Smell Coming From Under a Refrigerator

December 14, 2018

I have a Whirlpool refrigerator and it's blowing a nasty smell from the bottom of my fridge. Anyone have any ideas?



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December 14, 20180 found this helpful

I would clean out the drip pan if I were you.

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December 14, 20180 found this helpful

It is recommended to routinely clean under the refrigerator, removing any dirt or items that may have gotten trapped under the refrigerator.


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December 15, 20180 found this helpful

The smell is most likely coming from your drip pan but it would probably be a good idea to clean behind and under your refrigerator.

Your refrigerator most likely has wheels and can safely be pulled forward as over time the coils do trap a lot of dust and dust can make your refrigerator run more than it should (less efficient).


Just be sure to watch where your electric cord is plugged into the wall.

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February 16, 20200 found this helpful

How do I remove the drip pan on my Whirlpool fridge?

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February 17, 2010

My refrigerator has a bad odor coming from the bottom drip pan. The pan is not removable. With my old refrigerator to clean the odor I would put baking powder all over the pan and the odor would be gone. How do I eliminate the odor if the pan is not removable? Thanks.

By Anita from Allison Park, PA


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February 18, 20100 found this helpful

Mine was from a dead mouse! I hope yours isn't.

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October 6, 20180 found this helpful

I think i have a dead mouse in mine!!! How did or where did you find it??

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September 6, 20190 found this helpful

Im wondering the same thing except looking under there I cannot see where a mouse might be. My cats are showing more interest as well. Ughhhh.


Yucky smell !

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February 17, 2010

Our new Frigidaire fridge has lost all coldness in the freezer. The tech said it was the evaporator and ordered the part.

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