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Rotten Onion Smell?

Has anyone ever experienced a strong odor of rotten onions in just one place in the house? It is not the fridge, not the cat box, and not the trash bin. It has been going on for more than two weeks. If anyone has had this problem, do you know the cause and what has been effective in removing the noxious odor?

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Bonnie from Richmond, VA

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October 20, 20060 found this helpful

Have you checked under your kitchen sink? or your drain line under your fridge? I haven't had this issue, but just thinking of other places you could possibly check that you might not have done yet.
Hope this helps, I hate odors myself, so I feel for you.

Cheryl
http://www.2ewenique.com

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August 25, 20170 found this helpful

I came to this thread to find out why my room was smellig like this...and for anyone who was still wondering I found it to be an extension cord I recently bought...hope this was any help to people having this problem.

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February 25, 20200 found this helpful

I am having a same problem. What did you do to get rid of it ?

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By carla bledsoe (Guest Post)
October 20, 20060 found this helpful

have you checked the tray under the fridge? or for grease deposits under the stove? have you got a garbage disposal that could be gunked up?

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is this only in the kitchen or do you smell it when you come in the house?
my two year old grand-daughter was playing "store" and hid apples in my drawers and in jars in the cabinets and in anything that would hold them. could you have a similar problem?

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October 20, 20060 found this helpful

Sometimes when plastic gets old it will smell like that. I had some plastic food containers and a plastic shampoo cape that started smelling like rotten onions. I had to toss them out. You might check/smell of anything plastic. Hope you find it.

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By siris (Guest Post)
October 20, 20061 found this helpful

I've had the smell, even called the Health people in a rented house. It was a basement drain that needed a cover. They were backup sewer fumes.

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By Julie (Guest Post)
October 20, 20060 found this helpful

Could it actually be potatoes? I had an awful smell in my kitchen a couple of months ago and couldn't figure out where it was coming from! It smelled odd too. Somewhere between a rotten onion and something that you couldn't put your finger on.

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Finally I remembered that my husband put a bag of potatoes in our old newspaper basket and a couple of the potatoes had rotted and started to leak. It was pretty disgusting!!! It took awhile to get the smell out. Good luck finding the smell!

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By Bonnie from Richmond (Guest Post)
November 12, 20060 found this helpful

Thanks for all the suggestions. The rotten onion smell was indeed a drip pan way in the back underneath the fridge. This pan had about a 1 mm thick layer of moist (but not wet) black slime in it, the smell of which just about incapacitated the poor guy that stuck his nose in there to see if that was the source of the smell. Probably should have sent a sample off to be tested at some toxin lab.

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September 5, 20080 found this helpful

If you have an iMac computer.... they have a history of smelling after being 3 or 4 years old... if not look it up in Google :P

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Editor's Note: If anyone has link information about this, please post it. I could not find anything about this at all. I also have had a couple of Imacs and don't remember any smell issues.

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May 14, 20150 found this helpful

I have this exact same problem!! I will check under the fridge again (didn't notice a drip pan last time...) but it does seem to be coming from that area!!

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Anonymous
November 14, 20150 found this helpful

We are checking the drip pan under our fridge because we had it turn off because it wasn't working...

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October 7, 20160 found this helpful

Wow!
Onions grrrrrr Please help!
My whole house has that odor!
I checked everything So bad my eyes burn!

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April 20, 20170 found this helpful

Check your propane and/or natural gas sources.

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June 12, 20180 found this helpful

I'm not sure why the onion smell is in my house but I came home from the store and my whole house smell like onions I think there's something demonic in my house or is there something to Monica my house because of the onion smell

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Anonymous
September 10, 20180 found this helpful

I once had an odor problem in a house, and I expected to find a dead rat somewhere. The day I removed a dried out garlic from the top of the fridge it went away.

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December 18, 20180 found this helpful

Hey! I'm having the exact same problem! it's one spot in frontof my thermostat in the living room.

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February 1, 20190 found this helpful

Did you end up finding the problem? Mine seems to be in the bathroom just beneath the air duct in the ceiling. The bathroom is clean and is also fairly new.

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Cleaned the sink drain, shower drain, and even put toilet drain cleaner in the commode a couple times. I don't know what else to do.

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January 21, 20190 found this helpful

Yah my room had the Onion smell too bt not rotten its real onion smell
.I found this comes when the room locked too long..What is the cause..If anyone could answer me..

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Anonymous
March 16, 20190 found this helpful

Same here but I have no idea what it is from

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January 23, 20200 found this helpful

It is a ghost or spirit manifesting in the house.

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December 2, 20200 found this helpful

I've been having a rotten onion smell in my living room and in the hallway. It comes and goes. We thought maybe an animal in the attic, but the attic doesn't smell.

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It's never in kitchen or bathrooms or bedrooms...just one corner of living room and sometimes one spot in hall.

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