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Strong smell coming from vent in both side of refg. smell like chemicals i have removed every thing and clean also use baking soda

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Possible that the fan is burning or the heater is burning or there is a gas leak. Put the fridge off and notice if the strong smell comes off. If so it can be even if the motor windings are hot or the capacitor is leaking but that would be only on the outside.
After the fridge has cooled off , clean the vents after opening the freezer covers to get access to the vent fan. checck for any signs of smell inside , if so you can identify but also check if of the components are hot .
Now use a good perfumed cleaner, use of baking soda is also good , but by smeeling if you notice that the smell came from the vent, keep an open view.
Now put the frdge back in action and check, this time your senses can guide you to the fault area.
This first hand info must be the guide but what needs to be done if the smeel is starting to come from the vent is to get access to the point of intensity to finalise. It can be the fan or wires shorting with frost on the plastics.
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Posted on Aug 31, 2010

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