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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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  • SAD Doug Feb 09, 2009

    We had the same problem with our Amana French Door Refridgerator. Ours is less than 2 years old. They still selling our model. In order to access the pan you have to remove all of the lower panels on the back of the fridge. Be sure you unplug it first. You cannot remove the tray even if you remove the fan. I soaked up all nasty water I could reach with a sponge. Then I filled the tray almost fill with 30% bleach/water solution. Let that sit for 10 minutes and then sponge it out. Add more bleach/water solution and scrub any area you can reach with an old tooth brush, then sponge out.



    You can't get it all out without disassembling the entire fridge, but the bleach water solution should kill the remaining mold. Plan on doing this at least once a year.

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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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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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