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Our Maytag mfi2569vew has a terribly bad odor. I have cleaned everything out and cleaned the inside, the outside, the back, under the frig, taken the lower back off looked for a mouse, changed the filter and cannot find out where the odor is coming from. Do you have any idea what it could be.

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You can remove the acess panel from the back,the grill from the front, even pull out the drip pan from underneath.(small socket or nutdriver is all you need) Flood the area with light, (Unplug the unit first) and I bet you will find the culprit up under there somewhere.
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Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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Is there any chance that small food particles have simply fallen into the fan and now trapped near or behind the fan ?

If this is the case, the food may be lodged in such a way that either heat given off from the fan or the fact the food may not be getting cool/frozen any longer, may have sent the food bad and is now generating the smell you describe.

I don't know of any fridge gas that smells like fish or funk as you put it, most are fairly neutral smelling or odorless to a point and certainly would not smell the way you have described.

  • Make sure the area is well ventilated ( run a pedestal fan nearby or open a window ), fridge gas can be harmful, even in small amounts ( especially if you don't know you're breathing it ), and if the smell is as bad as you say, you may very well be gasping for air.
  • Always have someone nearby when you attempt to do your own repair work of this nature, you just never know when you might need their assistance.
  • If you plan on looking into the problem yourself, firstly ensure the fridge is off, and unplugged before sticking fingers anywhere near a fan - plastic or not, i have seen 4 inch biscuit fan take the tip off an index finger of in a fraction of a second, so don't think for a minute because it's plastic, it won't bite.
  • Do not use any sharp pointed or metal objects to remove the fan or it's plastic cover, use fingers or flat blunt objects that can not puncture the lining of the fridge itself.
  • ( trust me when i say i speak from experience on this )
  • Be extra careful when removing the shroud around the fan, it should simply either click in or there maybe small coverings, covering 3-4 screws around the unit.
  • Remove the fan cover, being again extra careful of the unit itself and check around with a flashlight and perhaps even a magnifying glass.
  • If you can not find any offending objects, it is probably best to replace the fan and shroud and call the repair guy.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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There Should Be A Grill On The Front Bottom Below The Door. Remove That And It Should Come Out Of The Right Side.

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use bleach straight bleach to clean it it will usually kill any odors coming from a refrigerator clean it both inside and out

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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clean it with baking soda hot water and hair dryer

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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