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Old 05-27-2014, 08:52 AM   #1
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Unhappy Stinky refrigerator

My wife and i took short trip (150 miles) to visit our son and wife several weeks ago. Both of us ended up not feeling well so came home little early and in process of unloading trailer we ended up leaving pound of ground beef nicely wrapped in the freezer door of refrigerator. Needless to say after several days with door not shut tight we had some odor. finally after weeks we finally found source of odor. Have tried soap and water and baking soda sprinkled around but still have odor. Just wondering if anyone else has had such experience or suggestions on ridding the refrigerator of odor, Thanks for any thoughts you may have in advance. Jack and Judy

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Old 05-27-2014, 08:58 AM   #2
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Try some oven cleaner on rag.

It attacks anyrhing organic and will not hurt the plastic.

Lots of paper on floor and rinse well.

Wipe wirh wet rag and rinse water in bucket.

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Old 05-27-2014, 09:30 AM   #3
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I think I'd try a strong bleach solution and then put a fan on that baby for a few days.

http://febreze.com/en-US/collections/heavy-duty This stuff works too.
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:53 AM   #4
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dry coffee grounds for a couple of days
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:53 AM   #5
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Try vinegar. An excellent natural cleaner and disinfectant.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:36 PM   #6
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Use Bathroom Cleaner

Did same thing. Had same problem. We finally used Scrubbing Bubbles with bleach. Immediately got rid of problem. We laid down news paper and then sprayed and let stand for 15 minutes. We then just used a cloth and some spray cleaner to remove the bleach odor. As well, Scrubbing Bubbles is the best awning cleaner, I have ever found.

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Thanks for all your suggestions. Will try the bleach solution as we have that on hand along with scrubbing bubbles. good lesson on not being in a hurry on return home. Be sure to look closely in little trays. Thanks again Jack
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Another thing to try is fabric softener sheets. Toss a couple sheets in there for awhile after you get done with the cleaning.
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We always wad a bunch of newspaper up and stuff it in the refer when we are not using the coach. Keeps it very fresh smelling.
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Old 05-31-2014, 05:24 AM   #10
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X2 on Scrubbing Bubbles, or Clorox Cleanup. We always use that before we store when we clean everything out.

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Check out a product called OdoBan, I believe home depot carries it now. Great disinfectant and odor eliminator
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thanks for all suggestions. We have tried all the clorox , scrubbing bubble , vinegar but havent solved the stink yet . havent tried the odoban but will see if i can find some. Have talked to a fire and restoration man and he says he has a product that has worked on similer case . Think we need something to use that can be left in freezer compartment for a few days and allowed more time. Odor seems to be worse when you turn unit on and freezer gets cold. But heres hoping something will help eliminate it. Sure dont want to put anything in there with that odor there. Thanks again Jack
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If it was in the door then remove door and place in a good sunny spot to bake it out maybe.
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You will have to throw the refer out. Two sticks of dynamite under and in it in an open field should do the trick. Our next door neighbor had outside storage freezer and the plug socket went. He didn't discover it until a smell leaked out the door of freezer. It was estimated to be maybe 30 days out of freeze. I can still smell it in my dreams when I think about it. Nothing would cure that,probably not even a burial.

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