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Defrost tray can't be completely cleaned

Defrost tray has black mold but some areas of the tray are inaccessible to clean, fridge is 3 years old

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You could try to get it out from the front behind the kick panel which pulls off. You can pour a bleach and water mixture in it to kill the mold and when it dries out you may can blow it out with air pressure. It really doesn't do any harm unless it gets in the drain tube and stops it up or if you are extremly allergic to it.

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Water leaking from bottom freezer door


Most likely its the hole in the bottom that goes to a tray underneath the fridge. Its part of the defrost system. Some times those holes vet covered up with a clearish mold. Just cleadn the bottom of fridge with bleach and clean out that drain home.

Mar 28, 2016 | Refrigerators

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Water Leaking Inside Refrigerator


If water leaks inside your refrigerator
(and it WILL, at some point) you can fix
it yourself. My 26 year old fridge was leaking
and I fixed it completely. It is a Kenmore
top freezer, bottom refrigerator model.

In the good old models, one had to defrost the
fridge every few months manually.

In the recent models, the fridge defrosts automatically,
once or twice a day, and the water is supposed to drain
down a long drain tube into a pan located at the bottom of
the fridge. This collected water in the pan evaporates
by the heat under the fridge.

Now the drain tube can get clogged, by food debris and/or
ice. Thus when the water cannot drip through the drain tube
the water drips inside the fridge.

The drain tube is located behind the fridge, which is pretty
easy to take it out and clean. However usually the clog is
not in the long tube but in the connector assembly located
in the backside of the fridge that leads to the long drain tube.

To get to the connector assembly, you need to unscrew and
take out the back panel of the freezer compartment. You would
see the evaporator coil and a tray under the coil where the water
is supposed to drip through. If you find the tray completely frozen
with ice, let it melt off. To speed up melting, you may blow
hot air via a hair dryer. Once the ice is clear, you should see
a drain hole in the middle of the tray. This could be clogged,
which needs to be unclogged.

Next unscrew and open the thermostat control assembly located
in the inside of the back of the refrigerator compartment just above
the light bulb fixture. Once you take the cover off (you will
also have to take the knobs out) you will see a small tray cup about
2" x 2" x 1/2" into which water from the top freezer compartment
drain hole is supposed to drain. Pull out the tray cup, and if clogged,
unclog it, clean it and put it back.

To check if the drain works ok, pour some water on the tray
under the evaporator coil (top freezer compartment) and see if it
immediately drains into the tray located at the bottom of the fridge
at the floor level. If it does, you got it; and you can assemble things
back in the reverse order you took the pieces apart.

Needless to say, use a vacuum cleaner with a long suction tube to clean
out all the collected mess under the fridge. No matter how good
your housekeeping is, the bottom of the fridge will be full of dust.
With lot of patience (I mean lots of it) you should be saving hundreds
of dollars. Attached are some pictures I took. Call me before you dig !

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I have mold! in the drain on bottom of fridge i assume because of the water dripping down the walls all the time?


Try to put a tray under the fridge to collect the dripping before handling the mold.

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Mildew in washer


Hi Meredith, this is AP!

I understand you are struggling with mold spreading in your Frigidaire dishwasher, model PLD2560LCC. The average useful life of a dishwasher is about 13 years, so I would attempt to get a few more years from the dishwasher if you can. Chlorine bleach kills mold and helps remove most mildew stains. Dilute 1 cup of bleach in a gallon of water and scrub the interior of the machine with a stiff brush. Use a toothbrush to get in narrow areas, such as around door gaskets. Wear gloves to protect your hands when you use bleach, and also avoid mixing bleach with any other cleaning product. Run the dishwasher empty after cleaning it to rinse out the bleach residue. If stains remain after mold removal, scrub them away gently with a damp rag and mild scouring powder.

Or you could run a cycle with no dishes. Once the dishwasher has completed its initial fill, add 1 cup of white vinegar and complete the cycle. If you find that removes the mold I would open the dishwasher door after each use and allow it to dry out completely before closing it to prevent mold growth. Moisture, bits of food and a warm environment can lead to unwanted mold growth. If you won't be using the dishwasher for a while, such as when leaving for vacation, leave the door open while you are gone to ensure no trapped moisture leads to a mold or mildew problem.

I hope this information proves helpful to you, thank you for the post.

Thanks,

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I have a sharp fridge SJ-P49N-SL. A recent power outtage in the area lasted 8 hours. When the power came back on, the fridge seemed to be ok. But, after 5-6 hours of operation, the freezer is not cold...


Checked Freezer Fan is working. Also checked defrost Fuse in freezer.
To checked freezer fan is working or not open freezer door press Door Switch and checked Cold air is coming from duct or not.

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During holydays, due to an interruption in the power service, the food of the freezer department defrosted, and now there is bad odour in the fridge. I cleaned it, but the odour did not disappear. What...


Hi and welcome to FixYa I am Kelly. If you are using it and need to keep using it buy about 4 boxes of arm and hammer baking soda and cut the top off. Place 3 in fresh food compartment and one in the freezer. It takes time but it does eventually pull out that odor. However... you need to look under the refrigerator at the water catch basin plastic tray. Often liquids from a defrosted refrigerator drain into the pan down there and dry out. Then everytime the unit auto defrosts (2 - 3 times a day that) bad odor is noticed again because the water produced from defrosting liquifies the material in the plastic tray. You should clean that tray really well and wipe out all of the black goo / gunk. Make sure you look at the very end of the cabinet drain tube also that terminates in that same pan. I have found that using Mr. Muscle mold and mildew cleaner does a really good job of cleaning and removing that foul smell. A trade secret here we use Endust on a dry clean inner cabinet to make them smell good and shine.

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Aug 29, 2010 | Refrigerators

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DEFROSTING/ WATER RUNNING ONTO FLOOR & INSIDE FRIDGE


Check to see if the run-off tube at the back is plugged.

I dont know how old the fridge is - but if it a couple years old check at the back or the fridge - there should be a tube running down the back of the fridge down into the bottom tray. This tube funnels water from the freezer (condensation, or water from the defrost) down onto the tray holding the compressor where it evaporates with help from the heat off the compressor. Sometimes this tube can get plugged up with some scum or mineral deposits, causing the built up water to drain from inside the fridge.

The tube shouldn't be too hard to remove and clean out with some hot water and pipe cleaners. Had the same issue on on a GE fridge last year.
Hope this helps!

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My hotpoint ffa74 fridge freezer drainage hole in fridge compartment never drains away the water. have emptied and defrosted but made no difference


Defrost the fridge. I recommend at least 24 hour period, it's normally quicker. After it has defrosted empty the tray at the back by simply unscrewing the tray and removing the little black rubber tube. To test that it has totally defrosted pour coke down the drain inside the fridge with the tray back in, this should filter into the tray. Clean the tray again and insert black rubber tube and tighten screws again, job done.
I had the same problem but it was all sorted within 16 hours as it defrosts quickly.

May 02, 2008 | Refrigerators

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My Fridge was turned off for the winter while I was away. Unfortunately my plumber left filled ice cube trays in the freezer and shut the door. Water was also left in the fridge. When I returned this...


well for mold problems i recommend cleaning out all compartments with water/bleach solution also a little bathroom cleaner will kill the mildew. i don't think it seeped to the insulation because the plastic liner in fridges are quite little thick. turn it on for some days and put one of those arm and hammer baking soda for fridges that will kill any residual odor. i consider it safe but its your call if you feel comfortable using it.

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