Our drip pan has some water in it, and a lot of crud sloshing around or stuck to the pan. However, there doesn?t appear to be any way to get it out to clean it.
I am concerned about the drip pan getting smelly, or causing other health issues. (mosquitos, Legionaire?s Disease, etc?!)
Does anyone have a solution?
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Re: How to clean the Drip Pan?
The Evaporator Tray should slide out after remove the bottom grille two clips hold it in...if you can't get it out use a wet shop vaccum with a rubber hose taped on the end ot it...let me know if you can get it.
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Aug 5, 2008 - Uploaded by Handyman Matters
Scheduled Home Maintenance: clean refrigerator drip pan and wipe ... leaking,Kenmore,Sears,Whirlpool,KitchenAid,Roper,10677292790 ...
something has to come out the other end. where do you think the water is going? it has got to go outside, if not it will end up in the condensate tray and shut off your unit if you have a float switch.
The drip pan collects water when the freezer goes into a defrost cycle. Most times there is very little water and the water evaporates quickly. When there is a problem with the freezer or the water does not evaporate between defrost cycles, the drip pan fills with water. If the front bottom of your refrigerator has a grille, you access the drip pan from the front. If there is no grille, access the drip pan from the rear.
Instructions Rear Access
1 Unplug the refrigerator from the wall outlet. Pull the refrigerator away from the wall so that you can access the rear of the refrigerator.
2 Look under the refrigerator with a flashlight and locate the drip pan. Often when people install refrigerators they neglect to pull the packing from around the drip pan. The drip pan may have tape or styrofoam around it.
3 Remove any packing material away from the drip pan and pull the drip pan out from under the refrigerator.
4 Pull the grille at the bottom of the refrigerator below the refrigerator door with your fingers. The grille secures to the refrigerator with plastic clips.
5 Remove any debris from the access area and throw the debris in the trash. The coils and fan under the refrigerator attract dust and dirt. Clean out the area with a lint brush if you have one.
6 Pull the drip pan out from under the refrigerator.
While there isn't a "FIX" for the poor design, you could try a work around to funnel the condensation off the compressor tube into the drain pan. Sometimes you can wrap 14 gauge solid core wire around the compressor tube and put the end in the drain pan and it will work and sometimes you have to put pipe insulation around the tube to a point that you can funnel the water into the drain pan. Each unit is a little different so I can't give you the exact routing you should use but if you are creative you can make a drip wire or a drip chute to funnel the water to the right place.
There is a drip pan bit the middle is open to allow air flow through the coil and into your ducting. If the drain for the drip pan is clogged it will fill up and overflow onto your furnace and then to the floor.If that is what is happening then clean out the drain tube running down the front of the furnace and it should empty the drip pan and solve your problem.
You also need to have your furnace checked for water damage in the electrical components, if these have gotten wet then you run the risk of a fire. Please consider calling an expert in your area to inspect your furnace and make sure the drain line is clear.
Hello, most window units to not drain the condensate, the fan blade picks up the condensate and pushes it on the condenser, since the condenser is hot it evaporates the condensate. That is the sloshing sound you are hearing and is normal when humidity is high.
In most refrigerators there is a drip pan underneath that captures condensation and allows it to evaporate. Possibly your drip pan is missing or improperly installed so that the condensation is dripping onto the floor. Check your manual, or find one online. Usually you just have to remove the grill from the bottom of the fridge to get access to the drip pan.
the first thing you do to dismantle unit on the pan but i think the sloshing sound is came from the pan may be the hose was have a damage that water drift cause of sloshing sound or the hose cloug up allready cause the water sloshing inside the hose