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Please help, this smell in my fridge is driving me crazy...

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Blossomhill Sat 11-Jun-05 20:15:58

My fridge smells of fish and there is nothing I can do to get rid of it.
The fridge is a year old and one day it just had this awful smell that wafts out and can be stronger some times than others iykwim
I have taken it all out and scrubbed it twice. Cleaned the filter, chopped an onion and even put lemon in there to get rid of the smell.
Anyone that has any idea what it could be I will love and be in debt forever. It is driving me insane!!!!!!!!!!!

Newbarnsleygirl Sat 11-Jun-05 20:17:09

Is it a fridge Freezer?

If so could it be something in your freezer?

swiperfox Sat 11-Jun-05 20:17:11

could any fish have been dropped down the back?

WigWamBam Sat 11-Jun-05 20:17:31

Fishy smells often come from electrical faults - can you get someone to check it out for you?

happymerryberries Sat 11-Jun-05 20:17:45

Bicaronate of soda absorbs a lot of smells

SenoraPostrophe Sat 11-Jun-05 20:18:10

did you clean it out with a solution of bicarbonate of soda?

Also is it one that has a pipe that runs down the back with the condensation water? If so there may be something stuck in there. You can clear it buy blowing hard at the mouth of the pipe (you may need to wedge a straw in there first).

Blossomhill Sat 11-Jun-05 20:23:31

Oh I knew I could rely on you lot

Yes it's a fridge freezer nbg.
Oh I am worried now wwb, could it be danegrous?
hmb and sp - will get some b.o.s, thanks.
swiper - will check the pipe to see. The straw sounds like a good idea sp

SenoraPostrophe Sat 11-Jun-05 20:26:29

wwb do you mean the smell of ozone? It's not really fishy - more sort of burnt air (like the smell in the air after a storm. In fact it is the smell in the air after a storm). I've never heard of any other smells being caused by electrical faults.

madmarchhare Sat 11-Jun-05 20:29:54

I'm sure Ive come across the fishy smell with an electrical fault before as well.

Blossomhill Sat 11-Jun-05 20:32:13

It smells like tuna, that's the only way I can describe it.

WigWamBam Sat 11-Jun-05 20:34:47

I checked with dh (chartered electrical engineer) in case I was misleading you, and he says that electrical faults can definitely smell fishy.

Blossomhill Sun 12-Jun-05 11:03:53

Thanks wwb. So do I just get an electrician to check it over?

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