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Old 06-04-2007, 07:39 PM   #7
Who Me?
 
Default Re: Getting rid of mothball smell

I dont know how to get rid of the smell, but I always wondered what
kind of moths they cut the balls off of. They must be some huge
moths!!!!


On Fri, 15 Aug 2003 19:57:30 GMT, <sytech@yahoo.com> wrote:

>
>My refrigerator hasn't been cooling properly so I transferred stuff
>from the freezer to a spare old freezer (which I haven't used in years)
>I have in the basement until I get the problem fixed.
>
>Several years ago I tried getting rid of the stale odor in the old
>freezer by using mothballs. Bad idea! Now the "taste" of mothballs
>has affected the taste of some of the frozen food I put in the old
>freezer.
>
>Does anyone have any sugggestions about how to get rid of that mothball
>odor?
>
>
>Thanks,
>
>Sy


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Old 06-04-2007, 07:39 PM   #8
JM
 
Default Re: Getting rid of mothball smell

quoting:
>[...]
>Does anyone have any sugggestions about how to get rid of that mothball
>odor?



If you can unplug it for several days, leave it open and the mothballs should
eventully evaporate out.

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Old 06-04-2007, 07:41 PM   #9
jim
 
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sytech@yahoo.com wrote:
>
> My refrigerator hasn't been cooling properly so I transferred stuff
> from the freezer to a spare old freezer (which I haven't used in years)
> I have in the basement until I get the problem fixed.
>
> Several years ago I tried getting rid of the stale odor in the old
> freezer by using mothballs. Bad idea! Now the "taste" of mothballs
> has affected the taste of some of the frozen food I put in the old
> freezer.
>
> Does anyone have any sugggestions about how to get rid of that mothball
> odor?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Sy
>
> --
> Please post and reply to sytech@yahoo.com

get some bags of charcoal and put in the ref. its an odor absorber and
might work....
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Old 06-04-2007, 07:41 PM   #10
ALWAYS LEARNINGl
 
Default Re: Getting rid of mothball smell

I'd give Arm and Hammer Baking Soda a try...

Wife uses it to remove fish and other odors from refrig.

HTH
"jim" <jim@noname.com> wrote in message news:3F4BAF61.191A@noname.com...
> sytech@yahoo.com wrote:
> >
> > My refrigerator hasn't been cooling properly so I transferred stuff
> > from the freezer to a spare old freezer (which I haven't used in years)
> > I have in the basement until I get the problem fixed.
> >
> > Several years ago I tried getting rid of the stale odor in the old
> > freezer by using mothballs. Bad idea! Now the "taste" of mothballs
> > has affected the taste of some of the frozen food I put in the old
> > freezer.
> >
> > Does anyone have any sugggestions about how to get rid of that mothball
> > odor?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Sy
> >
> > --
> > Please post and reply to sytech@yahoo.com

> get some bags of charcoal and put in the ref. its an odor absorber and
> might work....



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Old 06-04-2007, 07:41 PM   #11
ALWAYS LEARNINGl
 
Default Re: Getting rid of mothball smell

I would try Arm and Hammer "Baking Soda"

Wife uses it to rid refrig of fish and other odors

HTH


Resending because original "reply" did not show up in the thread to your
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"jim" <jim@noname.com> wrote in message news:3F4BAF61.191A@noname.com...
> sytech@yahoo.com wrote:
> >
> > My refrigerator hasn't been cooling properly so I transferred stuff
> > from the freezer to a spare old freezer (which I haven't used in years)
> > I have in the basement until I get the problem fixed.
> >
> > Several years ago I tried getting rid of the stale odor in the old
> > freezer by using mothballs. Bad idea! Now the "taste" of mothballs
> > has affected the taste of some of the frozen food I put in the old
> > freezer.
> >
> > Does anyone have any sugggestions about how to get rid of that mothball
> > odor?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Sy
> >
> > --
> > Please post and reply to sytech@yahoo.com

> get some bags of charcoal and put in the ref. its an odor absorber and
> might work....



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Old 06-04-2007, 07:43 PM   #12
jim
 
Default Re: Getting rid of mothball smell

sytech@yahoo.com wrote:
>
> My refrigerator hasn't been cooling properly so I transferred stuff
> from the freezer to a spare old freezer (which I haven't used in years)
> I have in the basement until I get the problem fixed.
>
> Several years ago I tried getting rid of the stale odor in the old
> freezer by using mothballs. Bad idea! Now the "taste" of mothballs
> has affected the taste of some of the frozen food I put in the old
> freezer.
>
> Does anyone have any sugggestions about how to get rid of that mothball
> odor?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Sy
>
> --
> Please post and reply to sytech@yahoo.com

we use a bucket of water and some bread in the water with some
vanilla extract in the water for paint smells, this might work with the
refrig.. and also charcoal in the refrigerator is known for absorbing
smells... but first i would take it outside and put a box fan in the
thing with the door open and let that fan run for a day or so to get
most of the air moving and see if that helps first....
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