How do I remove the drip pan from bottom right of the refrigerator? We were gone and the refrigerator went out. Now, after repair, a horrible smell is coming from the drip pan.
Answer Hello Carol,
The refrigerator will need to be tilted to the right as you face it from the front so the compressor oil does not travel into parts of the sealed system where it will cause a problem. The retaining screws for the defrost pan 241697602 are accessible from the bottom. The unit should be empty and disconnected from the power supply before tilting and/or servicing. I would recommend pouring about 4 to 6 tablespoons of white vinegar in the drain to kill the bacteria in the pan. This will help a lot since some of the odor will be coming from the defrost drain tube.
I have basically the same question as Stanley. About once a week or so, I find water leaking from underneath the freezer side of my refrigerator. I didn't find my model # listed in the answer to his question. And mine has an ice maker. Model # FRS26H5AS.
Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide me with, before having to buy another refrigerator of a different make.
Answer Troy, First check to the defrost drain pan 241697602 is a good idea, make sure there are no cracks or holes in the pan, and the drain hose is seated properly in the pan. Then check to see if there is a sheet of ice on the freezer floor, this would indicate a clogged defrost drain opening and tube, and will need to be deiced and cleared using hot water or a hair dryer and towels to clean up the mess. Make sure both doors are closing and sealing properly. If the issue were the ice maker it would leak more often than once a week, it cycles about every two hours until the ice bin is full and shuts off.
How do I remove the drip pan from underneath the refrigerator?
In order to remove the drip pan from this unit you would need to tilt the unit back and remove from the bottom of the unit. If you are looking to take the water out then it is not necessary as the water will evaporator with the operation of the unit.