Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-05-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
btowntincan's Avatar
 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Mercer Island , Washington
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 142
Images: 1
Referigerator smells

Just brought a used 2006 25' Safari, and the PO had some food that went bad in the frige and it smelled. Cleaned the frige with Greenworks cleaner. Still smells. Any advice on what to use to neutralize the odor?

Thanks,
Chris
btowntincan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2012, 07:41 PM   #2
Rivet Idiot
 
AirHeadsRus's Avatar
 
1999 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Currently Looking...
On The Lake , Georgia
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 999
Try a good dose of white vinegar and let stand over night. Wipe it on straight.
Rinse good the next day.
Good luck,
Joe
__________________
Annette
AirHeadsRus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2012, 07:53 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Foiled Again's Avatar
 
2012 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Vintage Kin Owner
Virginia Beach , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 7,241
Quote:
Originally Posted by AirHeadsRus View Post
Try a good dose of white vinegar and let stand over night. Wipe it on straight.
Rinse good the next day.
Good luck,
Joe
I'd wipe it on - and also leave about 1/4 cup in a bowl inside the refrigerator and the freezer overnight. Appliance turned off of course.

Paula
__________________
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.
Foiled Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2012, 08:04 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
rodsterinfl's Avatar

 
2006 25' Safari
St. Augustine , Florida
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,524
Images: 8
as a secondary smell killer, put a box of baking soda with the top removed. I had trouble with smells in my fridge when I bought my home. That overcame it with time. Vinegar is a great cleaner too. Don't mix though!
rodsterinfl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2012, 08:28 PM   #5
Certainly Blessed
 
rebelstand's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Waiting to Escape.... , Somewhere between sanity and insanity ... on the brink of both.
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,791
If those fail, I remember reading that charcoal also absorbs smells but not the kind you BBQ with.
__________________
Nicki

TAC OK-42

Come See Minnie Mouse at the TAC Walt Disney World Fort Wilderness Rally
https://airstreamingdreaming.blogspot.com

"Get busy livin', or get busy dyin'." - The Shawshank Redemption
]
rebelstand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 11:03 AM   #6
3 Rivet Member
 
btowntincan's Avatar
 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Mercer Island , Washington
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 142
Images: 1
Thanks all. Will try those reccomendations.
btowntincan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 11:45 AM   #7
3 Rivet Member
 
bganso's Avatar
 
1994 30' Excella
Truckee , California
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 249
Images: 1
Put unbrewed coffee grounds in a sock and tie it shut. Leave it stored in the fridge.
bganso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 12:30 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
Mike Leary's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1984 31' Airstream310
Ajo , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 7,649
Images: 4
If the smell is ammonia, you have some problems.
Mike Leary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 02:57 PM   #9
Figment of My Imagination
 
Protagonist's Avatar
 
2012 Interstate Coach
From All Over , More Than Anywhere Else
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10,868
Quote:
Originally Posted by rebelstand View Post
If those fail, I remember reading that charcoal also absorbs smells but not the kind you BBQ with.
It's called "Granular Activated Carbon" or GAC, and it's the same material you find in Britta water filters. It's usually finely-ground charcoal made from bamboo. One source is "ThinkBamboo" 3 pc Bamboo Charcoal Fridge Freshener - $8.87 : ThinkBamboo.com, A variety of bamboo products for your home.
__________________
I thought getting old would take longer!
Protagonist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 04:05 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
Minno's Avatar

 
1972 31' Sovereign
Lexington , Minnesota
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,733
You could wash with a paste of baking soda and water also.

Kay
Minno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 04:05 PM   #11
Rivet Master
 
Alumaholic's Avatar

 
2019 27' Flying Cloud
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,915
Images: 36
As you have learned Greenworks doesn't work (on this or any other tough job).
As Kermit laments, "It's Not easy being green."
But then I digress.
From the above, these have worked for me:
> The ritual vinegar cleansing
> The coffee sachet
> The open box of baking soda
What I would add...
> Always leave your refer (and freezer) door open when your Airstream is in storage.
Good luck. This too shall pass.
__________________
Ken L
2019 Flying Cloud 27FB
2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 6.2L Max Tow
Four Corners Unit WBCCI #5783
Alumaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 07:06 PM   #12
4 Rivet Member
 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
mapleton , Utah
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 464
you can also get granular activated charcoal at any aquarium supply store. It is used in larger filters to remove chlorine and other impurities.
tim
rumrunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 09:05 PM   #13
Rivet Master
 
GeocamperAS's Avatar
 
1974 Argosy 28
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre
Wauwatosa , Wisconsin
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 785
Images: 37
guaranteed to work

This may sound goofy but guaranteed to work.

Three steps. Make sure refrigerator is at room temperature. As in not turned on. You must do all three steps.
1. Make a paste from baking soda and water. Wax, as in like you would a car (whip on, let dry then rub off) all the plastic interior with this mixture.

Let sit over night.

2. Take a mint flavored tooth paste and Wax, as in like you would a car (whip on, let dry then rub off) all the plastic interior.

Let sit over night.

3. Rinse the interior with clean water. (no soap) Let dry before you start the refrigerator.
__________________
Judging a person does not define who they are, it defines who YOU are.
GeocamperAS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 05:25 PM   #14
Rivet Master
 
JFScheck's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Rockville , Maryland
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,487
Images: 33
Look online for some carbon based smell absorption products, they work well!!!
__________________
John "JFScheck" Scheck
In Between Units
Airstream On Order
**I Love U.S.A.**
JFScheck is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help! Our '71 Overlander Smells! Zilpha 1970 - 1973 Overlander 22 07-11-2016 07:20 AM
My trailer smells like mothballs stuartkaye General Interior Topics 25 02-25-2012 11:41 PM
Referigerator Wiring 10Smiles General Appliance Topics 1 06-30-2011 07:07 PM
Toilet smells!! DSS Sinks, Showers & Toilets 11 09-01-2010 10:28 PM
Domestic RM 2310 smells of Ammonia.. Keyair Refrigerators 13 06-02-2010 01:49 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.