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Hi i have a frost free hot point refrigerator and over the

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Hi i have a frost free hot point refrigerator and over the past couple of weeks have picked up an acidy smell
I have stripped both fridge and freezer and washed everything with bicarb and secondly with lemons have also put a fridge purifire in and still the smell is there Could it be gasses from the fridge and if so do i need to have a new fridge freezer?thankyou
Looking forward to a response there has been no food tainted . Customer

Drcool :

Hello, If you plug the unit back to power, observe if it would still cool perfectly. If it does, then it is not the refrigerant gas. If the unit would not cool down any more, then it is the refrigerant gas that had leaked out.

Drcool :

If it is cooling perfectly, try to find the drain pan at the back of the unit or underneath the unit. If this is filled with anything but water, you could expect some smell coming from that area and it could be filling the whole room which you can smell as if it is coming from the inside of the unit.

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