My fridge reeks and nothing is getting the smell out.

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by snowez, Oct 27, 2021.

  1. snowez

    snowez Light Load Member

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    Just picked up this truck and the fridge smells horrible. When I got this truck their was a coffee pot in there that did nothing.

    i put 2 boxes of baking soda in there and it’s been three days and still smells.

    took Clorox wipes and wiped the inside down and it still smells.

    it’s to the point where I’m thinking of buying a portable fridge when I go home. I only use the fridge for drinks but it’s so bad I have to wipe the drink down after I take it out to get rid of the smell in the drink.
     
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  3. RubyEagle

    RubyEagle Medium Load Member

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    Throw it out. New ones are cheap.
     
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  4. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    The cooolant passages may have ruptured. As said above. Get another
     
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  5. Mike250rs

    Mike250rs Heavy Load Member

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    Fire.. whatever is living in it can only be killed with fire and lots of it.
     
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  6. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Medium Load Member

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    Turn it off, remove all shelves and draws.
    Spray with bleach, leave door open over night. Rinse and repeat.
    Also it may not be the fridge but what spilled underneath it. It's only two bolts and a plug to pull it out.
    I don't know which is worse a driver that lives like a pig or the the company that expects you to clean someone else's mess.
    I almost walked away from a job that wanted me to clean a truck. I recovered the truck and took it to a dealership and got a room.
     
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  7. Anywhichwaybutloose

    Anywhichwaybutloose Light Load Member

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    Pull out the drip tray and make sure you clean the underside of the freezer. Spray it good with a cleaner like 409. Set on low and leave the door cracked open.
     
  8. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    Later. Whenever you have it shut down for holidays or whatever. Leave the door open so it airs out, otherwise bacteria and mold can grow in there.
     
  9. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Heavy Load Member

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    Walmart sells a cheap fridge that even has a mini freezer compartment for like $89. I beat the crap out of mine, 3.5 years old still works. I’d just get another.
     
  10. Boondock

    Boondock Light Load Member

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  11. brysol01

    brysol01 Light Load Member

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    Vinegar is the ONLY thing that will get rid of that
    Period
     
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