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NFT: Weird smell in my kitchen?

Pete in MD : 11/7/2018 7:31 pm
So I have this odd smell going on in my kitchen. It smells like moth balls or and old folks home. I cleaned under and behind everything last weekend but itís back again. Does this sound familiar to anyone else?
While the smell would be different  
UConn4523 : 11/7/2018 7:34 pm : link
Iíd check and make sure your dish washer isnít betting backed up. If you have a low hanging line to your sink that can be a problem, it needs to be a high loop.

Gas leaks smell different so it shouldnít be that.
Get out now  
steve in ky : 11/7/2018 7:37 pm : link
We've traced the smell and it's coming from inside the house







I had an odd smell in my kitchen once  
dep026 : 11/7/2018 7:38 pm : link
I walked and saw my wife actually making dinner. Really caught me off guard.
Dead mouse in the wall  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 11/7/2018 7:43 pm : link
or under your appliance or something. Good luck looking!
Maybe King Buzzo is in your kitchen  
Greg from LI : 11/7/2018 7:44 pm : link
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Link - ( New Window )
Check your refrigerator.  
smshmth8690 : 11/7/2018 7:48 pm : link
Could be your compressor, or a leak.
RE: Dead mouse in the wall  
Pete in MD : 11/7/2018 7:57 pm : link
In comment 14168347 BigBlueDownTheShore said:
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or under your appliance or something. Good luck looking!

I know the dead critter smell all too well. This one is different.
RE: I had an odd smell in my kitchen once  
Pete in MD : 11/7/2018 8:00 pm : link
In comment 14168345 dep026 said:
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I walked and saw my wife actually making dinner. Really caught me off guard.

Yeah, donít have that problem. She cooked for me one time and it was not good.
Napthalene  
Joey in VA : 11/7/2018 8:31 pm : link
Naphthalene is present in more than just mothballs, though that is where it is most commonly found, and what its smell is most easily identified with. Tobacco smoke can also contain naphthalene and leave behind an odor similar to mothballs, depending on the type of tobacco product that was smoked. Areas with high pollution tend to have a high concentration of naphthalene in the air. Companies that produce ink, dye, coal, tar, preserve wood or tan leathers also use naphthalene to the point where the smell may be noticeable. If you live near a source of naphthalene, your house may take on a strong mothball type smell.
Anything xhange recently in the area the smell is  
kelsto811 : 11/7/2018 8:37 pm : link
Coming from? Is it possible your sense of smell is off? I know that's an odd question but I remember when I was in my mid 20's, I was prescribed Adderall, and it eventually made me start smelling some weird smells that weren't there. I assume other medicarions can do that too.
I went to an ATM  
pjcas18 : 11/7/2018 8:42 pm : link
the other day and took out some cash, and immediately when the money was dispensed I got a whiff of old people (what I associate the moth ball smell with) and I guess coincidentally an old person was walking out of the bank at that second so I thought nothing of it.

fast forward to 30 minutes or so later I was home and took money out of my wallet and the cash had an overpowering moth ball smell. I mean overpowering.

all of it and it spread to my wallet, license, credit card etc., my family all smelled the money and almost gagged.

I had to fabreze it, all of it, and throw it in the dryer about 10 times before the smell dissipated and I had to ditch my wallet. It was that bad.

Anyway, check your money. Maybe that's where the smell is coming from.

Still confused with how that cash got old person smell on it.
Old person smell  
kelsto811 : 11/7/2018 8:48 pm : link
Is the worst. That and Sulfur, top 2 most hated smells. Inversely, cow manure is one of my top 3 favorites, no joke 😁
nothing like generalizing the smell of a billion people  
gtt350 : 11/7/2018 9:04 pm : link
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Have you been watching the Giants in the kitchen?  
Reale01 : 11/7/2018 9:11 pm : link
You are describing their season
I had similar problem  
give66 : 11/7/2018 9:31 pm : link
Bees got behind my siding into walls. Smell leaked through an electrical outlet.
I would  
mdthedream : 11/7/2018 9:56 pm : link
smell the dish sponge sometimes they can smell bad.
I appreciate the  
Pete in MD : 11/7/2018 10:18 pm : link
snarky comments but this is serious. I think it might be my refrigerator or dishwasher.
RE: nothing like generalizing the smell of a billion people  
Pete in MD : 11/7/2018 10:22 pm : link
In comment 14168436 gtt350 said:
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Did you really get offended? Iím sorry but thereís a certain smell that Iím trying to get an opinion on.
RE: I appreciate the  
PEEJ : 11/7/2018 10:31 pm : link
In comment 14168506 Pete in MD said:
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snarky comments but this is serious. I think it might be my refrigerator or dishwasher.

I got a mildewy-type smell when my ice maker broke
Old person smell .... ??  
short lease : 11/8/2018 1:41 am : link
That is the first time I heard of it.

Is it possible to check in the walls? Molds are commonly found behind the sheet rock. Just guessing .... btw.
Old persons smell like moth balls  
Bubba : 11/8/2018 4:27 am : link
Flying insects never bother me, mystery solved.
Looks out window  
idiotsavant : 11/8/2018 4:55 am : link
Nuclear power plant is melting down.


Do you gave a garbage disposal?  
section125 : 11/8/2018 6:26 am : link
They will get funky from time to time. Grind some ice cubes.

But as said, the dishwasher also gets funky.

Clorox down the drains...
RE: Old person smell .... ??  
dorgan : 11/8/2018 7:27 am : link
In comment 14168561 short lease said:
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That is the first time I heard of it.

Is it possible to check in the walls? Molds are commonly found behind the sheet rock. Just guessing .... btw.


Old people smell is real.

old people smell is real - ( New Window )
I always  
Pete in MD : 11/8/2018 8:21 am : link
attributed it to some kind of cleaning product they used. I didnít realize it was the people themselves. I will be 40 in a few months. Maybe Iím just smelling myself (the linked article says it starts at 40.)
Smelled moth balls once  
x meadowlander : 11/8/2018 8:39 am : link
Really hard to get their legs open...
If it is  
ArizonaBlue : 11/8/2018 9:45 am : link
around the garbage disposal area try, as mentioned above ice cubes along with slices of lemon. Lemon slices also supposedly help keep the blades sharp.
Were your shoes on or off?  
Gman11 : 11/8/2018 10:37 am : link
Could be the smell of stinkfoot.
is there a leak in the oven?  
NoPeanutz : 11/8/2018 11:07 am : link
maybe scrub out the oven, or do a self clean cycle.
And if it's not stinkfoot or old person smell  
pjcas18 : 11/8/2018 11:35 am : link
it could be fromunda cheese.
Maybe you shoulda found a better spot  
idiotsavant : 11/8/2018 4:31 pm : link
To bury grandma.


Idiot. Now you gotta dig again.
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