Deodorizing a Non-Removable Refrigerator Drip Pan

My refrigerator has a bad odor coming from the bottom drip pan. The pan is not removable. With my old refrigerator to clean the odor I would put baking powder all over the pan and the odor would be gone. How do I eliminate the odor if the pan is not removable? Thanks.

By Sandra from Houston, TX

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December 5, 20120 found this helpful
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I couldn't remove my drip pan and it smelled. I stuffed an old hand towel in there to soak up any water then I sprayed Lysol with bleach in the pan and added water with vinegar. I let it soak. I then used a small thin paint roller with the long handle and used that to scrub it and soak up the water. Pulled the roller out, squeezed the water out and kept re-rolling until the pan was dry.

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August 2, 20161 found this helpful
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Mine had chunks of mold that were crusty. I soaked the moldy bottom of the tray under coils with spray bottle with just water. As it started to fill I would suck it out with a large straw that I duct taped to my shop vac. This worked great, the paint roller got water but not the other stuff.

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January 12, 20110 found this helpful

Perhaps a dead mouse is in the coils.

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February 4, 20160 found this helpful

You are so right! I will agree about this message! It is NOT easy to get to the intended recipient. I have to use a long bristle brush teeth to move forward the awful scum, and now my favorite part of the house is not dead!

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January 12, 20110 found this helpful

Here is a short blog that might be helpful to you. There's a guy named Jake there that even shares his appliance repair credentials and gave a couple of answers regarding this problem. If not helpful for you, I would call the manufacturer of the refridgerator:

http://www.applianceblog.com/mainfo ... -kenmore-coldspot-drip-pan-odor.html

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April 5, 20160 found this helpful

Why would any company make a non removable drip tray in the first place. I cleaned mine the same way as Robert s did.

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May 10, 20160 found this helpful

The paint roller idea is Great! Thanks!

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