How to Clean a Drip Pan for a Frigidaire Refrigerator

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.

Things You Will Need

  • Dish soap
  • Scrub brush
  • Paper towels

Tip

  • Food will remain fresh in the refrigerator for the short time it is unplugged.

About the Author

Connecticut-based Stacy Morgan began writing for eHow in 2009. Morgan graduated from the Porter and Chester Institute of Technology with a certification in architectural drafting.