How to clean a Smelly Refrigerator? How to get rid of a stale fridge smell?

how to get rid of a bad fridge smell

For some reason our repairmen have been getting a lot of calls regarding a strange smell or odor that is coming from the fridge.
Usually what they do – ispect the interior of the fridge and the freezer compartment. Because all these problems heppen of the condensition that builds up in the moisture. When your freezer goes on the defrost cycle and the element starts to heat up then will start to cause the water and the moisture to go through the drain.


I'm gonna show you how to get rid the stale smell in your fridge before the master's inspection

Step 1: Empty your fridge and throw out any old food or leftovers that have been stored for more than 3 to 4 days. Place the food in the cool place and keep cool during cleaning.

Step 2: Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and wsh all surfaces with wild detergent mixed with warm water and wipe dry with a clean towel to remove germs and smells.

Step 3: To help control odors use warm water mixed with a baking soda. Solutions about 1 to 2 table spoons of baking soda mixed with a quarter of water.

Step 4: Put dry baking soda in a bowl and lay it on the bottom shelf of your fridge to absorb any lingering odors.

Step 5: Refill your fridge with items.

But, I want to add that sometimes such types of mixtures can fix the symptom, but it is not the root cause of the problem.

To actually fix this problem is to lift the fridge, push it on its back, tilt it, and find one screw that secures the drip pan to the frame underneath at the bottom. Or you need to push the fridge forward and inspect the drip pan.

Сleaning this drip pan will help solve your problem in 99% of cases

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