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How can I fix the bad smell coming from my Fridge freezer?

I have a Daewoo American Style Fridge Freezer, FRSU20DCI. Two days ago I woke up to a bad smell that I thought was coming from my boiler. An engineer came this morning to check it out but said there was nothing wrong with the boiler or the central heating, he thought the smell was coming from the back of the fridge freezer. It does seem to be coming from there. What can be done to get rid of the bad smell coming from the back of my fridge freezer.



Barbara
December 2015


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Also - sniff around the electrical sockets and light fittings in the room - with the passage of time electrical fittings deteriorate and give off a fishy smell (aliphatic amines) - time and heat are the causes.

If the wall socket or the plug has a bad connection heat will be generated which will cause a problem like you report.

If it's fishy then it will be electrical - if it's bad eggs then a fridge hygiene issue as below...

Good Luck....
December 2015

Get round the back. Look at the compressor, on top of which there is probably an evaporation tray. This catches condensation from inside the fridge / freezer and the heat from the compressor evaporates it.

There is probably food residue found its way down the condensate drain path and into the tray.

Clean the drain tube and the tray.

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December 2015

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