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While running I am getting a STRONG amonia smell not very nice was purchased from Home DEpot Huntsville Ontario Can Dec 10/09 and delivered a couple days later..800 # told to put baking soda crazey

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Strong ammonia smell from Amana refrigerator or any other refrigerator.This smell occurs due to refrigerant leaking from the compressor of refrigerator unit.If the leak is very small,then there are sealant available to stop this leak,But if the leak is major then the compressor needs to be replaced.Other thing if there is something kept in the fridge or freezer section and ammonia smell is coming due to that.Then check the food stuff first.Empty whole unit and notice the smell.But if this smell is not due to any food product.Then its confirm refrigerant leak.One more thing.As you mentioned in your question,that the unit was purchased on December 10-2009.So as per this date,the unit is under warranty.Because the refrigerator come with one year warranty and compressor has extended warranty of 3 to 5 years.The refrigerant is in the compressor section and it leaks from compressor..So compressor has to be replaced by the store,from where you got this.If not replaced,then at least this compressor leak has to be repaired by the service center.Just ask the store to get this problem cleared.Also dont use the refrigerator till this leak problem,does not get solved.If its used,then this can make the other parts in the refrigerator gets over heated and short.------------ But if the compressor refrigerant is got leaked and its capacity is checked low by the tech,then please dont try to refill the refrigerant manually.Because this is dangerous and its not advisable to refill the refrigerant in compressor,without proper tools and knowledge.Only HVAC certified tech can get this refrigerant refilled,if possible.Other wise new compressor is required.But claim warranty from the store,to get this part replaced.But after getting checked ,it comes that this is no compressor refrigerant leak and the smell is due to some food stuff remains in the refrigerator.Then in that case,your refrigerator unit needs full servicing. In servicing they will not replace any part,but just clean all the parts internally.And help you get rid of this strong ammonia smell.Full servicing can be done by any local refrigerator repair service store.Its near to 4 hours job to service the unit and reassemble its parts.-----------------this should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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