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I removed the back panel on my Maytag bottom freezer refrigerator (2003 - MBF2256HEW) in order to vacuum dust from fan, etc. I noticed a green scum and algae looking growth in the drain pan. How do I remove the drain pan to clean this? Do I need to clean it? Do you think I should wear a respirator for protection? Also, how do I get to the coils to vacuum them (I tried from the front, but could only get one edge)?

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You are right to be concerned regarding the green gunge as its related to legionaires desease.BUT only in extreme circumstaces will you be effected.just use a small amount of clorine bleach in the drain pan and let it evaperate as clean the coils use a microfibre venetian blind wand and hold the nozzle of the vac to draw in the dust.(i use a garden blower for mine but its in the garage.)

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  • watsky Oct 15, 2010

    You suggested adding bleach to the drain pan and to let it evaporate as normal. My drain pan has water in addition to the green gunk. I added 1 TBS to the pan. Should all of the liquid in the drain evaporate? Then do I vacuum out the green gunk?

  • geoff hunter Oct 16, 2010

    you can do,it will do no harm to start with an empty pan.


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