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Old 11-21-2020, 03:47 AM   #1
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Major clean needed in freezer

I screwed up and the power was off for a week. The meat in the freezer thawed out completely and the meat juices were in the freezer. Our Norcold N61 appears to have a panel which covers the floor and rear wall. It attaches to the rear of the freezer by eight bolts. I think the meat juices are under this panel. How do I remove this panel to clean out the cause of this awful smell?

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Old 11-21-2020, 04:08 AM   #2
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I screwed up and the power was off for a week. The meat in the freezer thawed out completely and the meat juices were in the freezer. Our Norcold N61 appears to have a panel which covers the floor and rear wall. It attaches to the rear of the freezer by eight bolts. I think the meat juices are under this panel. How do I remove this panel to clean out the cause of this awful smell?



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Ouch! I have never tried to get under there but I sort of doubt that they are actually removable. I believe they may be part of the cooling unit, bonded to the cooling tubes. Id contact Norcold and see what they recommend and lacking that I believe Id try flooding it repeatedly with warm water to flush it clean and then put a box of baking soda in it over the winter. Eventually it should settle down.

Our fridge failed while we were away visiting friends on one trip and we happened to get back just as the miasma was developing. We got it cleared up in a day or so.

Good luck
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Old 11-21-2020, 12:24 PM   #3
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We had bacon accidently fall behind the freezer drawer and we took the rv in for repairs. It set in the Florida (May) sun for 30 days. Not a pretty picture when we got it back. Tried several things to remove the smell and finally placed fresh coffee grounds in the upper and lower sections of the refrigerator. It took a little while but it worked where baking soda, vanilla, and scrubbing didn't.
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Old 11-21-2020, 01:03 PM   #4
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Put a cat up there. They'll find a way to get to the juices...
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Old 11-22-2020, 04:18 AM   #5
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Thanks for the help. I called norcold and didn’t get far but I’m not going to take it apart before I try everything else.
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Old 11-22-2020, 01:27 PM   #6
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Peroxide and ozone and most folks just toss them eventually
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