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Bad smell that won't go away

Hello. Had some fish in the fridge for only 2 days, didn't go bad, didn't leak out. But now I've had a lingering fish odor for 3 weeks. Pulled everything out and cleaned thoroughly, twice, boxes of baking soda, etc. Now smell is in the freezer as well. Is there any filters I'm missing? It is a 10-15 year old Amana side by side that has performed very well. Help!

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Try a bowl of white vinegar for a week or so. m just dont spill it!!

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SOURCE: refrigerator will not get cold, but freezer works

Do you know if the compressor in the back is running? If you can check that out get back to me and we can go from there. Most times if the fan in the freezer is running the defrost timer is ok.

Posted on Jul 12, 2007

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SOURCE: Refrigerator Smell

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.

Posted on Sep 15, 2007

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SOURCE: chemical odor...

Is the unit working ok I think tech17 is trying to find out if you have a freon leak inside the unit??

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Amana bottom drawer fridge/freezer combo

hi. thanks for the question . it sounds like you have a compressor problem . wich is under warranty from amana. great news get in touch with amana thanks the appliance doc

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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SOURCE: odor in fridge

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

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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