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My Maytag refrigerator has an unusual odour (fishy smell). Have tried washing it down with vinegar & water, putting baking soda, newspapers and coffee grounds inside to absorb odour, but with no luck. Have turned the refrig off and the smell seemed to dissipate somewhat, but as soon as the frig was turned on the smell returned fully. Any suggestions?

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Did you clean out the drain pan underneith the unit?

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