Refrigeration Guides

How to Remove Unpleasant Smells from your Fridge Freezer

Occasionally, you might notice unpleasant smells coming from your fridge freezer. We understand how frustrating that might be, which is why we’ve put together this handy how-to guide to help you get rid of any unwanted smells coming out of your Beko fridge freezer. You’ll want to first make sure that the smells aren’t coming from food or drink which may have gone out of date. If that’s not the case, then watch the video or follow the steps below to find out how to remove unpleasant smells from your fridge freezer.

Cleaning your Fridge Freezer

It’s a good idea to clean your fridge freezer regularly. This will help to prevent the build-up of those unwanted smells. Watch the video above to see how to clean your fridge freezer. Or, follow these quick and easy steps to find out how to do this:

  1. Disconnect your fridge freezer from the mains supply
  2. Remove any food items from the fridge and freezer, packing them into cooling bags, ensuring they’re stored in a cool, dry place during the cleaning process
  3. Remove all detachable parts like draws, shelves, and racks. Note: Check your manual to find out which parts are dishwasher safe.
  4. Wash the detachable parts with a sponge, water, and washing up liquid
  5. Mix ½L lukewarm water with 1 tbsp. bicarbonate of soda
  6. Using the mixture, wipe the inside of the fridge and door seal with a soft cloth
  7. Dry with a clean cloth

Checking the Drain Hole

Another good thing to be aware of, is whether any food gets stuck in the drain hole, which can be found at the back of your fridge. It’s easy to forget about this drain hole, but if food gets stuck here, it can cause unpleasant smells. Watch the video above to see how to check and clean the drain hole. Or, follow these quick and easy steps to find out how to do this:

  1. Check that no food or drink has spilt into the drain hole at the back of your fridge
  2. Use the supplied plunger to help push anything that may have spilt into the hole
  3. Flush the drain hole with the mixture of water and bicarbonate of soda to push food or liquid into the drip tray at the back of the fridge freezer
  4. If anything has spilt into the drip tray, empty it and wipe with a damp cloth
  5. Refit all detachable parts and place your food back into your fridge freezer

If you have any questions regarding these steps, please feel free to contact our customer service team, with the model and serial number of your fridge freezer. They will be happy to assist you.

†Source Euromonitor International Limited; Consumer Appliances 2020 ed, as per major appliances definition, retail volume sales in units, 2019 data

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