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Smell I have self defrost top freezer hotpoint refrigerator. One day there was a terrible smell - we looked around and realized that the meat in a freezer got defrosted because of the power failure, the blood went down where the dripping water suppose to be and all the way to the tray connected to the fan on a bottom. the blood did not dry out but becuse there is clear water always dripping in and it is warm, it became rotten and stinks as there is a dead flesh somewhere. Is there a way I can remove that dripping tray connected to the fan and wash it> Thanks a lot, Maria

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  • mariabrodsky Dec 31, 2008

    There is a tray underneth the fridge which collects the water from self-defrosting freezer. It is not easily removable without removing fan, and some other parts. It cannot be removed from upfront because it connects to the back - by rivets. The blood from defrosted meat got in that tray along with water and started rottening under the temperature and humidity. Is there an easy way to wash it through or remove the tray to wash it? Thank you so much for you trying to help. Maria

  • Thomas Malailua
    Thomas Malailua May 11, 2010

    not enough info

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Your whole freezer bottom is probably removeable. you mat have to remove the doors and the separator bar in front to get this out. Then you will be able to access the spill.

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    Jim Balcum Dec 31, 2008

    You may have to empty your fridge and pour or spray some bleach over the area until it runs clear. Then just wipe it out and let it air dry.

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