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How do I remove the drip tray at the back of the fridge for cleaning.

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Without knowing your model# to know which fridge you have makes it difficult to tell you how to do this. Most models have the lower frame supporting the pan and it is not easily removed. It is also very possible to damage the pan if not done correctly so I normally never recommend someone do this! Once it crack, you need to replace it!

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if you cant remove it then wash it unplug the refrigerator from ac outllet first then remove the carton cover in the back and you gona see the pan were the water is temporaly storege with a garden hose washing the pan and then clean the floor use or news paper around the refrigy is helpfull the water or so in the pan is evaporated with the hot of the compresor sistem that water come frome the freeser compartment....good luck and rate me

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SOURCE: Remove drip tray from bosch KTR1670GB

YOU MIGHT TRY TO UNCLIP THE COMPRESSOR AND MOVE IT OUT SLOWLY AS HOT TO KINK THE COPPER TUBING,ALSO MAKE SURE YOU USE CLAUK UNDER THE DRAIN PAN SO IT DOES NOT LEAK,HOPE THIS HELP,THANKS-MIKE

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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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

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SOURCE: Milk which was spilled in the fridge has dripped

Hello. yes. The tray can be slid out. Before you do this, unplug your fridge. Then remove the lower front grill, it just lifts off. Grasp the tray and gently pull it forward. J.

Posted on Jun 22, 2010

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we had a really bad smell coming from the back of our westinghouse aurora. and yes found it to be emanating from drip tray at the back. To remove this we had to undo 4 clips at the base of black motor thingy, that the plastic drip box sits on. Then we were able to lift whole thing a bit ,(10mm up and 50mm out, approx) so we could tilt everything forward and sweeze and wiggle tray out. then cleaned with bleach. also we unblocked hole inside fridge that allows water to drip into drip tray at back.

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Sorry I don't know this model, so I can only give generic advice on this one.

Most fridges have the cooling plate at the back. Try to keep food away from it, otherwise ice will form on it.

At the bottom of this area there will be a gully and drain hole through to the back. Any drips that form at the back, will drip into this gully, go through the hole, down a pipe and onto an evaperator tray sitting on top of the compressor.

What usually happens is that dust or labels get stuck to the cooling plate at the back, which drips down, blocking the pipe, which then stagnates into a grey stinky soup.....Lovely!

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While you are there, clean the door seals.& dry the interior.

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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

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