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Old 03-03-2019, 08:12 PM   #1
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Fridge leaking/sweating?

Fridge is a Frigidaire.

If you open the FRIDGE door (not freezer), itís wet with water. The shelves are wet, the drawers on the bottom have water in them too. In this picture, you can see itís leaking from this top thing.

The picture is taken from inside fridge area. This white piece that has water on it is located in the center of fridge in the back, and at the top. It looks like the water starts here and drips down on everything







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Old 03-03-2019, 08:29 PM   #2
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I don't have that style frig in my TT, but the same thing happened to our house frig years ago. I finally traced it down to some frozen peas that somehow made it in the drain line that runs down to the bottom pan during the defrost cycle. Took a little bit of work but I finally got it cleaned out and the leaking stopped. My daughter had similar problem and it was ice build up in the drain line. She made a funnel with a hose and slowly poured hot water down it till the ice melted. Not sure if that's you particular problem, but it might give you some things to look at.
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:58 PM   #3
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So the way these fridges work is that the freezer gets cold, and there's a fan that blows the cold air down to the fridge part. It's behind the plastic center piece on the back wall of the freezer. There is no cooling per se in the fridge part. The cold air comes out of the piece in your picture.

Most likely your fan has died. It wasn't very warm in the bus, so it didn't cycle very often, there's ice forming in there, the fan blocks and when it tries to run it burns up. Now at the bottom the warm air from the fridge is melting it the ice and there's your dripping. You'll also notice at some point that the fridge is not really getting cold anymore. Especially when it gets HOT in the bus. Do you hear the fan running in the freezer?

The good news is it's easy to replace, from within. Don't even have to pull the fridge. Covers snap out, a few screws, a few electrical connectors. Amazon, $40

Watched a tech do it to mine under warrantee 3 months after we got the thing. Been good since.

Tech said it was a known issue.

Now, your fan may not be dead, yet, he also added a styrofoam restrictor so the fan would run more (basically making the whole thing less effective) and less chance of ice to form.
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Old 03-03-2019, 09:17 PM   #4
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Gotcha. Thanks. Iíll take that cover off tomorrow and check it out. Freezer and fridge are cold and the fan does sound like itís running in freezer. But Iíll report back when I get it apart and get it solved. Hopefully it will help someone else in future too
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Old 03-03-2019, 09:34 PM   #5
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If the fan is running there's probably just ice in there.... Not sure how you would get a hold of the restrictor. It's a dumb piece of styrofoam, but the dimensions are important.

I should do a writeup on my blog.
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:46 PM   #6
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Check this out .... pics are of the plastic center piece in the fridge. This is at the top of the fridge all the way in back

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Old 03-13-2019, 03:21 PM   #7
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Well, that'll do it...... Good job... now you gotta fix it.... lol
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:25 PM   #8
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This thing is a few months old. They (fridge co) are covering it. They are sending a tech to my house and taking care of everything. Very simple process to be honest.

And they even said if I want to extend my warranty for another 3yrs, itís just $70. Which doesnít seem hateful at all. And itís the same full 100% parts, labor or replacement of unit warranty that I have now. These house-style fridges I donít think are made any more robust before they put them in RVs, so the vibration may take a toll on it.
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Excellent...
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:33 AM   #10
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Call the repair place and tell them to bring a new fan with them. That way you don't have to hear "we don't have that part, we will have to come back". It is a known repair that has happened to plenty of Berkshire owners. And yes, it is under warranty. Don't let them tell you any different.
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