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Smell coming from it

There is a putrid smell coming from the fridge but nothing is spoiled, so we are assuming that it is the drain pan. The problem is that we don't know where the pan is. How do we get to it?

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I had the same issue and turned out milk had clogged the back drain plug so I had to take the back off and clean out the tube. Took a few trys and the smell was gone. Now having trouble with ice build up and leaking but this seems unrelated based on other complaints about this fridge

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