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Dry wallers unplugged our GE upright no frost freezer. It was out for several days. A very large bag of chicken thawed and leaked chicken juice on the bottom of the freezer. We could not get the smell out no matter what we did. We have found that the smell is coming from the drip pan at the bottom of the unit. We can't get the drip pan off the freezer. How do we clean that. Can we pour bleach down the hole at the back. If so, how do we drain it?

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  • kuhnzpa May 24, 2011

    K...my husband jumped the gun and poured straight bleach....about 1/2 cup in there. I am at work now. Do I need to go home or can it wait 4 hours. Thank you for the advice...it is a horrible smell and hopefully this will take care of it. Didn't even know that cup was down there. arghhhh.

  • kuhnzpa May 26, 2011

    Worked great! Boy what a mess. Thank you so much.

  • kuhnzpa May 26, 2011

    Thank yo SO much. I was at my wits end because nothing was working. This solution worked great.

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You may want to use several products, one at a time. Use a 50% Clorox at first. Not too much so you can then use water and then vacuum out liquid after an hour with wet or dry vacuum. Let thoroughly dry. Next use full strength Hydrogen Peroxide. This goes after organic problems. Leave that for an hour and vacuum it out. Lastly, get one of the enzyme cleaners used for pet odor elimination. Use that as directed or more concentrated. Finally vacuum that out. If you can reach under with a brush to agitate the liquids that might help. After it is thoroughly dry, if oily residue is present, you might put some isoprophyl alcohol down and brush. Do not use much and use ventilation for this due to flammability.

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  • Fred Yearian May 25, 2011

    Dilute the bleach that he put down and vacuum out all of it and let it dry before using other products. Neutron Industries makes a product called NI712 that is an orange productt that if nothing else I have suggested works, it will probably work... You would only use a very small amount unless you like orange smell. Soome of the evaporator pans in refrigerators can be removed for cleaning, others are permanently attached.

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Hello
Bleach and water. Half And Half.So One gallon would be half bleach and half water.

Pour it in the drain pan.There is no drain plug on the pan so your going to have to use a wet dry vac or a shop vac to **** it up.Use the contractors vac.

I would let the mixture sit in the pan a little to kill the bacteria.

Posted on May 24, 2011

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    mpcheesman1 May 26, 2011

    ok wonderfull im glad it worked out.

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