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Offline Ronyeager

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KitchenAid Fridge SMELLS!
« on: June 28, 2011, 07:31:09 AM »

I got a hold of a kitchenAid Fridge.  It is about 11 years old, but, in my small experience I have found that this kind of fridge can be a mini gold mine for me.  I just need to give it a little bit of lovin' and people seem to jump all over them when I am through with it. 

BUT, the freezer smells like ass.  Anyone know what would cause the freezer to smell so badly and what the best way to make it smell fresh n' clean again is?

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Re: KitchenAid Fridge SMELLS!
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 08:19:28 AM »
Take it outside and hose it down. Clean it up real good with diluted clorox and dry it out then put some newspaper in it and let it sit in the back yard a week or 2, then toss the newspaper and add some more for another day or 2 and then toss that and add in a box of baking soda and plug er back in.
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Re: KitchenAid Fridge SMELLS!
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 09:57:37 AM »
Remove the bottom panel of the freezer, probably something growing under there.  Activated charcoal works really well for absorbing odors.  Buy it online or at the pet store.

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Re: KitchenAid Fridge SMELLS!
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 03:44:10 PM »
Small glass tray with 1/4 cup of water, add a teaspoon of vanilla. Let it run for a couple days.

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Re: KitchenAid Fridge SMELLS!
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 05:28:43 PM »
Charcoal briquettes work fine.
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Offline Kstang69

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Re: KitchenAid Fridge SMELLS!
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2017, 11:56:50 PM »
living air  model xl15    over night with frig running  removes all odors 
   this is how much it will do freezer unplugged with the left over thanksgiving turkeys(employer provided)  it was unplugged close to a month the turkeys had doubled in size  like 6 bloated turkeys  the goo from them started seeping out of the freezer we could not find the source of the smell for weeks as their was a ceiling fan directly overhead.  once found 3 of 5 of us that tried to dolly the freezer out of the used show room were dry heaving finally the bosses son grabbed it and got it to the parking lot and dumpster  he pitched the turkeys in the dumpster and hosed it out.  this guy was so tight  he wouldn't here of scrapping it.
  that freezer took two days of ionic bombardment to get the rotten turkey smell out but afterword you would never know
 im on the great lakes so people sometimes have fish in the freezer when it quits this machine even get out bad fish smell overnight and it never comes back not even a hint. ions and ozone kills any bacteria  if concentrated enough

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