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How to Clean a Drip Pan for a Frigidaire Refrigerator

Stacy Morgan

The drip pan catches liquid and debris that are flushed from a refrigerator during a defrost cycle. Over time, debris can accumulate in the pan. Frigidaire recommends a twice-yearly cleaning of the refrigerator to maintain it. The drip pan is accessed from the back of a Frigidaire refrigerator.

Step 1

Grasp the refrigerator on both sides and carefully slide it out to expose the back. Disconnect the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2

Locate the drip pan on the back of the refrigerator, near the compressor. Grasp both sides of the pan, and pull outward to remove it.

Step 3

Pour any accumulated liquid in the pan down a sink drain. Spray the surface with water, and squirt a small amount of dish soap onto the surface of the pan.

Step 4

Scrub the pan in circular motions with a nonabrasive brush to remove encrusted debris.

Step 5

Rinse the pan clean, wipe it dry with paper towels, and reinstall it in the back of the refrigerator.