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Removing drip tray from a Beko fridge freezer - help!
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Jo_R
Old 08-08-2010, 1:29 PM
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Hi all

I am currently in the process of cleaning up our (not very!) old Beko fridge freezer in order to sell it as we have a new bigger one given to us.

The only trouble I'm having is removing the drip tray at the back. It *should* be removable - the directions say there is a 'lug' on the tray which needs depressing with the tip of a screwdriver, then the tray can be pulled up and taken out. However, I can't work out which bit is the lug and can hardly reach in with a screwdriver as there's not much room to manoeuvre!

Anyone done the same - I want to get it sorted as now I've unplugged the fridge freezer, the drip tray reeks!

Thanks
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Old 08-08-2010, 4:25 PM
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If you cant what I did with my freezer was used a turkey baster to suck the water up
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Old 08-09-2010, 8:17 PM
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I had this problem with two Beko fridges I bought in the past couple of years, so I called the manufacturer.

They told me the drip tray, contrary to the user instruction info, cannot be removed. They said they are aware that this is a problem, but haven't a fix for it. Cleaning it in situ is a very unpleasant operation! Not impressed.
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Old 08-09-2010, 8:25 PM
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its a good idea ..every so often to put a teaspoon full if dilute disinfectant down the drain hole at the back of the fridge compartment ..

this will stop mold growing and blocking it up ..there by, you wont have to bother with cleaning any trays ever .

all the best.markj

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Old 08-09-2010, 8:33 PM
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This might work (just thought this up so....?)

Get a flexible tube (maybe from an aquarium supplies shop, maybe a short length of hose pipe) about a foot long.

Get a washing up bowl.

Fill the tube completely with water and cover both ends with your thumbs.

Stick one end in the tray, take off thumb, stick the other end in bowl, below the tray level, take off thumb.

Should work like a syphon.
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:43 PM
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Default beko fridge drip tray removal

have just removed tray easily.if you work the tray from side to side putting more pressure on each time it DOES work itself lose just dont wear any clean clothes while doing it!!!
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:48 PM
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Hi all

I am currently in the process of cleaning up our (not very!) old Beko fridge freezer in order to sell it as we have a new bigger one given to us.

The only trouble I'm having is removing the drip tray at the back. It *should* be removable - the directions say there is a 'lug' on the tray which needs depressing with the tip of a screwdriver, then the tray can be pulled up and taken out. However, I can't work out which bit is the lug and can hardly reach in with a screwdriver as there's not much room to manoeuvre!

Anyone done the same - I want to get it sorted as now I've unplugged the fridge freezer, the drip tray reeks!

Thanks
If you move the tray from side to side it will come out without breaking the lug more pressure on it each time!!
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Old 10-07-2012, 8:43 AM
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Having removed the drip tray with great difficulty, and I'm no weakling, I cut the protruding barbs off the clip with a sharp knife before replacing the tray.
No problem any more.

Note to self:- must not upset pot of cream inside fridge again.
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Old 10-07-2012, 8:48 AM
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I think this is one of those occasions when my Grandad was right,

If brute force doesn't work, your not using enough of it.

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Old 01-09-2012, 1:06 PM
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Default Beko fridge drain tray

Removing drip tray from beko fridge grip tray and move it from side to side screw fashion while pulling quite hard this breaks the two small grippers on side of lugs when out cut the remaining grippers off with sharp knife fit back and the tray will slide in and out like the shelves in fridge there is no way the tray will fall out as the slot is quite big
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