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Have a Kenmore model 106.5702602 side-by-side for 1 year and can't get rid of freezer odor...have tried everything and can't put anything in freezer that isn't affected by this smell. Help!

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The air blows from freezer to fridge side and then returns from fridge to freezer,so it could be and usually is something on fridge side causing odors or funny tasting ice cubes,check under bottom draws on fridge side,what kind of odor is it?

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