Your refrigerator or chest /upright freezer does not contain any mechanical parts that will produce an odor.


  • When the unit is new, there is a plastic odor because most components inside are made plastic. This odor will dissipate with time.

  • Odors can also come from improperly wrapped or sealed food in the unit.

  • Cleaning the inside of the unit may be necessary.

    • Do not use bleach or ammonia. This can crack or damage the unit liner.

    • Cleaning products with a lemon scent are not recommended because the lemon scent may be permanently absorbed in the plastic parts of the unit and may affect the food.


If you continue to have problems, please contact Haier Appliances at 1-877-337-3639 or visit to arrange service.