Question about Frigidaire Gallery Series GLHS269ZDB 36" 26.0 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator w/ 7 Button Dispense...
Terrible smell and we can't remove the drain pan
Yep got a wood floor 1/2 way up do to water leak.
First lets decide where your leak actually is.
Fact: If the drain pan is dry does not mean that the water being disposed of during defrost is not getting to the pan, It could also mean that the water that is reaching the pan is being evaporated like it is suppose to be. So we have to find your source of the water first then decide on what is causing it.
Areas to consider:
1"Inside" coming out the front from under the door? This is most likely a stopped up drain pan. A cold area that is not suppose to be cold like when you have a freezer coil that is suppose to be defrosting and is not... See below for a more complete ideas list of things to check under Possibility.
2"Outside not underneath" The corner of the door also could indicate (if you have water in the door) a worn out water line or a kink in it that has finally started to leak. Turn off the water to the refrigerator for 2 or 3 days and see if the problem disappears. If so you know whats going on and can approach it from the door area.
3"Outside underneath" The corner could also be where the water is running to from someplace under the fridge. The drain pan drain line is the most common. Inspect it and repair as needed, maybe its just not over the pan. A new house keeper not acquainted with this box may have knocked it out during vacuuming just put it back over the pan. IF The sealed system has had refrigerant added it could be from an over charge and frost on the suction line defrosting during a shutdown.
1 There is a drain that carries away the water under the cooling coils. These coils are in the freezer section.
2 The damper going to the crisper( s) is open too far allowing cold air to cause condensate on the fridge wall or bottom.
3 The freezer section is not defrosting and there is a spot where the ice buildup is allowing conductive cooling into the refrigerator section and therefore is allowing condensation on the refrigerator wall or ceiling.
4 The refg section has a heater (possibly not positive) in the area of the door frame, or it may have a "power saver" switch. This switch and the heater (if it has a heater it may not have a switch) are designed to stop condensation on the refridg while running. I fit is placed in the "power save" mode it turns off the heater. But, if you live in extream humidity (Great lakes east side or Gulf coats Houstion...) the humid air will condensate water out and it will collect and settle on the floor.
5 Door gaskets are not sealing especially on the bottom of the door. This allows warmer air into the fridge section and it is condensation on floor under the crisper.
If you check all of these items and still cant find it please post back and tell me what you did find. So I can help you more. Please rate me as much as possible as Im trying to keep my average up and do the things that will actually educate and help people.
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Posted on Mar 22, 2009
SOURCE: drain pan
yup..that's how it is. no solution but to pick up the dead mouse and clean the drain pan as is, where is.
you might send someone with a small hand to reach the pan completely. rinse it with soap and water to eliminate the odor. use gloves to pick up and clean the pan.
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Posted on Oct 24, 2008
The drain pan on most models is slipped in when assembled and may not be removable from your fridge unless the compressor-condenser assy is taken down too.
First find the pan by removing the back cover. Next use a good flash\light and look for a plastic pan underneath. Then look along the sides of the pan for the words lift here or some other type of direction on the pan. If none are given try lifting the pan and see if it will lift and slide towards you or not. If not then its probably made to just sit in place.
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Posted on May 05, 2009
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Feb 26, 2015 | Refrigerators
I appreciate your inquiry, friend!
If you would like to clean any dirt or debris from the drain pain you can use a vacuum attachment to get inside and clean any residue within the drain pan. You can also use warm water and bleach to help disinfect the drain pan prior to vacuuming it out. If that does not help you may want to consult with a professional technician for additional cleaning to be completed within your Frigidaire refrigerator. Best of luck! -Matt
Oct 19, 2014 | Frigidaire Refrigerators
Hello friend, thank you for your inquiry!
I understand that you are receiving a smell from the engine area of your Frigidaire refrigerator. I would recommend cleaning your drain pan area, you can do that by using water and bleach in a spray bottle then spraying it into the drain pan. Also, get a vacuum attachment to help suck out any debris located in the drain pan. You can also seek consultation with a professional technician for additional assistance if needed. I hope this helps. -Matt
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