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Bryan, Home Appliance Technician
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Experience:  15 yrs. experience as a certified appliance technician.
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had a problem with the freezer not defrosting on a whirlpool

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had a problem with the freezer not defrosting on a whirlpool unit. manually thawed freezer now have real bad odor in both freezer and fridge
how did you defrost this?with a hair dryer?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

at first just let thaw naturally but used hair dryer to melt large chunks of ice but smell had already started to appear unit has been cleaned completly and we have no spoiled food

ok , well a most refrigerators smell when they are defrosted, the heat makes the oder more prevalent, this will go away when its totally cold again, did you fix the defrost problem? most of the time in these its the defrost thermostat. Part 586213this is located on the top of the coils in the freezer. this should have continuity when its cold, hope this helps, thanks Bryan
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
we defrosted this last sunday my wife thinks the smell is not as bad do you believe it will go away completly as it appears the unit is working fine otherwise
it should, did you get any of the wiring hot while defrosting this. or any plastic parts? this can sometimes smell bad , it should go away though.thanks Bryan
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