I don't have one of these fridges but I did see something on TV a while ago about a family who lived in a beautiful house somewhere in the USA but couldn't live in it because it was full of black mold. They had two daughters and one of them, who suffered from cystic fibrosis almost died from the effects of the black stuff. I would get it checked out professionally if I were you.
Anne in the UK (04/29/2005)
Bleach kills mold. Remove everything, wash down all surfaces with a bleach solution and spray the bleach inside and let it run empty for a day or so for the bleach to get into the air circulations system. Be sure to get the gaskets.Then wipe everything down again and see what happens. (04/29/2005)
hydrogen peroxide - supposed to be better than bleach (05/15/2005)
I bought a fancy and very expensive sub zero type refrigerator and have noticed what I believe to be mold appearing every so often. I am constantly cleaning it but it always manages to resurface. I have never had this problem with any other refrigerator before. I thought cleaning with bleach was a no no. Could it be that the seal is defective. When it was brand new the door was very tight and you had to yank it open. Now its just the opposite. (08/07/2006)
By Patti Masciale
I also have black mold in my expensive refrigerator. I have a 36" GE Profile Monogram Fridge. I keep cleaning it with soap & water and the mold keeps coming back. I notice that my frig has a lot of moisture in it and always has. We've had it for 2 1/2 years. In the book, it says that happens from holding the door open too long, which I don't do. So, I don't know whats up with that? The mold seems to form on all the edges of drawers & shelves and in the little nooks & corners.
(b)Editor's Note:(/b) Hi Sally, it may be that the tubes that go to the defroster pan are full or the drain at the bottom is plugged. Take everything out, locate your drain pan, and pour warm water through the drain. If it isn't draining, that is your problem. Also the drain pan could be full. The excess moisture that the mold feeds on should be leaving the refrigerator. (08/21/2006)
I recently discovered a lot of black stuff in the fridge at my boyfriend's house one morning and started to wonder if that was causing the head aches we have been suffering from lately. We have been having this cough like there is something stuck in our throats and can't quite get it out. We were sick to our stomaches and tired to the point of falling asleep at odd times of the day too. is this symptoms of black mold? Is the fridge deemed to be unsafe for our food?
Editor's Note Black mold can be really bad for your sinuses and asthma. Here's a site with lots of information on it and cleaning it up: http://www.toxic-black-mold-info.com/findmold.htm
It says here that the drain pan of your refrigerator can be the source of it. I'd clean it out really good. Wash the inside of the refrigerator with soap and water, then after it is clean put a glass or metal bowl with bleach in it and allow it to sit for an hour or so. Because bleach can harm the surfaces of your refrigerator, I don't think applying it directly would be a good idea. Good luck with this. (12/12/2006)
By heather kelley
I also have a big GE monogram fridge and after I have it checked by GE for black mold and changed the trays and drawers the mold came back, I have tried to clean it with vinegar, bleach diluted with water, mild detergent and also baking soda. Nothing seems to work. (03/06/2007)
I cleaned the mold out of my mini frig but for some odd reason, it has this red looking stain from the mold I wanted to know if there is something to get that stain out, or should I not use it anymore? I will add that once I cleaned it I left it open to dry out. I used a little kaboom spray along with bleach and water, not sure if that helps out any! Thank you (08/12/2007)
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