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A smell is coming from the ice dispenser. I need to open it.

I was out of town for a week. My power was shut off. I need to clean out the door dispenser unit to elimiate the odor. How do I open it. I have disasemble the entire fride, this is the last hiding place for the stench.

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Unlikely area for the smell to come from since with the unit off, there is no action in this area. Most likely cause of your smell: Residue in drain pan of freezer evap area. Remove panel in back of freezer section while unit is unplugged and clean drain and surrounding areas. Use a high concentration of bleach water and let unit air out completely after this. At some point in time, meat or related substance in your ref/freezer leaked and odor is caused by this as the unit was thawed. Use the product ICE AIDE, available at sears or by an A&E tech to continue to freshen your unit for 6 months. IF meat or some sort of undesirable juice dripped into the ice or door water dispenser, you can take this apart and clean as needed following your parts breakdown at www.searspartsdirect.com after you enter your model number off of the appliance. Make sure you work with an unpowered appliance.

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