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Can't clean out spilled (and now sour) milk spill

Apparently a significant amount of milk spilled in our Viking side-by-side refrigerator (48", I believe). We've removed all of the shelves, drawers, etc., and cleaned out what we can. However, it appears that the milk has also seeped into the bottom of the fridge, perhaps through the screw holes for the drawer rails on the bottom? Is there any way to remove the bottom of the interior of the fridge to clean out the rest of the milk? Is there any way to get underneath the fridge to clean it out? Thanks!

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Hi, I'm not familiar with these fridges, but is it possible to access it from the back, underneath the evaporator tray? It could even be that the milk has gone down the drain hole and into the evaporator tray itself. Its a small flat plastic tray that has raised sides, and will probably have water in in, sits just above the motor

Posted on Dec 27, 2013

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    Steve Lessnick Dec 28, 2013

    Thanks for your reply! I got underneath the fridge from the front, and found the evaporator tray, but it's under the freezer size, not the refrigerator side, and there's no milk in it. At the moment I can't get to the back of the fridge because of how it's installed. I see a lot of electrical/mechanical stuff underneath that's mounted to the underside of the fridge. I guess there's a space between the metal housing that holds the electrical/mechanical, and the inside of the fridge itself. I'm thinking that I'm going to need to call a repair-person. Ugh.

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