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Old 09-09-2016, 02:18 PM   #1
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Defrost issue with Dometic 6 cf fridge

My 2016 Forester has the Dometic RM2652 6cf 2 door fridge. Shortly after I turn it on, the back wall of the freezer begins to frost up. After 4-5 days, the back freezer wall has an 1/8"+ layer of ice. When I return home, remove the food and shut it off, it melts. This causes a pool of water to form on the base of the freezer. The fridge seems fine and any ice that has formed on the evap coils melts, goes into the tray and exits the fridge and MH via a tube. But the freeze water just sits. It appears that it must be somehow leaking down as the fascia woodwork of wrapped vinyl is swelling from moisture at one corner by the base of the fridge. I now go and wipe up the freeze water as quickly as it melts.
Any thoughts? Out of FR 1 year warranty.
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Old 09-09-2016, 06:05 PM   #2
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That's normal. The freezer compartment is sealed and therefore holds the water from the melted ice.

It's best to always absorb the water from the bottom of the freezer compartment before it overflows the front of the pan.

I know it's a bit of a pain, but it needs to be done.
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Old 09-09-2016, 06:59 PM   #3
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X2. The freezer is not self defrost and ice will form. Some people have put those flexible thin cutting boards against the back wall of freezer and the ice will form on the front of cutting board for easy removal. I have not tried it.
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Old 09-09-2016, 07:56 PM   #4
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That's normal. The freezer compartment is sealed and therefore holds the water from the melted ice.

It's best to always absorb the water from the bottom of the freezer compartment before it overflows the front of the pan.

I know it's a bit of a pain, but it needs to be done.
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X2. The freezer is not self defrost and ice will form. Some people have put those flexible thin cutting boards against the back wall of freezer and the ice will form on the front of cutting board for easy removal. I have not tried it.
Does the board on the back wall affect the cooling?
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DW always lays a towel in the bottom of freezer to collect water. The ice in the refer compartment melts and runs out tube. Haven't had any leaks from the freezer. We do have to remember to return to storage in a couple of days after we return home to get the towel before things mildew.

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Cutting board trick does not effect cooling. This is those thin plastic boards you can roll up. You usually get them 2 or 3 to a pack.
https://www.amazon.com/MIU-Flexible-...+cutting+board
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