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My new maytag refrigerator has a smell/ I changed all the

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my new maytag refrigerator has a smell/ I changed all the filters and still a smell
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: 1 year old MFT2574DEM
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: YES IF I CAN
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: NO
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Webb-Guy replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer my name is ***** ***** I will be the one to assist you. What kind of smell are you experiencing?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
a foul odor like something died, but all food items in frig is ok.
Expert:  Webb-Guy replied 1 year ago.

Have you tried looking to see if there is anything under the panel of the fridge? If it smells like something dead there may be a mouse that got under there and died. You may need to take the panel off on the bottom possibly in the back around the compressor area as well will need to be inspected.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, the service man said it is a sealed unit and no mouse could have got in there. I replaced the filters this unit has and still has a smell
Expert:  Webb-Guy replied 1 year ago.

Are there no vents on the bottom in the front? How about an opening in the back for the compressor?

Expert:  Webb-Guy replied 1 year ago.

Is the odor stronger in any certain area?