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Recently my Maytag frij...

Recently my Maytag frij, which is about 15 years old, has started smelling of fish. I havent had any fish in it. I cleaned every inch, including the tray underneath, with baking soda. Now it's very clean but it still smells. I gave up using the ice maker years ago because it had to be repaired so often.

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

I don't know the name of the model. It's about 15 years old. It is a two door, side-by-side frij and freezer.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Most likely not.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I can't think of anything.

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Hi, welcome to Just Answer. Sorry to hear you are having appliance trouble, I know how frustrating that can be!

May I please have your model number so I am able to provide you with accurate, model specific information?

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Appliance Technician: Rusty S, Home Appliance Technician replied 2 months ago

Please allow me just a few minutes to prepare some information for you, thank you!

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Appliance Technician: Rusty S, Home Appliance Technician replied 2 months ago

The odor is most likely from the area behind the rear panel, inside the freezer. The panel is number 30 at the link below.

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Once that panel has been removed, the evaporator coil (number 30 below), the drip tray (number 22) and the area around those parts can be cleaned.

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Number 23 is the drain line that flows from the drip tray to the pan below, make sure that is cleaned by pouring a little hot water/bleach mixture down it. I suspect the odor will be removed once that area has been cleaned. Be careful around the fins of that evaporator coil, they can be sharp!

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