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Why does smell of rubber burning coming from the back of the refrigerator?

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  • Last Updated 05/21/2015

Why does smell of rubber burning coming from the back of the refrigerator? (Standard refrigerator)


symptom Symptom

             ■ Rubber burning smell



cause   Cause

1. Smell of burning rubber can occur for new refrigerators. Vibration-proof rubber is attached to reduce the noise from the compressor, and the heat from the compressor might cause the odor.

2. The odor might be stronger when the refrigerator is used for the first time as the compressor runs longer.


how to fix  How to fix

             Odor will disappear gradually after using a refrigerator for 1-2 months.

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             <Compressor vibration-proof rubber>

              * What is vibration-proof rubber?

             Rubber material used to protect the unit from vibrations or impacts.



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