How to Remove the Drain Pan From a GE Profile Refrigerator

General Electric (GE) Profile refrigerators are available in side-by-side, french door and bottom freezer models. The refrigerators are equipped with an automatic defrost system, which removes ice and frost from the evaporator coils located behind the wall of the freezer. As the ice and frost is melted, water drips into a drain pan located on the bottom of the refrigerator. The water evaporates on its own; however, it is good practice to remove the pan at least once a year for general cleaning.

Step 1

Unplug the refrigerator from the wall outlet, or turn off the refrigerator breaker.

Step 2

Remove the screws that secure the lower grille to the front of the refrigerator. It may be necessary to open the refrigerator doors to access the screws. Remove the grille.

Step 3

Grasp the drain pan with both hands, then slowly pull it straight out of the refrigerator.

Andrew Todd

Andrew Todd has been writing since 2006. He has written for the Consumer Search website and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. Todd has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.