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New Refrigerator Smell

I have a brand new refrigerator (about a week and a half). I have noticed a chemical smell in the freezer and the refrigerator (more so in the freezer). I have tried baking soda and vinegar. The smell, however, doesn't seem to come from the visible plastic interior, but from the AIR when the fan blows. It smells like some kind of chemical from within. It is a little less than it was initially, but it is still there. I am not sure what is causing it or if it will go away. For the moment, I am not putting food in the refrigerator or freezer because I am concerned that it might be unhealthy. The compressor is also quite noisy. Your input is very much appreciated!

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A bad chemical smell In the fridge is a waste of time it'll never go away

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Is the problem more in the freezer than the fridge section. If it is it is possible that on a defrost cycle the heaters which warm the coil may have warped and ar heating something they shouldnt. Another possibility is if there is something in the condensate tray (where the water collects) or something touching the compressor which runs very hot, or even the compressor relay if it is a 'plastic' smell. Smells are notoriously bad things to trace as engineers normally turn up when the smell is either gone or so faint as to not to detect. All I can suggest is trying to narrow the search area as much as you can and hopefully youll find it. Hope this is of some help.

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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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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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Probably getting a new Fridge-mother doesn't want to continue to deal with repairs. Thanks anyway.

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hi,there,
well you gonna do is pull out all stuff inside freezer check any stuff that are with chemical substances, can good are open and expire if none., fine if you will not use it until you confirm the chemical substance that might contaminate your food.,have defrost and clean freezer mostly,then switch on again observed .,if necessary wipe it by w/ foam soap bubble inside feerezer if the is a bubbling and hizzing sound that the sign of leak on evaporator fin,you can notice if ther is a low cooling effect unyil cooling is gone,call service center have it replace your evaporator and check on the other compartment,if there an hizzing sound,if nothign just clean and have put a new staff better not to use the old one for saty precaution,have a nice day.

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hi,there,
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