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It smells like plastic from the day of purchase, what should I do?

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  • Cabinet Issues
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  • Refrigerators
  • Last Updated 19/05/2015

It smells like plastic from the day of purchase, what should I do?

 

 

symptom  Symptom 

■ Smelling like plastic 

 

 

cause   Cause

■ Parts of a new refrigerator might induce a plastic-like odor as a new car or new furniture has a distinctive smell.

 

 

how to fix  How to fix

             1. Cleaning the refrigerator with alcohol helps to reduce the smell of plastic.

             2. Refrigerators are equipped with a deodorizer. If it is used for a long time, its ability will decline; replace or clean the deodorizer and inside of the refrigerator.

          ※ Since deodorizers are semi-permanent, you can reuse a deodorizer by rinsing it under running water and dry it with a blow dryer.

         ※ If a pungent food is spilled over a deodorizer, it needs to be replaced.

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             <Location of deodorizer-differs by models>

 

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