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How to clean the Drip Pan?

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? Martin

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  • Martin34 Aug 26, 2007

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    This tray cannot be removed by simply taking off the bottom grill. The problem is that it is an odd shape, about 6 ? wide at the front, and then, about 6? or so back, it is about 10? wide. The door hinge and various hoses and wires, and a big part of the frame behind the left end of the grill block the try from coming out the front. Likewise, there is various hardware solidly mounted behind the tray which prevent it from coming out the back.

    I am close to concluding the a ?sponge-on-a-stick? may be the best approach.



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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.

Posted on Aug 26, 2007

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    Franklin Ouchida Aug 26, 2007

    hey do not come out easy. I have lifted the the Refrigerator up and put wooden block under them to get access to them. and slide them out from under... but you will always get some water and goo in the tray. as that is what it is designed for.



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