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Odor the door was left open a crack over night, some fish thawed out and the water went into the drain. How do you empty and clean drain ...and get rid of odor?

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I would take the machine outside and blast it with a hose. use hot water mixed with bleach and dish detergent to clean the inside  thoroughly.

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