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There is a strong odor coming from the freezer something like a fish smell or a burnt wire. The ice maker is working ok and the fan blows air just fine and the freezer and refrigerator are operating just fine but there is this very strong odor both top and botton....freezer on the bottom. I have checked many times and there is no bad food spoiling to make this odor and we keep the coils on the bottom clean so it runs as efficiently as possible. The odor is so far not affecting the taste of the food or water stored in the fridge. This unit is approximately 10 years old and have never had a problem with it. There has never been this odor before either. The external fan in the back of the fridge on the bottom seems to be operating with no problem as well. I don't know if the fan inside is burning out or maybe it's the compressor but this odor is very strong when you open the fridge or freezer but cannot smell anything on the outside with the doors shut. What do you think it could be?...thanks for your help

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Hi,
The smell could either be the fan motor or the defrost heating coil...
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