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Removng the drip tray from A Maytag

Maytag MFD2561HEW is there an easy way to remove the plastic drip tray? or do I need to remove the fan and compressor? something got in the tray (all slimed up) and smells like a dead cat down there! will Vinegar help? Or anything else since I soppped up all I could reach but there is still alot in there.

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SOURCE: I have a Samsung model RF4287HA French door refrigerator. Has anyone had success cleaning the drip pan located at the bottom rear of the refrigerator? I know that this pan can't be removed, but I can'

Hello Derek;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

In answer to your question, the drain pan is removable. This drain pan is available for purchase. The problem is both Samsung and LG are not service friendly. The drain pan is not secured with fasteners and just lifts up.

However, There is the interference from the seal system (refrigerant) tubing and compressor which prevents you from pulling the drain pan out.

On my service calls with drain pan leakage, I just repaired the drain pan with duct tape an silicone adhesive. Because I could not get the drain pan out with out moving the compressor.

Both, Samsung and LG are the worst service friendly and highest cost for repair.


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