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Old 07-26-2019, 01:25 PM   #1
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Everchill WD-282FWDC - Leaks Water Inside

So we have a 2020 Puma 32BHKS that was delivered in mid-May, that we seasonal camp with. The Everchill 12v fridge is level in all ways that I check. We get water leaking inside the fridge, so we have to line the shelves with towels. The water leaks from the top cover in the fridge portion. It's leaked every weekend except the very first.

I pulled the cover off the freezer covering the coil. There was a good amount of ice blocking what I am assuming is the drain, so I used a hair dryer to clear and towels to mop up all the water. There is not a round drain as on a residential fridge, but slots. I cannot get anything into the slot to see if it's blocked. I did watch and water was flowing into the drain slots as I was melting the ice.

But no more than 30 minutes later, we were getting dripping water into the fridge again with no ice build-up in the freezer section.

I cannot find anything trouble shooting wise on this model anywhere on the web. I can call to get a service call, but I am trying to figure this out on my own, if it's an easy fix. Since we're seasonal, I'd prefer not to pull it to take it in. We can have them come out, but the wait list is quite long as well.

Any help on this fridge? Thank you in advance!

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Old 07-26-2019, 03:29 PM   #2
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We would be happy to assist you with your Puma's Everchill Fridge. Please contact Johnny Jones in our Customer service department through the following personalized and direct link:

This direct link is provided for your convenience in order that we may resolve your concerns as quickly as possible. We will strive to respond to you within 24 hours of receiving your correspondence.

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Old 09-26-2019, 03:06 PM   #3
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TL/DR: Block in the drain to the evap tray, drain line iced over, cause freezer to leak into the fridge section.

I completely forgot to post back here with what the issue was.

I contacted FR and then was contacted by Everchill. Both were completely helpful and walked me through a few items to check.

I ended up pulling the fridge completely out of the cabinet, not an easy task with a center island in the way. There was no corrosion on any contact, everything was working as it should.

What happened, there was something in the drain line, preventing the water from getting down to the evap tray. I used some string trimmer line I had and ran it up from the bottom and could not get it through to the freezer. After a complete defrost, I poured some hot water to melt the rest of the ice in the line. After that, I was able to run the line from the bottom to the top and push the blockage out. It was some pieces of black plastic.

After that was completed, the fridge has been leak free for the rest of the summer.
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