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Horrible freezer odor problem

takadi | Dec 4, 201108:45 PM

So I've got this problem where almost everything I put into my freezer will have the smell and taste of chemical/plastic on it. This odor is so powerful that I cannot freeze anything for more than a week before the flavor is completely ruined. I can't use the ice anymore either. I'm pretty sure it's freezer burn. Do you think activated carbon or baking soda will help? Do I have to empty the freezer and just clean the heck out of it? Or do you think the smell is coming from the fridge itself? I hope it is not an inherent problem within the freezer's cooling system. The problem has become so bad though that if it is the latter, I'm thinking of just scrapping the whole thing and buying a new fridge.

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