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We have only had our refrigerator about 8 months and lately

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We have only had our refrigerator about 8 months and lately whenever the door is opened on the refrigerator side, there is a bad odor that permeates the air. It's not really a bad smell, but it is getting worse.
The filter says it is still good but I'm wondering if it is something else.
Can you help us with this.
Thank you.
Jim and Carol Goodroe
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

The odor you are referring to is most likely caused by decayed broccoli, cauliflower,or lettuce. As they let off a gas that reacts with the poly liner .

You can try a mixture of warm water & vanilla extract wipe out whole ref. Also can put a few pieces of charcoal (do not use the type that has lighter fluid in it) The charcoal will absorb odors.

Now if it were a samsung designed unit that would be a different story because there is a class action lawsuit for the defrost drain design it backs up water under the crisper drawers in the unit and causes a bad chemical smell, but that would not pertain to a whirlpool made unit.

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Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

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