There is in a odor in the freezer/firdge and the ice that smells fishy. We have thoroughly cleaned it out and dumped the ice repeatadly but oder persists. The ice smells even after I take it out of the freezer which makes me think it is related to the water supply making the ice and cooling the refrigerator.
I had a side by side refrigerator with an Ice maker from Sears. The ice it makes smell fishy so bad that I could not use to drink with anything else but throw away to the plants. So I unscrewed the ice maker . It is not that bad, but quite simple to take it out. I noticed rusted pieces of metal generating strong fishy smell. I could not get rid of rust with soap, detergent, oil so I wrap it in plastic bag then screw it back into the refrigerator. Screwing back the ice maker. Voila. The smell is going away. The ice is good. Pina Colada and Daiquiri here we go .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
You will have to conceder that ice cubes are like sponges. They will absorb odors from food or items within the unit. If the water entering the unit has no odor, the smells are from the food or liner within the unit. Here is a science experiment for you, try fresh coffee grounds, use this in both sections in an open container and the coffee smell will over power the smells but will absorb in the ice cubes. This will prove this issue. Consider using a deodorizer in the unit to absorb odors from uncovered foods and placed in both section within the unit. I hope this helps. Good Luck
Make sure you wash the refrigerator and freezer with a baking soda and water solution.
Then, place a few charcoal briquets in the fridge and freezer areas. The charcoal will absorb odors. It works wonders.
In one month, you can remove the briquets and scrape the outer layer off to renew the usefulness of the charcoal.
Unplug first. You will need to clean the inside of the refrigerator and the freezer with a good cleaner and warm water. After this you need to remove the rear panel in the back of the freezer and spray water with Clorox on the evaporator coil and pour some of the solution down the defrost condensate drain to disinfect and remove the odors that drain down that hole to be evaporated and returned to the air in your home. That should take care of the fish smell, Please rate my solution, Thanks, Sea Breeze
Clean the refrigerator thoroughly fresh food and freezer under all drawers. Then place charcoal briquettes in each 8 or 10 total. 4 or 5 in the bottom of the fresh food section. leave the for several days. If that doesnt take away the smell consider if a mouse may have gotten into a fan blade and well that can create a really bad smell.
Sounds like mold. I'd try Lysol or one of the other products that claims to treat the odor cause in the air. Spray a quantity into the empty fridge and freezer and turn it on. Let the fans spread the stuff around. Try to find the internal vents which seem to pull air into the coils to spray into.