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The “drain pan” underneath the fridge. (above the motor) has some smelly liquid in it. There is a plastic drain hose above the pan. I have tried to remove the pan, but no luck. I see a small tab on the left side of the pan, but it does not seem to do anything.
Is the drain pan attached to the motor by some type of glue? I have created a small amount of separation between the motor and pan, but can’t remove it. I see some type of brown/yellow glue. I have had the fridge in my garage for about 8 years.

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SOURCE: order in drain pan

its supposed to have water in it heat from the compressor evaps the water you may poor a little bleach in it to kill the algae or bacteria to help with oder

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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SOURCE: how to empty drip pan

At the back of the food compartment where the water collects ,there is a drainage hole, this is blocked up,poke a long thin piece of wire or similar and poke it down the hole, this should clear the blockage,
If the water does not drain away then you need to go the rear of the frig and clear the rubber or plastic hose that you will see on the top of the motor compressor. this should solve the problem.
Plz rate this solution.
Thanks. and merry xmas.

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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SOURCE: brown leakage

I've got a possibilty for you. moisture will build up in the cabinet of refrigs and then cause a little bit of rusty water that will leak out onto the floor. you could also have a plugged drain essentially causing the same thing to happen. look under you veggie bins for water build up. hope that helps. peyton

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

bobicehouse
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SOURCE: yellow smelly liquid in the

Flush with a mixture of baking soda and hot water.

Posted on Nov 03, 2010

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