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Old 11-28-2007, 06:17 AM   #1
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First, Congratulations on the new Tiffin Motorhomes Owners Forum. We wish you well and great continued success.

That said,!!!

We returned last nite about 6 pm, and discovered our Dometic refrigerator was out.

Discussed the symptoms with a Dometic Doctor and the belief is the cooling system sprung a leak. There was a smell of ammonia in the outside compartment behind the fridge.

The Good -

Dometic is going to cover replacement of the cooling system under warranty.

The Bad -

The Dometic Doc I talked to last nite refuses to do any more warranty work for Dometic.

The Ugly -

The fridge must have expired right after we left for our trip. In the freezer compartment was some meat and FISH. Yep, guess what it smells like when we open the freezer door???

The Very Good -

Dometic is going to take care of the replacement under warranty. Register RV has already ordered the replacement unit from Atlanta, and it should arrive by Friday. The day after the replacement arrives, Register RV is going to install it.

The VERY VERY GOOD!!!

We hope. All goes well. We have to meet our son and his fiancee in Texas on December 10.

So, if all goes according to Hoyle, and the mother of all assumptions does not have an impact, then hopefully we will not have skipped a beat!

NOW, does anyone know what to use to get rid of a very FISHY SMELL in a freezer compartment. I am thinking lemon........

I have heard tomato juice works on Skunk, not the same family, but they are twins in the smell department.

Even when things don't go right, they seem to work out. Don't want to be Pollyanish about it, but!!!!!!!

Me thinks there really are folks out there that still give a "holy smoke", and are just good folks. This is our second experience with Register RV, and they have been very responsive on both occasions.

Disclaimer - I am not a relative or anyway related to Register RV. They have just conducted business the way we hope businesses would. Even if we hit a snag, (keeping fingers crossed), I know by taking specific steps this is and will not be the end of the world.

Are we still having fun???? Yep!!!

Could someone please share a method to get rid of the FISH SMELL??????? You will forever be in the prayers of my DW, and earn another notch on your halo! PLEEEEASE!!! I like fish, but!!!

Thank you in advance.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:17 AM   #2
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First, Congratulations on the new Tiffin Motorhomes Owners Forum. We wish you well and great continued success.

That said,!!!

We returned last nite about 6 pm, and discovered our Dometic refrigerator was out.

Discussed the symptoms with a Dometic Doctor and the belief is the cooling system sprung a leak. There was a smell of ammonia in the outside compartment behind the fridge.

The Good -

Dometic is going to cover replacement of the cooling system under warranty.

The Bad -

The Dometic Doc I talked to last nite refuses to do any more warranty work for Dometic.

The Ugly -

The fridge must have expired right after we left for our trip. In the freezer compartment was some meat and FISH. Yep, guess what it smells like when we open the freezer door???

The Very Good -

Dometic is going to take care of the replacement under warranty. Register RV has already ordered the replacement unit from Atlanta, and it should arrive by Friday. The day after the replacement arrives, Register RV is going to install it.

The VERY VERY GOOD!!!

We hope. All goes well. We have to meet our son and his fiancee in Texas on December 10.

So, if all goes according to Hoyle, and the mother of all assumptions does not have an impact, then hopefully we will not have skipped a beat!

NOW, does anyone know what to use to get rid of a very FISHY SMELL in a freezer compartment. I am thinking lemon........

I have heard tomato juice works on Skunk, not the same family, but they are twins in the smell department.

Even when things don't go right, they seem to work out. Don't want to be Pollyanish about it, but!!!!!!!

Me thinks there really are folks out there that still give a "holy smoke", and are just good folks. This is our second experience with Register RV, and they have been very responsive on both occasions.

Disclaimer - I am not a relative or anyway related to Register RV. They have just conducted business the way we hope businesses would. Even if we hit a snag, (keeping fingers crossed), I know by taking specific steps this is and will not be the end of the world.

Are we still having fun???? Yep!!!

Could someone please share a method to get rid of the FISH SMELL??????? You will forever be in the prayers of my DW, and earn another notch on your halo! PLEEEEASE!!! I like fish, but!!!

Thank you in advance.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:59 AM   #3
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I'm sorry to hear about the fish smell. I would imagine that is not a very nice smell to have in the coach. I am shortcutting this post to general discussion to see if you get more input.
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:03 AM   #4
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I've used kitty litter with great success for removing un wanted odors from most everything. Place it on a paper plate and put it where ever needed. Baking soda also will help the frig. We used the kitty litter method to remove the smoke smell from our summer home after the fires of 2001. Good luck !!
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:07 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">does anyone know what to use to get rid of a very FISHY SMELL in a freezer compartment </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I can't blame you for wanting to salvage the unit,instead of total replacement. However, that may prove to be the only lasting solution.

In addition to the other remedies already mentioned, you could also try placing unused ground coffee on a paper plate.

When/if NONE of these remedies work,even after leaving them for an extended time, you will have to do what almost everyone down here in Katrina-ville had to do...just throw the whole unit away and start over. Sorry. ED
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:17 AM   #6
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Baking soda helps to remove odors.

How about a salt water wipe? If I recall when you have a fishy frying pan that needs to be cleaned you toss some salt in the soapy water and the odor goes away. Maybe a salt water rubdown of the walls (followed by a clean rinse later) might help?
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:42 AM   #7
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Thanks for placing this where you think best.

Also, thanks for the good ideas.

You may have something with the saltwater. I recall leaving some fish in a fishbox once over a weekend. It was ripe,,,but did go away.

As long as the box is warranted, I think I'll keep it and try to take care of the fish aroma.

You may be right, if DW is still complaining about the fish smell next christmas, I'll probably break down and get her a new one. LOL

Thanks to all.
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:57 PM   #8
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If all fails , try your local pet supply. Ask for a product called Natures mirical, it is for removing dog and cat urine odors, DW sprays me with it on occasion too.
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:27 AM   #9
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Did you mention to Dometic the loss of food and odor probelm?? They may have had a few suggestions as well.

Here is a link for info some other remedies:How to get rid of fish smell
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Thanks for the suggestions.

We are still working on it, and have received some good ideas.

I'll post the final results.

Thanks Again,

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Just got a call from Register RV, the new cooling unit arrived.

They scheduled installation for tomorrow.

Thanks again for the suggestions and input.

The aroma continues to subside.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SideRoads:
Just got a call from Register RV, the new cooling unit arrived.

They scheduled installation for tomorrow.

Thanks again for the suggestions and input.

The aroma continues to subside. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

A bowl of clear amonia on one of the lower shelves and then after a few days remove it and replace with a few paper plates loaded with untreated charcoal briquetts.
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Kitty litter works. I read on one of the forums to take pages of a newspaper and then balling/crunching them up. Then fill the freezer with them. Might be worth a try.
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