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Need Help Removing STINK

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:41 pm
by gladesman
Ain't sure where to put this.

Freezer accidenatlly got unplugged with a lot of meat in it. Oh did it stink.

Any help on getting rid of the stink will be appreciated.

Refroze the mess before emptying

Have cleaned out with baking soda & water.

Airing it out presently

Getting ready to wash again with vinegar.

Then clorox

Then charcoal

Then newspaper stuffing with baking soda

Any other ideas greatly appreciated

Hate to dump it since it is still running strong.

Gladesman

Re: Need Help Removing STINK

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:53 pm
by John Fenner
Get some Super Clean and hit it with that about 2times, it will draw alot out. Other than that you have the right recipe.

Re: Need Help Removing STINK

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:54 pm
by Tony480
I had the same thing happen a while back. I just washed it out real good. And filled it up with bleach water a few times over the next few weeks. Then let it sit for about a month to air out. And bleached it again and its good to go now.

Re: Need Help Removing STINK

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:05 pm
by gladesman
John Fenner wrote:Get some Super Clean and hit it with that about 2times, it will draw alot out. Other than that you have the right recipe.
Where do they sell Super Clean?

Re: Need Help Removing STINK

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:33 pm
by Gen3Pro
I can't be sure, but my grand-pappy always told me when it doubt....piss on it! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Need Help Removing STINK

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:37 pm
by John Fenner
Advance Auto, in the purple sprayer or gallon jug, it will remove the oils embedded in the plastic, I use it on everything. It will make your skin peel in a day if gloves arent used.

Re: Need Help Removing STINK

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:43 pm
by swampjunkie
Once you get it cleaned out, with whichever method as suggested above,
I use bleach. Wipe it dry then put pure vanilla extract on a paper towel and wipe
entire inside and let air dry. Usually only one coat needed. Works well for rank
coolers too.

Re: Need Help Removing STINK

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:49 pm
by TheElevatorGuy
I got a friend that cleans out foreclosed houses and by the time he shows up to do the clean outs the power has been off for months and the fridge and freezers are usually full of nasty moldy smelly stuff..........he said he takes the unit outside and removes all the "stuff" and hits it with a pressure cleaner, lets it dry and sprays it with bleach and then repeats that a few times and it always works.......I had a freezer trip a breaker a few years ago and it was bad, thats how I learned about the pressure cleaner and the bleach trick!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Need Help Removing STINK

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:52 pm
by mwood7800
did the same thing on my boat (cigar and squid) and tried all the above, do yourself a favor and toss it, the smell gets in the foam insulation and no way to get rid of it..

Re: Need Help Removing STINK

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:42 pm
by fl cracker
[quote="Gen3Pro"]I can't be sure, but my grand-pappy always told me when it doubt....piss on it! :lol: :lol: :lol:[/quote


You've been bringing um lately , funny $h!t :lol:

Re: Need Help Removing STINK

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:24 pm
by OLD MAN JONES
If you place a cup of clorox and a cup of ammomia next to each othet in the bottom of the freezer and leave the door shut for three days, you will rid the smell. Just don't mix the liquids or do it indoors!!!! The reaction between the gases will neatralize all odors :salute: The reaction between the liquids might nuetralize you :shock:

Had a serious case of dumb a$$ once and it worked well for me.

:salute: :old_glory: :salute:


P.S. If that don't work get you some Masengil, that sh!t will kill some odors for sure :toothy7:

Re: Need Help Removing STINK

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:44 pm
by HuntingBigun
CHunk it, chest freezer are still resonable, if you pay yourself 10 a hour while you try and get the stink out you save money by buying a new one, most homeowner policy cover replacing the food so you can take the check and buy a new one, but pressure wash and good ole sunshine will work after a while................ sucks

Re: Need Help Removing STINK

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:44 pm
by Carl Hart
pour a pound ot coffee in freezer close lid let
it sit for a day, then vacum it out.

Re: Need Help Removing STINK

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:01 pm
by gladesman
Thanks very much to all that helped on this one.

I'll be checking to see if Ole Man Jones idea (clorox/ammonia UN-MiXeD)) worked later this afternoon.

Have already done some of the others.

Hoping to get lucky.

Gladesman

Re: Need Help Removing STINK

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:44 pm
by Spikerush01
I had a catch dog jump in my truck with a skunk once and deer hunting scent killer worked good enough that I was able to keep my truck,yeah it's funny now ,wasn't then.

Re: Need Help Removing STINK

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 2:24 pm
by gladesman
Yeas late but better late than never.

Followed what Old Mother Jones recommended in his earlier post on Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:24 pm - His advise worked A OK and saved a big freezer.

Thanks MUCH to Mr Jones - Marshall that is.