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Clogged defrost drain tube

I have a GE model GTH18EBT2RWW fridge. The power went out two weeks ago and I wasn't home causing a lot of meat juices to drain into the drain tube from the freezer. Now, it has left a nasty smell whenever the condenser fan runs. I already cleaned out the drain pan but the drain tube is still "tainted." I want to remove the drain tube out to give it a proper cleaning but there doesn't seem to be any accessible panels. Do I just yank it out with sheer force? Help, I don't want my house to smell like rotten meat.

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have you tried pouring bleach water through the drains in the fridge?

Posted on Nov 08, 2007

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SOURCE: GE built in Fridge does not defrost and freezer ices up

Defrosters are commonly controlled by a primitive timer and this may have a 'dry' and a 'wet' (humid) climate setting that will cause the defroster to cycle generally every 12 or 24 hours.
If set wrong (by accident or on purpose), it can allow too much frost to accumulate before attempting to defrost.
This can cause a gradual buildup of ice.

Also the heating element for the freezer may have failed open so it never heats at all. The connections that need to be checked are often buried between the in- and outside walls.

The timer is probably still OK since you apparently aren't having a problem on the refrigerator side.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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Sounds like you're low on gas...assuming that the condenser coils are clean.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Bad smell in new Kenmore Elite fridge

Remove the cover grill plate at the bottom front.Just give it a good tug to pull it off.. It is held on by tension clips.. There is were you will find the drain pan..
Not sure if that is where the bad smell is coming from but certainly a good place to check..

If that is not it - put few boxes of Arm & Hammer baking soda in the fridge and freezer..
Give it about 24 to 48 hours..

If that does not work - you may consider contacting the store where you got the fridge for a replacement.. Maybe - just - maybe before it got to your home - a small rodent might have clibmed into it and died..

A new fridge should not have these oderes..

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Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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SOURCE: GE side by side refrigerator smells on the outside!

Mix 1/3 cup of bleach and 2/3 cup of water , and pour down drain tube (rear bottom in freezer section . Too much bleach and the smell of bleach would be circulated by the fan to the room , so be sure to add water .

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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