Clean Non Removable Drain Pan Refrigerator

Pull the refrigerator from the wall. The drain pan can be accessed by removing the compressor compartment cover. You can put bleach water in the pan and use a sponge or cloth to absorb it. If you want to remove odors, you can use a quart of water with a bit of vanilla flavoring.

Where Is the Refrigerator Drip Pan?

Accessing a refrigerator drip pan is quick if you know where to look. Although individual fridge models vary, the drip pan is almost always located at the bottom of the appliance to allow gravity to drain wastewater away.

If you have the manual that came with your appliance when you bought it, check to see if it explains how to locate the drip pan. If not, try taking the kick panel off the front of your refrigerator by tilting it and then pulling it out.

Your refrigerator drip pan will most likely be concealed behind the kick panel. If you have a front-access drip pan, you can pull it out. Otherwise, move the refrigerator out from the wall to see if you can access it from the back. Its a good idea to turn off the water supply to the refrigerator to stop it from leaking while you find the drip pan. Switch the electricity supply off at the main if you need to pull your fridge out to avoid electrocuting yourself.

If you cant find the drip pan, get a flashlight and try to find the defrost drain line. Follow it downwards until you find the drain opening. The drip pan is located underneath the opening to catch the water.

Take care when sliding the pan out because it will probably contain some standing water. You can then pour the water down the sink before you clean the refrigerator drip pan.

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Accessing the Drip Pan

  • Screwdriver or hex wrench
  • Putty knife
  • Cleaning a Removable Drip Pan

  • Bleach
  • Spray bottle
  • Cleaning rags
  • Sink
  • Towel
  • FAQ

    How do you clean a non removable drain?

    In this case, you can sometimes skip removing the stopper altogether.
    1. Place a bucket under the P-trap.
    2. Unscrew the connectors on each end of the P-trap. Use pliers if they’re tight.
    3. Pull out the P-trap and look for clogs. …
    4. Check the P-trap itself for clogs. …
    5. Reassemble the P-trap and sink stopper if applicable.

    How do I clean my Frigidaire refrigerator drip pan?

    A refrigerator’s drain pan is located on the bottom of the unit, near the floor. It typically can be accessed by removing the grill on the front of the refrigerator and sliding the pan forward. Clean the pan thoroughly and check for cracks or splits.

    How often should you clean drip tray in fridge?

    The drip pan on a fridge catches the condensation flowing from the defrost drain — but if it isn’t regularly cleaned, it can store mould, germs and nasty bacteria and cause a bad smell. While commonly overlooked, the tray should be cleaned every three months.

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