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Old 08-14-2016, 03:31 PM   #1
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Fridge failed...big mess

Well the worst happened...had RV parked at house plugged in and fridge failed. Not sure what happened yet but had chicken in there...lets just say smell and mess...complete with maggots was gross. Anyone have any helpful cleaning hints? I'm ready to buy new fridge.
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Old 08-14-2016, 03:56 PM   #2
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2 things may help,,, one is a thick layer of baking soda for a couple of days then repeat"....."..second. Try activated charcoal placed in unit for several days. Hope this helps you. Cheaper than a new fridge!
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Old 08-14-2016, 04:03 PM   #3
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I would scrub the fridge out with soap and bleach water, then use the baking soda or charcoal. The smell is from bacteria, which is more of a health hazard than the smell.
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Old 08-14-2016, 04:12 PM   #4
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Have cleaned with bleach several times today. Baking soda is great idea and will do that next. I'm also calling my insurance company....I know a new fridge is expensive but I need peace of mind. Thanks for suggestions!!
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Old 08-14-2016, 04:17 PM   #5
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Clean out with Odoban available from most big box stores.
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Old 08-14-2016, 04:44 PM   #6
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If the fridge fail, don't you need a new one, anyway?
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Old 08-14-2016, 07:25 PM   #7
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Fridge failed for reason unknown...works now. I plan to discuss with insurance company tomorrow. Not sure if they will cover it. Still need to remedy smell either way until can replace.
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Old 08-14-2016, 07:38 PM   #8
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Combine 1/2 quart hydrogen peroxide, 1/8 cup of baking soda, and 1 teaspoon liquid dish washing soap in an open container.

This process is renowned for removing skunk smell, and will work in your case too. The smell is destroyed via oxidation, which this mixture provides in abundance.
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