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My Samsung refrigerator SR394NW bought on 2008 giving faint burning smell from fridge section. I cleaned up the whole fridge thinking it might be some rotten food there but there was no rotten food and the fridge is not overloaded. I noticed this smell since last night and worried if something of great concern. Please please please help me as i live in a small unit with 2 little kids. I would appreciate an early response.Thanks

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You may be detecting leaking refrigerant.

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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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Is the unit working ok I think tech17 is trying to find out if you have a freon leak inside the unit??

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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.

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try putting crumpled newspaper in it daily to get rid of the smell, the coolant if leaking should not cause any horrible smell, Freon they use today has very little smell to it. Frost free units have heaters and fans in them to keep them frost free. It could be that a fan quit and the heater overheated something around it."

Let me know if this helps, good luck

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Check the lower door gasket and clean if necessary. Check the drain pan under the refrigerator on left side bottom behind the toe plate below the door. Clean if necessary.

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