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I've had my fridge for about 15 months. Woke up today to a strange burning plastic smell coming from my refrigerator .Frigidaire Model #FRT1856JB4 SERIAL #BA92005651 I unplugged it fearing that it would catch fire, should I try to get it repaired? or just buy a new one?

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SOURCE: Whirlpool GC5SHEXN Side by Side Refrigerator burning smell

How long had it been plugged in when you started to smell the burn. What kind of burn do you smell, is it an electrical burning smell or a smoldering dust burning smell.
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Posted on Nov 22, 2007

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As an appliance tech myself, it sounds like the relays have gone bad, the burning smell or sometimes a hmmmm then a click sound can be heard when the relays are out. The appliance place that you took your appliance to should have been able to fix it pretty quick. Questions? Visit my web site at www.GofarAppliance.com (the houston link has more info).. ALSO, all who read this and visit my website ARE more than welcome to CALL me if you have questions. We service appliances mainly in the houston area.

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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SOURCE: Burning plastic smell INSIDE refrigerator

look for a door/light switch, and depress it do the lights go out?? bad switch will keep the lights on and melt plastic lens covers.. could also be nothing and you happened to open open the door right as a defrost cycle was completing( there is a heating elemnt in your freezer) watch your dairy, ice cream nad milk are real good indicators of refrigeration issues. as far as runnig all the time no real" time limit" as to how long it should be running.

Posted on Mar 04, 2008

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Repair it if it is under warranty UNLESS you can go without a fridge for a couple of days before they get you a new one.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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I may have found the problem. I pulled out the Fridge again. The odor was in the water pan.

What I found was that the cooling grills in the front was caked with dust. I vacumed this area but it was not until I got down with a flash light and saw this issue. I took a small duster that uses static to pull the dust out. There was a lot. I will see if the smell starts up again.

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