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How to remove evaporator tray from over compressor

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SOURCE: My Fridge leaks water on to the floor. water not evaporating

Do you live in a very humid environment? Do you open and close the doer repeatedly? Both of these factors contribute to the water tray getting overfilled. Also if you are in a very humid area the tray will not be able to evaporate all the water.

Check also to see that the underneath area of the fridge has been vacuumed of as much dust as possible, especially on the coils. Poor airflow caused by excessive dust will contribute to the water not evaporating as fast as it should. Be aware that the water you see comes from the FREEZER section where the cold coils are located. Try hard not to put wet things in the freezer and try to keep it closed as much as possible. In the drier months does this happen?

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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I have just removed the drip tray from my fridge freezer and it was relatively easy.

Do not remove the compressor unit.

The drip tray is held in place by a metal clasp which is welded to the top of the compressor. The clasp is a flat piece of metal which must physically twisted to align with the key way in the plastic drip tray. I used thin pair of pliers to grip the clasp and twist it clockwise to line up with the tray key way. The tray then has to be carefully manouvred off the compressor so as not to cause damage or spill it foul smelling contents. This I managed to achieve fairly easily.

Clean out and install then twist the clasp to clamp the tray into position. I don't know what would happen if you didnt lock the tray back in position as it does not seem capable of falling off on its own and it would be easier to remove next time.

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