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Solution for Smelly Fridge: Foam insulation can hold on to strong odors

I need a solution for my smelly fridge. I have been unable to get rid of a foul smell in my refrigerator, and have tried baking soda and even washed it out with bleach twice! I have done everything I can think of but have run out of ideas. Can you help? 
 

The Money Pit Answer
We feel your pain! Unfortunately, refrigerators are usually insulated with foam, which impacts the solution to this smelly fridge problem. When food thaws, such as during a power failure or when the leftovers are left too long, some of those very ripe and smelly juices seep into the foam and just cannot be cleaned. If you have unplugged, emptied and scrubbed the whole appliance without any reduction in the odor, it will have it be replaced.