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Order in drain pan

There is an order and liquid in drain pan of refridge. There is no way to remove drain pan. and really no room to stick my hand to clean it, what do you suggest?

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Re: order in drain pan

Its supposed to have water in it heat from the compressor evaps the water you may poor a little bleach in it to kill the algae or bacteria to help with oder

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