THERE'S nothing worse than having a lingering bad smell in your kitchen and not being able to figure out where it's coming from.

Well, according to one cleaning guru, you may have been looking in the wrong place.

A TikTok user known as 'Cleaning Mummy' posted a video where she explains how she recently discovered where the "disgusting smell" in her kitchen was coming from – after finding a hidden tray behind her fridge.

Alongside the clip, she asked: "Did you know there was a fridge tray? How did you find out? When did you last clean it?

"Have you got a smell in your house, kitchen, or a smell that you think is coming from the fridge, but you've cleaned it, emptied it, and can't get rid of the smell?"

She then proceeds to explain: "This is more than likely where the smell's coming from – there's a tray at the back of your fridge."


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In the viral clip, she tells how she pulled her fridge forward to investigate the bad odour further.

And much to her surprise, she stumbled upon a secret hose that ran down the back of the fridge – and was the culprit of the bad smell.

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She urged her social media followers: "Pull out your fridge, go to the bottom, and there's a pipe that runs down, which anything that leaks in your fridge runs down into this tray.

"You need to clear it. You can unscrew them and give them a wash if they're really bad.

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"Mine wasn't that bad because it's a new fridge, so I managed to get a cloth in there and give it a good wiping.

"If anything gets down there, it will smell disgusting. It will smell your whole house out. This is how I found out there was a tray in the first place."

The post quickly racked up a whopping 228,000 views and was flooded with comments from shocked social media users.


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"Oh god, I’ve never done mine, must be awful! Thanks for the great tip," praised one.

A second admitted: "Did not know this."

A third penned: "What! I didn't even know there was a tray! I wonder if that's why when I pull out the draw at the bottom it's wet underneath the drawer. BRB!"

Meanwhile, a fourth noted: "Omfg I literally ran to my kitchen pulled the fridge out and found the tray…thank you for sharing this!"

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A further added: "Omds bought a new fridge because of this smell as I was taking out the old one I said to the Mrs 'I think it’s the water you know.'

And one more commented: "I had my fridge out yesterday but forgot to do this. Off to shift my fridge again!"

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