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The air itself blowing out of the fridge freezer smells like fish

It,only when it is blowing ,s the air that blows into the freezer that smells like fish

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These are no fun to clean. There is something in the defrost tray that is smelling. You need to post the make and model number and then get ready to unload the unit and take off the cover to get to the evaporator coils and clean them and the drain and tray.

Posted on Jan 13, 2016

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