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Model # 106.56533400 has a bad smell. how do you take the drip pan out? if this is not the problem what else could we check. we have cleaned everything out and washed it thouroughly. it is about 5 years old-is there any warrantyi? We had a sears repairman out and the problem is still there. Cost about $100 and the problem is still there. please help.

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NO WARRANTY . try BAKING SODA

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SOURCE: kenmore side by side model 596.55662500

have you tried pouring bleach water through the drains in the fridge?

Posted on Nov 08, 2007

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Cannot remove drip pan

im sorry but that drip pan cannot be removed you might have to do the best you can with it in there.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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SOURCE: terrible smell coming from bottom of unit

There Should Be A Grill On The Front Bottom Below The Door. Remove That And It Should Come Out Of The Right Side.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't find drip pan and have a really bad smell

drip pan is on top of compressor

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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SOURCE: drip pan needs emptying; had repairman out for other issues, now fridge keeps overflowing

The accumulated ice you saw is of course the source of the water. The refrigerator will eventually rid itself of the excess ice and the problem will therefore disappear on it's own after a while. The drip pan is normally filled with only a small amount of water, and that is dried up by the condenser cooling fan under the fridge. The pan is removable from most units, but not without making a mess. I suppose you can make and clean up the mess one time and be done with it.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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have you tried pouring bleach water through the drains in the fridge?

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