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Electrolux Dear FixYa, I am experiencing extreme difficulty in removing a plastic evaporation tray which is full of contaminated water, bacteria & other mould and needs emptying & thorough cleaning, as it is smelling and may represent a health risk ! No obvious means of fastening which can be easily undone/dismantled is apparent, only a notice in 3 languages stating that 'The tray should not be taken away'.....this may suggest that it can be removed ? Please advise ! Chris ****. Bexley Kent. 31st October 2008. 10:25 AM. E-mail : ....chrisdyke2000@yahoo.com

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Criss nedd more ininfo but yes the pan ca nbe remove for cleaning but not all the time the wtr that collects there will evaporate and is neeed too since the condensor fan uses it to cool the compressor but yes you can remove is a top frezeer try from back but if a side by side then you need to tilt it to one side to remove the screwa that hold it in place

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