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I cannot get to the drip pan under refridgerator to empty it. It is filled with sludge and smells bad

Our refridgerator is a freezer bottom type. Something nasty must have spilled inside and dripped down to the drip pan. When the fan runs a very smelly odor is blowing out. We cleaned the whole inside of the fridge but cannot reach the drip pan. IN the front the coils block it, in the back the fan blocks it. How can we clean and empty the drip pan? It is an Amana Easy Reach. Not so easy to reach the drip pan. We can see it filled with a disgusting liquid when we shine the flashlight on it.

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I have a GE Profile Arctica. The above solution does not match my model. No drip pan under compresser. No smell under fridge. Only when you open fridge door. What other solution can I try?

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Re: I cannot get to the drip pan under refridgerator to...

Thank willie for helping with one: "Well, it looks like the pan is a seperate plastic pan and not the compressor mounting pan like some of the newer ones are. It appears that you have to remove the condensor fan motor and mounting bracket then maybe the pan will left up and over the compressor, or maybe there is enough room to lift the pan up and out the front over the condensor coils"

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