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Whirlpool WRN32rwg6 - Motor's still running but fridge is warm and there's a chemical smell coming from inside fridge/freezer (gas leak?). The light in the fridge also stopped working at the same time the fridge warmed up. Help!

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Make sure you hold the door switch closed too check if the evaporator fan is working also check if the evaporator coils are froeen up..

Posted on Sep 15, 2007

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SOURCE: Chemical smell from refridgerator

Most refrigerator use R22 freon and this stuf does not smell very much. Maybe there is some milk or blood comming from a leakink pack, that entered between interior panel joints. Try placing an opened Harm & Hammer soda box; this could catch the odors. If after a week or so, this did not resolved this issue, I one had to replace some mineral wool (insulation) that as been contaminated with rotten food.

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SOURCE: Ice and Refrigerator and Freezer smell like alcohol chemical

All items stored in the refrigerator and freezer should be stored in sealed packaging. Frost free refrigerator operate with a very low humidity and will pick up odors from products. Somewhat of an ozone smell will be in some frozen foods. This is a normal condition. Deodorizing packs are available on the market to absorb odors. Baking soda does the job in most cases.

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SOURCE: fridge is warm even when i adjust temp. control.freezer is good.

if your fridge has 2 set of dials one numbers and the other letters than you need to adjust the dial that has letters on it. If the fan in your freezer is not blowing, then it won't force the cold air from the freezer to the fridge. Make sure fan blows then adjust the letter knob.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirpool fridge is warm, freezer is working

Check the back wall of the freezer compartment for ice buildup. Sounds like you have a defrost issue.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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