Asked on Jul 6, 2018

My mini fridge has a chemical smell. What does that mean

Cheryl AShore grandmomCindy Ptak


I was cleaning the freezer and punctured it. Now it won't get cold and my fridge has a strong chemical oder coming from it

7 answers
  • Sheila
    on Jul 6, 2018

    probably the freon leaking. Trash it!!!
  • Alison Savill
    Alison Savill
    on Jul 6, 2018

    You need to replace it try not to breath it you need to get rid of it
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa S.
    on Jul 6, 2018

    Sounds like you have broken the seal for the refrigerant.
  • Dfm
    on Jul 6, 2018

    the Freon may be leaking out. the Freon is what makes the fridge cold. this where i look at the price to repair, vs new or used. may be better off replacing it with a new one.....they tend to be better insulated.
  • Cindy Ptak
    Cindy Ptak
    on Jul 6, 2018

    Yep, that fridge is toast.

  • Shore grandmom
    Shore grandmom
    on Jul 6, 2018

    It may be a freon leak. You should move it outside because freon is stable, nonflammable, moderately toxic gases or liquids which have typically been used as refrigerants and as aerosol propellants. I think it's time for a new one.

  • Cheryl A
    Cheryl A
    on Jul 6, 2018

    Freon leaks out if the fridge is punctured. Since it is no longer getting cold I would say the freon is low and the fridge needs to be repaired. It is not safe to use according to all info I read and food is not edible. You can repair it or replace it. Sorry this happened
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