Friday, April 10, 2009

One fishy, two fishies (I'd rather find the Easter Bunny!)

OK, the slide show didn't work, so I'm going to try to figure something out. (the slide show won't work at all for me, sorry about that! but since I Was updating you on the fish situation, I'll leave this post here, any advice on the fish smell or the code would be appreciated!)

Well, I thought I'd try this code I found here and update you on the fishy situation. Turns out this new technology fridge is made of styrofoam inside, so you can't really scrape to clean, but I did my best to clean some "stuff" in the foam in the freezer when I was finally able to remove the little vent at the bottom of the freezer part, but it turns out the fridge has "foam" at the bottom, and whatever leaked from the top is now IN THE FOAM! so it's going to smell for a while, eeek! We're trying baking soda/bicarb soda for a while, Whirlpool didn't have any other advice to offer, which was rather sad. I thought we could flush the foam by putting the fridge over the drain and pouring water in the little vent in the freezer, while unplugged... if that's what route the fish juice takes, then I don't see why not water... but apparently "it is not advisable" told me a lady with a very thick American accent (out of which I was trying to decipher some Delhi accent!!!). Another option (which I found on The Dish! They are so knowledgeable there!) is to fill the fridge with newspaper balls. We may have to try this, I'm just very worried about the foam bit under the fridge, there's NO WAY to remove it and rinse it... that I could see, maybe I'll look again and see if there's screws there if the smell doesn't vanish over the long weekend (I have a feeling it won't! *sigh*).
This said, I have a 4 day weekend ahead of me! As most people do, though Saturday we must do the grocery shopping!!!

Well, I hope this slide show works. Let's hit PUBLISH and see!


Heather T. said...

Oooh, so sorry 'bout the fish smell. The only thing vaguely in that direction that I remember is that my Mom used to fry up a clump of parsley after frying fish--supposedly it helped remove the smell. Perhaps use a mixture of water and baking soda and "accidentally" let it drip down where the fish stuff melted? Might as well get the stuff directly on top of it... =)

France said...

I just might do that, if it was anything smaller I'd just offer to buy a new one! But sheesh, our own house needs a new fridge....
We'll see if time heals the smell -- funniest thing though is that my sinuses are pretty inflamed/clogged/buggered at the moment, and while I am getting much better -- thanks to Rhinocort -- I can't smell the fish smell all that much at work! Good thing or I probably would have thrown up when I was cleaning it!!!!!

Chris said...

Ew fish smell ... bicarb soda?
Probably too late for that D:

Gail Kirby said...

what about vanilla essence?


Pearl Maple said...

Cool blog, found my way to you via another link and stopping to say Hi.

You do have some lovely things going on in your space here.