How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Chas Your Own Question

Chas
Chas, Home Appliance Technician
Category: Appliance
Satisfied Customers: 15726
Experience:  Maytag, Whirlpool, GE & Kenmore Factory Trained Service Tech
Type Your Appliance Question Here...
Chas is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My refrigerator began to smell like freon gas a few days ago.

Customer Question

My refrigerator began to smell like freon gas a few days ago. It hasn't been moved, nothing has changed.   what should I check? It is less than 4 yrs old
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Medic replied 5 years ago.
Hello is the unit cooling correctly? Also what is the model number? Where did the smell come from?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Seems to be cooling properly. It is a side by side. Smell only on refrigerator side not on freezer side. model GSC23LSRB
Expert:  Appliance Medic replied 5 years ago.
Ok thanks freon has no smell there is no refrigerant lines in the fresh food section. I would check the drain pan under the unit sometimes they can have build up and start to smell if not i would put baking soda in the fresh food.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
It is a chemical smell, it is not a food smell. the drain pan is clean - already checked - smell is strongest when it hasn't been opened in a while.
Expert:  Appliance Medic replied 5 years ago.
Wow there is no chemicals in there. Were at in the fresh food do you smell it on top bottom??
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
seems to be more at the top where there is only bottled juices
Expert:  Appliance Medic replied 5 years ago.
Ok the only thing up there that could even remotely smell like something is the damper on the left if this model has the express cool the fan motor could smell like eggs or like electrical. These are the only things in there that could smell.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Not electrical - not like eggs - like a chemical spray - plastic almost - but really like the smell from an automobile air conditioner
Expert:  Appliance Medic replied 5 years ago.
Take the filter off and smell it??
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
which filter - I checked water filter and it is fine (and relatively new) I don't see another removable filter inside the frig part
Expert:  Appliance Medic replied 5 years ago.
That is the only filter.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Well then I am back to where I started.
Expert:  Appliance Medic replied 5 years ago.
I will opt out so another tech can help.
Expert:  Chas replied 5 years ago.
How old is the unit?

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Thank you for the expeditious answer. It's good to know you're out there and awake in the wee hours when I finally have time to ask questions about my Jenn Air. Jean Riverhead, NY
< Last | Next >
  • Thank you for the expeditious answer. It's good to know you're out there and awake in the wee hours when I finally have time to ask questions about my Jenn Air. Jean Riverhead, NY
  • You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future. Jimmy Bagley, IA
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • John

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    13442
    Appliance repair business owner for over 43 years.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/docjohn174/2008-12-13_170143_johnask.jpg John's Avatar

    John

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    13442
    Appliance repair business owner for over 43 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/tomgoe/2011-01-04_021913_2008-03-03_183612_phpexrmok_c2pm.jpg Tom Goellner's Avatar

    Tom Goellner

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1191
    32 yrs. experience servicing major appliances and HVAC equipment.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MD/md2020/2012-6-6_20648_Selfpic.64x64.jpg Tyler Z.'s Avatar

    Tyler Z.

    Appliance Doc

    Satisfied Customers:

    51307
    7+ years being an appliance technician with factory training.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/bryanpaul52/2009-2-18_12031_0918081611.jpg Bryan's Avatar

    Bryan

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    11158
    15 yrs. experience as a certified appliance technician.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/SM/smitty1486/2011-3-1_0145_Snapshotofme1.64x64.png Kelly's Avatar

    Kelly

    Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    6493
    Highly accurate diagnostician with over 30 years experience!
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TH/TheHomeSmithy/2011-8-13_11146_homesmithy.500x500.64x64.jpg The Home Smithy's Avatar

    The Home Smithy

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    5935
    30 years repairing appliances
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TE/Teamcold/2012-6-15_15028_HomeRepairsquarecopy.64x64.jpg Barry G.'s Avatar

    Barry G.

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    5039
    27 years in home appliance repair. EPA refrigerant transition and recovery certification type I & II.