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Really bad smell from back of fridge?

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lastlaststar5y, 1m agoPosted 5 years, 1 month ago
We have a really horrid smell coming from the back of our fridge, where the motor etc is, any one have any ideas what it is or why its doing it?
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lastlaststar5y, 1m agoPosted 5 years, 1 month ago
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Lulu'sMammy#1
Has milk gone into it and gone sour?
pinkkitty2007#2
I had a dead mouse in the back of mine once
bossyboots 2 Likes #3
there is a thing at the back of the fridge that collects water and thats blocked

pull out fridge and u will see it - unblock and clean it and smell will go

we had this problem few years ago and was driving us mad
mooo#4
dead mice?
Lulu'sMammy#5
pinkkitty2007;8144890
I had a dead mouse in the back of mine once

Are you kidding? :w00t:
lastlaststar#6
Lulu'sMammy
Has milk gone into it and gone sour?


not that i can see, it all looks fine to me. :?
jubbymebanned 2 Likes #7
you won tlike this....

where the motor is, on top is where water drains down from the fridge to evaporate, and mice drink water from there, and sometimes die on top....and the heat makes them stink....

i would pull it out and look at the plastic tray on top of the motor, if all is well, clean all the dust off the condensor tubes as they get hot and that might be the cause of the smell, esp if something dropped down behind the fridge
lastlaststar#8
bossyboots
there is a thing at the back of the fridge that collects water and thats blocked

pull out fridge and u will see it - unblock and clean it and smell will go

we had this problem few years ago and was driving us mad


Thanks will give it a try
DLMbanned#9
Probably coming from the back of the fridge.

I cleaned my old fridge yesterday.

It took me ages to get it spotless.

Is there a dead mouse under it?
lastlaststar#10
right so i've just had a look. the tray is dirty, but i can't get it off, however when you smell, the smell seams to be coming from the black piping all over the back of the fridge...
DLMbanned#11
How long have you had the fridge?
jubbymebanned#12
lastlaststar
right so i've just had a look. the tray is dirty, but i can't get it off, however when you smell, the smell seams to be coming from the black piping all over the back of the fridge...


vaccum it off, wipe it down with white vinegar water solution

the black pipes get hot, and the muckeir they are, the hotter they get
lastlaststar#13
DLM
How long have you had the fridge?


not sure, its a student house we've been in it for the last 2 years...
DLMbanned#14
lastlaststar
not sure, its a student house we've been in it for the last 2 years...


Oh right, do what jubbyme suggests:thumbsup:
marymoranmusic#15
need help ive a whirlpool fridgefreezer and their is a really bad smell comming frombehind the back of it i cleaned it but smell is so so bad does anybody have any ideas what it might be
TheTaylorFamily#16
Our fridge freezer has just started doing this. The smell was awful. I pulled the fridge out and there was a container collecting water at the bottom - the water has turned to gloopy red gel - yuk! Cleaned it out and it's sorted! I will be doing this regularly from now on!!!
MrsOmg#17
Cheers for all the replies - i had this problem with my fridge freezer today and sure enough it was the water tray containing a nice stinky gunge. All cleaned out, so glad it was not a dead mouse!
john2020md 3 Likes #18
I woke up this morning and my wife was out.

There was a note stuck to the fridge saying, 'I can't cope, it's clearly not working, I'm going to stay at my mums'.

I don't know what she is talking about, I just felt the milk and it's cold?
jin46 1 Like #19
I just looked on here as i had a really stinky stench from the back of our fridge. Read the Qs an As and then went and had a look at the back of the fridge. Low and behold there is a dead mouse on top of the water tray. Yuck!! Now how dobwe get it out?
Transformers 1 Like #20
john2020md
I woke up this morning and my wife was out.

There was a note stuck to the fridge saying, 'I can't cope, it's clearly not working, I'm going to stay at my mums'.

I don't know what she is talking about, I just felt the milk and it's cold?
lol. :D

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