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Author Topic: Maytag fridge - intermittent burning garbage smell inside  (Read 1030 times)

Offline hystat

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Maytag fridge - intermittent burning garbage smell inside
« on: October 11, 2015, 09:34:37 AM »

About every 2nd day.... you open the door and everything stinks. The smell is really obnoxious, like burning plastic  and garbage. It's a 6 year old Maytag basic fridge with the freezer on the bottom.

checked all the usual suspects like compressor start relay and it was fine (despite the smell being inside, not out). The evap was heavily frosted up initially, so I forced a cycle of the defroster and all seemed to be working well - no smell when defroster on really. Evap fan motor looks and feels fine. Light sockets all fine in fridge and freezer. I even took the jazz board out and smelled it - no issue there.

We had a milk leak a few weeks back. thought it was all cleaned. dunno...

« Last Edit: October 11, 2015, 09:35:34 AM by hystat »