pan ,like a cookie sheet on top ,the excess water from the freezer drains into a tube and into that pan as the motor gets hot it evaporates the water,just clean the pan,shut down fridge,unplug and let motor cool,clean the pan and tell hubby not to waste good beer lol

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Roman

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