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 John Your Own Question
John
John, Home Appliance Technician
Category: Appliance
Satisfied Customers: 13453
Experience:  Appliance repair business owner for over 43 years.
12064207
Type Your Appliance Question Here...
John is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My kitchen seems to have a very strong odor of paint

Customer Question

My kitchen seems to have a very strong odor of paint thinner, the odor is stronger down low
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: two days
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: if it's an easy fix sure but I'll pay the right person if it gets fixed fast
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: it appears to be stronger by the fridge and oven. We've checked under the crawl space and outside and smell nothing
JA: What's the make and model of the fridge? And can you guesstimate how old is it?
Customer: samsung about 4 years old
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Does the odor get stronger if you turn the oven on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, I ran the oven last night to see if it was stronger or burned off and it did not. I have not used oven cleaner in about six months.
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Is the odor stronger inside the refrigerator? Or under the refrigerator?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Inside the fridge does not smell at all. I can't tell that the odor is exactly coming from the fridge but at this point seems most likely. the odor is certainly stronger down lower to the ground.
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Can you pull the refrigerator out to access the back of the cabinet?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am going to head home to try to do so in about 30 minutes.
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Okay, remove the rear cover from the back of the cabinet and see if the odor appears stronger back there, please.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I pulled out the refrigerator and the oven. The odor does not seem stronger from the fridge cabinet but did under the oven. I have all electric appliances, no gas at the residence.
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Hmm, I would self clean the oven and see if the odor goes away to start with.