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How do I get rid of an unpleasant odor from our fridge, we

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How do I get rid of an unpleasant odor from our fridge, we have taken everything out and cleaned the fridge compartment and the freezer compartment and the smell still is terrible
JA: What's the make and model of the fridge? And can you guesstimate how old is it?
Customer: model # MBB1956HEW Maytag 8 years old
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no
Submitted: 24 days ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 24 days ago.

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Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 24 days ago.

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Answer:

You can use a strong solution of bleach water to wipe down everything then get one or two of these and put it in the unit and the smells should go away fast. The other option is to crumple up softball plus size newspaper and places them all over the freezer and just let the unit run typically within 3-7 days the smells will be gone and you can throw out the newspaper.

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