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Oftentimes, the odor comes from food that has gotten through the vents in the rear panel inside the freezer.
The drip pan (number 22 below) is not really designed to be removed, You have to remove a lot of other parts to get it out.
Can you remove the number 15 cover in the back of the freezer section?
I don't suspect it is the drip pan, either. Can you look behind the rear panel inside the freezer?
Yes, behind that panel is the evaporator coil and the heater. Whatever gets back there is warmed up good every 12 hours or so, it will smell worse the closer to the heater it is. The fan just above that coil will send that odor throughout the entire cabinet!
Not likely, no.
Yes, that is pretty common when you are not able to locate another source of the odor.
Just anything in the cabinet, behind the crispers by the water tank, etc.
You only need to remove the 1/4" screws from the panel and it will pull off. You may need to remove the shelf supports, depending on how much room you have.
You should be able to see if anything is back there once the panel is removed, yes.
Once the panel is off, the degree of cleaning required will depend on what you find. You may find melted plastic, etc. No matter the case, you will need to access the area behind that panel for inspection if you have cleaned all other areas.
I would turn it off, yes. There is a fan moving up there, so you may want to just shut it off so it stops.
Turn the right knob at the top of the refrigerator section all the way left, it should shut off.
No, that one should shut it all off and sure, there are just a few screws. Watch the edges of that panel, though, they can be sharp!
I will be here for at least another hour but will check in sporadically after.
The board? The panel you need to remove is INSIDE THE FREEZER. Did you look at that picture I sent you?
I sent it about an hour ago....
Click where it says CLICK HERE
I will see if another may have any ideas.