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Cleaning drip tray.

I have a Bosch fridge model KTR1670gb. How can I remove the drip tray for cleaning.

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  • StaksCo May 30, 2008

    I have the same issue. Tray filled up with gunge and honks the kitchen. Fridge is KTR1670GB and the drip tray sits on top of the compressor. A 'screw' from the compressor keeps the drip tray in place. I suspect that this could be un tightened to get the tray out, however, there is hardly any room to do this.

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I have just removed the drip tray from my fridge freezer and it was relatively easy.

Do not remove the compressor unit.

The drip tray is held in place by a metal clasp which is welded to the top of the compressor. The clasp is a flat piece of metal which must physically twisted to align with the key way in the plastic drip tray. I used thin pair of pliers to grip the clasp and twist it clockwise to line up with the tray key way. The tray then has to be carefully manouvred off the compressor so as not to cause damage or spill it foul smelling contents. This I managed to achieve fairly easily.

Clean out and install then twist the clasp to clamp the tray into position. I don't know what would happen if you didnt lock the tray back in position as it does not seem capable of falling off on its own and it would be easier to remove next time.

Hope this makes sense
Mark

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

  • ruth_hodder Oct 11, 2010

    Unfortunately my metal clasp would not budge, but I managed to remove some of the gunge with a teaspoon and clear out the rest with plenty of paper towel and then lots of antibacterial spray.

  • anon321384 Apr 25, 2011

    Just because I couldnt find anything online Id like to add to this after solving this problem:
    On my fridge the stench became unbearable and it took us a while to determine the source. It turned out this drip tray had been breeding bacteria probably for quite some time. What I did was unscrew the entire bracket at the bottom of the fridge that was holding the compressor which allowed me enough room to drop the compressor down and unwedge the tray. hopefully this will solve the problem once and for all but I will be keeping my eye on it from time to time..

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I did this on my Bosch Classix. Turning the flat clasp in the top centre of the evaporation tray such that the flat "wings" pointed side to side enabled me to free the evaporation tray from the compressor but there was not enough space to be able to lift it free from the compressor. In the end I had to undo the three bolts fixing the compressor to the bottom of the fridge and pull it out of of the back of the fridge slightly such that the two back lugs dropped of the fridge base and the compressor dropped a little. This gave me just enough space to clean the tray in situ. I'm not sure I'd recommend this though. It looks easy to break the small pipes entering the compressor.
Why don't Bosch make cleaning this tray easier? It's a design error in my opinion.

Posted on Sep 28, 2011

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