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Supurba refrigerator dirty coils strange sickly sweet rotting small. How do I clean the coils..used a vacuum on front coils but am unable to get to the rest. What is the smell? It is coming from the outside of the unit. Thank you

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Try baking soda. Inside and out. Remember to change. You could try emptying the unit and leaving it open with a fan circulating the air for a few days (don't forget to keep the baking soda in the unit). The smell has most likely absorbed into the insulation of the unit and when it's running and closed up it's keeping whatever's in there fresh (alive). It could be the unit sat for a long time with no power and the doors closed and some sort of bacteria started to grow (usually in the insulation, lots of holes to call home and reproduce). I have had to set units outside remove the covers inside (exposing the insulation) , soak with a mild bleach mixture using a sprayer and let soak for an hour or so, rinse and then let dry with a fan blowing on it for a couple of days and then restart the unit once it's dry. Do not do this while the unit is plugged in. Unplug it and take it outside.

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One of the most common causes of refrigerator inefficiency is dirty condenser coils. These are located on the bottom of the refrigerator behind the front kick panel. A small fan (usually in the back of the unit behind the coils) draws air over the coils to cool them and condense the freon back to a liquid to be recycled through the refrigeration loop. You would not believe how much dust and dirt can accumulate on these coils in a relatively short period of time.

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