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There is a smell coming from the back of the fridge freezer,its a funny smell,sometimes you can smell it inside the fridge too, it seems to get stronger when the fridge is cooling more(as its a frost free version, u can hear it strting up and going off )please help?

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I presume you have a house hold fridge if so you could be smelling a freon leak. It is a repulsive smell and you would notice it more during the cooling cycle. Is there any oily film inside or on the back of the fridge if so that is another sign. If you have a Recreational Vehicle it will smell more like ammonia and have yellow residue

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