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Smell from refrigerator

How do you get the tray out to clean it, it is under the motor, the estate brand freezer on the top

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Without a model number we cannot tell if the tray will come out or not. Some do and some don't. If you can get a rag in there to soak up the water you can do that and then put some bleach in the tray to keep it from stinking again. It should evaporate off.

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