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Frigidaire model #FRT21IL6jm2 tray underneath fridge has a foul odor. Does not seem like tray is removable . Please help can't stand the smell.

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Probably getting a new Fridge-mother doesn't want to continue to deal with repairs. Thanks anyway.

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clean it with baking soda hot water and hair dryer

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SOURCE: Foul dead animal smell from kenmoore side by side refrigerator/ice maker

I'm sorry that I don't have a solution, but we have the exact same problem with an older model KitchenAid side-by-side. Did you get this problem solved? If so, can you share what you did?

Posted on Oct 27, 2010

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Bad odor from plastic tray underneath refer


Depending on the model the tray may or may not be removable.

Try removing the front grille located below the doors close to the floor, typically this will pull off with a little force on ends. The pan if accessible should be on the left or center. If it is not removable you may be able to put some cleaner into the pan from the front.

If it is not accessible from the front you will need to roll the frig out and remove the back panel once you unplug the power cord. The panel on the rear near the bottom may look like a piece of cardboard but is important to put back.

Apr 18, 2010 | Frigidaire FRT21H8 Top Freezer...

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Bad odor in refrigerators...


Many face the problem of bad odor in refrigerators. Here are few simple tricks to get the problem of bad odor solved:

  1. Keep an open box of baking soda inside the fridge it will absorb the foul smell.
  2. Place newspaper made into balls all over your fridge and freezer so that it is completely covered.Spray the newspaper with water until it is completely wet.
  3. Allow the fridge to run as normal for five days. During this time, the combination of evaporating water and paper will soak up the nasty smell. It should be noted that you will have to turn your freezer to the lowest setting to avoid getting frozen.
  4. Buy some freshly ground coffee.Dump 1 to 2 cups of the coffee grounds on a large plate and spread them around. Use multiple plates if the smells are extreme.Place the plate on the center shelf.Close the refrigerator for 24 to 48 hours.Dispose of the coffee grounds.
  5. Cut a lemon in half and put it in there - it will absorb the smells and make it clean smelling.
  6. Last but not least ....Empty contents of fridge wipe out with warm water and a little lemon juice then cover a tray or plate with kitchen foil and fill with charcoal put in fridge over night and the charcoal absorb es all nasty ouders then in morning remove plate or tray.It should have no smells at all.
Thank you for this opportunity t post few tips which i know. I think all the above are home made tips and anyone can try it out who are facing the problem of bad odor in their refrigerator..

on Oct 18, 2009 | Kenmore 50522 / 50524 Side by Side...

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Odor coming from bottom of fridge


sound like drain blocked clean out with clorine bleach (not to be used inside frige/freezer). are you trying to grow your own pennicillin.?

Feb 11, 2010 | Frigidaire 20.6 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

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Foul odor from front load washing machine


Front loaders are known for building up mold and the smell.
It’s caused by using liquid detergent which is made from animal fat. Use powder. And use the minimum amount.
It’s caused by using fabric softener. Dilute it 50/50 with water.
It’s caused by the water remaining in the tub between washes. Leave the door open to allow it to dry. .
Pull the rubber door seal back and clean the mold off .

Nov 06, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Odor in my home


There may be mildew on the condensor (the big radiator inside the attic) and/or the water drip tray underneath it may not be fully draining causing the odor.
Your senses get "used" to the odor. Your brain will mask it so that you will be able to sense other odors.

Replace the return air filter more often. clean the airway taht the filter covers. Spray Lysol will help temporarily.
You must check the condensor & water drip pan.


Sep 28, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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Foul burning odor


you could possible be right on if your frig has an electronic disp control put your nose their and sniff if seem close to what you earlier smelled you solved your problem pcb control '

Aug 20, 2009 | Kenmore 73502 / 73504 / 73509 Bottom...

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Foul dead animal smell from kenmoore side by side refrigerator/ice maker


I'm sorry that I don't have a solution, but we have the exact same problem with an older model KitchenAid side-by-side. Did you get this problem solved? If so, can you share what you did?

May 27, 2009 | Kenmore 50522 / 50524 Side by Side...

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There is a sour smell that comes out of the bottom front of my fridge. It is a side by side Frigidaire with an ice maker. It does not smell inside, only the exhaust air and it smells up my kitchen. I have...


There is drip tray underneath the unit. Depending on model, there are multiple ways to access. This tray needs cleaning regularly. Once clean, sprinkle in Baking Soda to keep odors down. Cleeaning this on a regular basis is the only way to beat this smell.

May 15, 2009 | Frigidaire FRS26H5AS Side by Side...

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Bad smell


clean it with baking soda hot water and hair dryer

Feb 27, 2009 | Frigidaire FRT21H8 Top Freezer...

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Odor coming from back of fridge


This is very unusual, most of the time when I get complaints about odor it's form the inside of the cabinet. This should be easy enough to solve though. The odor is likely from dust accumulated underneath, or from something in the drain pan. If the unit has visible fiberglass insulation underneath you should replace it with new because, even if the source of the odor has been removed, the insulation can still contain it.
Unplug the refrigerator, take off the kick plate and rear cover. Clean and vacuum the entire under- carriage, condenser, fan, and condensation evaporator tray.
Be gentle with the components though, especially the capillary tube ( a pipe about the size of a 14 gauge copper wire )

Jan 06, 2009 | KitchenAid Superba Architect KSCS25INSS...

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