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Old 06-30-2016, 12:06 AM   #1
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Horrid smell in freezer.

We haven't had this camper too long but have tried many things to get an unbearable smell out of the freezer. Pulled most of the smell out of the fridge but can't seem to get it out of the freezer. Please help!
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:27 AM   #2
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Charcoal or Baking Soda.. I had had good experiences with both..
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:31 AM   #3
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Haven't I heard you can put coffee grounds inside and it will absorb smells?
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:34 AM   #4
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Wash it good especially in any of the spaces and cracks ( actually let let a small amount seep in to he cracks) with ODOBAN available at most big box stores.
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Clean well as previously stated ... do not leave fridge doors closed when your fridge is turned off unless you wad up several balls of newspaper (ink absorbs ordors) ... leave them ajar so air can circulate. Try all above ordor remidies as well as vinegar or orange juice.
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Old 06-30-2016, 02:36 PM   #6
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Unless it is an ammonia smell, which means you have a leak in the cooling system.
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Old 06-30-2016, 02:56 PM   #7
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We had a power failure at our seasonal camper one year and all the freezer stuff rotted. The juicy stuff went down the cracks. It took weeks having the door open to air it out. Nothing seemed to work but time.
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Old 06-30-2016, 03:05 PM   #8
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When in storage leave the doors open a little.. I use a tea towel, draped between the freezer and into the fridge so that don't close by accident.

The coffee grounds work.. i put in a small plastic bowl and then leave for a couple of weeks ( they use coffee grounds spread around liberally to eliminate the smell of dead bodies, when someone dies in their apartment)
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Old 06-30-2016, 03:13 PM   #9
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We had a similar problem, fridge shut down and meat rotted and juice ran down into cracks, Finally after trying many things Lemon juice took care of the problem. Smell never cane back,
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Clean well as previously stated ... do not leave fridge doors closed when your fridge is turned off unless you wad up several balls of newspaper (ink absorbs ordors) ... leave them ajar so air can circulate. Try all above ordor remidies as well as vinegar or orange juice.
Also there are blue "Tabs" you can buy at a RV store that "Prop open" your refer doors when the unit is not in use. this will greatly cut down on smell (and mold/mildew as well)
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