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Fridge smell like acetone (by AllyM [NJ]) Jun 8, 2019 10:29 AM
       Fridge smell like acetone (by plenty [MO]) Jun 8, 2019 10:48 AM
       Fridge smell like acetone (by AllyM [NJ]) Jun 8, 2019 2:38 PM
       Fridge smell like acetone (by robert [CA]) Jun 8, 2019 3:03 PM
       Fridge smell like acetone (by AllyM [NJ]) Jun 8, 2019 3:26 PM
       Fridge smell like acetone (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Jun 8, 2019 3:51 PM
       Fridge smell like acetone (by JKJ [MA]) Jun 8, 2019 5:09 PM
       Fridge smell like acetone (by AllyM [NJ]) Jun 8, 2019 10:05 PM
       Fridge smell like acetone (by AllyM [NJ]) Jun 8, 2019 10:46 PM
       Fridge smell like acetone (by JKJ [MA]) Jun 9, 2019 8:56 AM
       Fridge smell like acetone (by AllyM [NJ]) Jun 9, 2019 2:05 PM
       Fridge smell like acetone (by gevans [SC]) Jun 9, 2019 4:05 PM
       Fridge smell like acetone (by Vee [OH]) Jun 9, 2019 6:12 PM
       Fridge smell like acetone (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 11, 2019 4:01 PM
       Fridge smell like acetone (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 11, 2019 4:01 PM
       Fridge smell like acetone (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 11, 2019 4:01 PM

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Fridge smell like acetone (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2019 10:29 AM
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New tenant will start moving in next week. CO inspection is Monday. I plugged in the fridge yesterday to start it cooling and the room started to smell like acetone. It started right up. Would that be the coolant or just some plastic smell? Or a motor smell. It has been unplugged since end of March so two months plus. It's maybe four years old.

--173.61.xxx.xx




Fridge smell like acetone (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2019 10:48 AM
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Is that the new refrigerator smell? Or different? --99.203.xx.xx




Fridge smell like acetone (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2019 2:38 PM
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It smelled a little like that when I shut it off to clean it but this is all over the room now. I pulled the plug. I will plug it in again when I wait for the inspector on Monday from 9-12. I need the CO for the incoming tenants. --173.61.xxx.xx




Fridge smell like acetone (by robert [CA]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2019 3:03 PM
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Oh no! Does that mean that crystal meth has been stored or manufactured in the refrigerator? That could be a major concern around here. --77.111.xxx.x




Fridge smell like acetone (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2019 3:26 PM
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No, it was OK when I shut it off and smelled a little bit like plastic while we were cleaning it. It did not smell at all until I plugged it in. Plugging it in started the smell and spread it so I pulled out the plug again. I'm concerned that a seal on the coolant might have dried out and that I am smelling coolant. Anyone know what coolant smells like? --173.61.xxx.xx




Fridge smell like acetone (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2019 3:51 PM
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Was it outside baking in the sun for a while? Might have heated up. Bottled water tastes different when it's been sitting in your car for a few days in the hot sun. --108.69.xxx.xxx




Fridge smell like acetone (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2019 5:09 PM
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Freon has a smell much like acetone, could mean itís leaking coolant. --71.248.xxx.xxx




Fridge smell like acetone (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2019 10:05 PM
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Thank you JKJ. I didn't know they were still using Freon. My cousin was in the appliance business with his dad. I will call him tomorrow and see what he says but coolants have probably changed ten times since they had the store. --173.61.xxx.xx




Fridge smell like acetone (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2019 10:46 PM
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JKJ you got it right. I looked it up and there are lots of posts about the acetone smell and it's the coolant. I guess I get a new one. The seals must have dried out in the two months that it was not turned on while the unit was empty --173.61.xxx.xx




Fridge smell like acetone (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2019 8:56 AM
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AllyM, I had it happen to an older fridge of mine. first I thought my wife spilled nail polish remover because of the smell. Newer fridges use 134a, Iím not sure but I think 134a is odorless but the PAG oil has an odor to it. Bummer regarding the fridge, but at least your not dealing with this with a new tenant in the unit. --174.199.xx.xxx




Fridge smell like acetone (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2019 2:05 PM
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Hi JKJ and all, I just got a new Frigidaire 16 cubic foot, which is smaller but it's stainless and has nice features inside for storage. I got the warranty also because of the weather/climate and all the thunderstorms due to solar minimum. Warranty provides for replacement if it can't be repaired. I usually don't buy warranties. Don't fix it if it aint broke but with problems with 3 ACs after a storm, I'm investing in it. Thank you all. The fridge that failed was about five years old and from not the best store. It was a mom and pop appliance store but their stuff was notorious for failing sooner than others. Probably Home Depot grade. And they are out of business now. --173.61.xxx.xx




Fridge smell like acetone (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2019 4:05 PM
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Probably NOT the refrigerant.

Refrigerant is under pressure, whether the refrig is running or not. Sort of like air in a car tire, it will leak out whether the car or refrig is running or not.

Virtually all use refrigerant R134a today. FREON is a trademark, not a specific refrigerant. --69.80.xx.xx




Fridge smell like acetone (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2019 6:12 PM
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Be sure the freezer box drain is working with couple cups warm water, add a box of baking soda to each part. --76.188.xxx.xx




Fridge smell like acetone (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 4:01 PM
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It has been a couple of days,

does it still smell strange? --24.101.xxx.xx




Fridge smell like acetone (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 4:01 PM
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It has been a couple of days,

does it still smell strange? --24.101.xxx.xx




Fridge smell like acetone (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 4:01 PM
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It has been a couple of days,

does it still smell strange? --24.101.xxx.xx



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