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How does the drain tray that sits on top of compressor come off or out.

Getting strong odor from drip tray

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Gerard,
Sometimes they are bolted onto the top, but many times they are welded in place and you cannot remove them. I would suggest putting some warm soapy water in the pan for a few minutes and then vacuum it out if you have a wet vac, other wise just put towels or rags or a sponge in there to soak up the water and just wipe it out as best that you can. Hope this helps!

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