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Old 10-02-2020, 07:21 AM   #1
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Refrigerator smell.

Refrigerator smell.
We unfortunately had a breakdown in June 6 weeks later after returning to the motorhome to bring her back home from South Carolina. We found we left a pound of hamburger in the freezer which was the worst smell ever. We have sense tried all kinds of chemicals and products to get the smell out we have use Clorox and bleach and let it soak for days and then wiped back out. But we still have the odor in the freezer. Anybody have any good ideas and how to get this odor out of there besides replacing the unit?
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An ozone generator may be a good way, some small air cleaners include one built in. Before you condemn the fridge, turn it on and let it freeze, the smell may be greatly reduced when it's cold. Something like these, put it in the fridge, plug it in and close the door. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=ozone+gen...83&ref=sr_pg_2
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Old 10-02-2020, 08:39 AM   #3
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I used coffee grounds when we had a similar issue with salmon. I covered the bottom of the freezer with the grounds, especially the corners and changed them out every other day for a week. After the week, the odor was gone.
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Old 10-02-2020, 09:06 AM   #4
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Try baking soda . Look for Arm & Hammer Fridge -n-Freezer . I would put four boxes in there and give it a few days .
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An ozone generator may be a good way, some small air cleaners include one built in. Before you condemn the fridge, turn it on and let it freeze, the smell may be greatly reduced when it's cold. Something like these, put it in the fridge, plug it in and close the door. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=ozone+gen...83&ref=sr_pg_2
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You may also try your local ServPro service and/or crime scene services/undertaker - you basically had a dead body aging in the fridge and they may have solutions to the issues...
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YEP...coffee grounds (fresh unused LOL) will absorb the smell

Bleach solution will disinfect/sanitize ...lightly spray/wipe down/rinse
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Blood probably ran into cracks and joints. Use Hydrogen Peroxide, just pour some onto the floor of the freezer and let sit for a day. Wash all other surfaces with H202 also.
A side benefit of eliminating the odor, everything is also sterilized.
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