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Old 03-11-2013, 02:41 PM   #1
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Ice buildup inside frig. ????

We have a 010 Cardinal and are having a problem with ice buildup in back of refrigerator on the fins. Any suggestions to correct greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!!!
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:50 PM   #2
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How quickly does it occur? And what kind of outside temps are you having?
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is your door sealing properly?
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I've noticed that our refrigerator does it when powered by gas. I keep it plugged in on electrical at home and noticed last time out when we arrived at the camp ground it has iced up while on gas. Thermostate settings seem different between gas and electical power. Just my opinion on our experience.
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How quickly does it occur? And what kind of outside temps are you having?
Once every 2 months. Temp is mid 20's nite to mid 50's most days
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Yes , door seals fine. Tks
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:23 PM   #8
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Our frigde runs on electric for 6 months straight on our seasonal site. I do have to defrost it mid season. I plan on installing a fridge fan this spring.
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Ok. Tks!! I think I may do the same.
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Ok. Tks!! I think I may do the same.
If its humid outside its going to freeze up. Even with circ air. These frigs use the old direct contact method of cooling, refridge cools aluminum fins, direct to air in box, very cold fins freeze moisture in air. New units of course use air flow and auto defrost heat exchangers.
Minimize the time doors are open or: I use a high power hair dryer once a month directly on fins. Turn off fridge, warm coils, dry and put groceries back on top shelf. Fridge only warms a few degrees by the time you get it back on line. Trick is don't let it get too far, for obvious reasons.
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