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Whirlpool 8171398SRB Refrigerator Deodorizer

4.4 out of 5 stars 131 customer reviews
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  • 50 times more powerful than baking soda
  • Absorbs powerful refrigerator odors, including onion, garlic and fish
  • Keeps fruit and produce fresher longer
  • Contains high absorbency activated charcoal
  • Replace every 3 months
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Product Description Whirlpool Part Number 8171398SRB: DEODORIZER From the Manufacturer This refrigerator deodorizer keeps fruit and produce fresher longer. It absorbs powerful refrigerator odors, including onion, garlic and fish. It contains high absorbency activated charcoal. 50 times more powerful than baking soda. Replace every 3 months. To use, remove protective film and place on refrigerator shelf. For best results, use with Ice Cube and Freezer Deodorizer.

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This refrigerator deodorizer keeps fruit and produce fresher longer. It absorbs powerful refrigerator odors, including onion, garlic and fish. It contains high absorbency activated charcoal. 50 times more powerful than baking soda. Replace every 3 months. To use, remove protective film and place on refrigerator shelf. For best results, use with Ice Cube and Freezer Deodorizer.

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Technical Details

Part Number 8171398SRB
Item Weight 6.4 ounces
Product Dimensions 5.8 x 5.3 x 4.8 inches
Item model number 8171398SRB
Item Package Quantity 1

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ASIN B003DA62RE
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4.4 out of 5 stars 131 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #100,171 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#2,122 in Home Improvement > Appliances > Large Appliance Accessories > Refrigerator Parts & Accessories
Shipping Weight 6.4 ounces
Date First Available March 26, 2010

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I had a smelly refrigerator that came with the apartment I am renting, so other tenants have used it. It smelled like fish, ammonia, and other horrible smells despite how many times I cleaned it or attempted to deodorize it with baking soda. Everything I put in that thing had this distinct, pungent odor when I pulled it out after awhile. The odor particularly leeched into plastic bags and containers and coffee grinds. It reeked!

While the odor didn't make my food taste bad, whenever I pulled out something I had to hold my breath to let the smell dissipate so I wouldn't loose my appetite! Even then, the odor still lingered and was still detectable. It was that bad. The odor was in the freezer too, and it made my ice have a distinct, horrible taste. I had to drink lukewarm tap water and anything in a sealed container in the refrigerator, because the odor would dissipate into open containers of liquids and spoil their taste. So, I had no ice for quite some time except if I bought a bag at the store!

I had originally heard about putting newspaper into a refrigerator because the ink contained absorbing carbon and the paper itself absorbs odor rather well, too. I did that and noticed a difference after a few hours. I then researched better options and found that activated charcoal is more effective. I looked on Amazon and found these Whirlpool activated charcoal boxes specifically designed for problems like mine. I got the box for the refrigerator and the one for the freezer. I highly recommend you do that, because air mixes into both compartments of the refrigerator.

At first I didn't notice much of a difference, but it was slightly better after the first night. I followed the directions of the freezer absorber box and changed out the ice every day.
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We got a brand-new refrigerator, and I was shocked and horrified when it quickly became stinky from onions and who knows what else. I mean, it had a MAJOR funk to it, and a box of baking soda did NOTHING to help it. I'd seen something on TV about how charcoal works really well in refrigerators, so I looked on Amazon and found this little gem. That was a year ago, and we've hardly had any smells since then. I actually forgot that we had it (it's tucked in the back in the most inaccessible spot), and I forgot that refrigerators get stinky. Our butter has no extraneous flavors, and if we set something uncovered in the fridge for a while, it doesn't become funny tasting.

But now it's gotten where I can detect a smell in the refrigerator every now and then, so I remembered about my charcoal deodorizer and realized it's WAY past time to replace it!

I think a typical user can get much more than the stated three months of usage out of it. Maybe don't go quite as long as we have, though.

If you want to eliminate odors in your freezer, I HIGHLY recommend this product.
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My refrigerator routinely emanated terrible smells before I purchased this product. Glad that I did, because now it rarely smells at all. This deodorizer did the job, within a few hours. Plus it arrived fast. Very satisfied.
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This really works. We had really strong food smells in our fridge (for example, putting anything meaty or garlicky in it would result in a blast of unpleasant odor when we opened the door) that 5 boxes of baking soda and any number of other purported odor absorbers could not touch. This little box got rid of all the smells overnight, and has kept them away for months. Highly recommend!
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At first I was skeptical, but this little box does work. It has successfully eliminated odors in my fridge. I would wholeheartedly recommend
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That was a bad purchase! I'm totally unhappy with this product. It never worked. My fridge kept on smelling without any change,
after a couple weeks since I bought and placed this product on the shelf in my fridge.
I feel that I would like to have my money back.
Prior to this using this produce I and my husband turned our fridge off completely which Is pretty new, only a few years old and
took all the food and every shelf out one by one and cleaned them under the running water and cleaned every corner of the fridge to try to take out the smell.
Am I using this product wrong way? I simply peeled the protective cover and placed it on a shelf at the middle of my fridge as the instruction says.
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Recently we were handed a pre-owned refrigerator. When the refrigerator arrived it was dirty. Absolutely filthy. After hours of scrubbing, the refrigerator finally resurfaced clean and sanitized. To assure continued use of the fridge, we added Whirlpool refrigerator deodorizers, a product we have used devotedly for a long time. While we sanitize our fridge(s) regularly, the contribution by the Whirlpool deodorizer is indisputable. We rarely sense (undesirable) odors of any kind (at times, a particular product or dish will inevitably emanate a fragrance, quickly disappearing when the product or dish is no longer present.) This product has replaced baking soda in our fridge(s) for a while now. Get it; you will not regret it!
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It works very well....but recent order arrivedvwith loose charcoal dust inside the cellophane. Guess this is an amazon packing error .,,the dust got everywhere when I opened it - all over the counter and my hands. Very messy. Had,to wipe off box with a damp. So,be sure to keep it upright in case the dust falls out of the holes on top.
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