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Hi we have a horrible fish smell coming from our caravan fridge, the fridge is clean but when its switched on the smell is bad 

we have cleaned the drip tray but now wondering if there's a dead mouse behind the fridge is so how can we find it 

please held the smell is disgusting

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A fishy smell can be the result of a bad electrical connection overheating a junction/socket and insulation.  I would be wary. Check the socket where the fridge is plugged into. 

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Is it only on electric or gas as well?

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Found a dead mouse in the old van once, bad smell yes, but not fishy. I agree with ET above - some plastics give off a fishy smell when hot.

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If you take the vents off on the outside of th van you might be able to see behind the fridge. As said some electrics can give a fishy smell if a connection is getting hot and bothered.

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Somebody commented the other day they had a water pipe resting on the back of the fridge that melted and leaked.

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It could be a dead mouse, they do stink as they rot, but they stop smelling when they dry out though. 

 

Do check the electrics first, even those that are not for the fridge, but may run behind it.

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Access to rear of fridge is via removal of the vents' flyscreens.  They may be part-stuck on via excess mastic.

It's how the service techs check things and clean out.

 

Water (and other crud) from the fridge 'drip tray' passes out on to a metal evaporator tray atop the heat-exchanger and might be the cause of the smell?

 

Rodents in the caravan would be evidenced by droppings, chewed items, shredded material for nest and - unless poison bait has been placed down - they're unlikely to just die.  (IMHO).

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