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Old 08-23-2014, 03:00 PM   #1
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Wet frig

Just got back from a four day trip and found everything in the frig wet. There is a tray under the fins with a small white wire or tube going somewhere. Is this some kind of drain? The bottom drawers were very wet. Any thoughts?


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Old 08-23-2014, 03:34 PM   #2
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The drain line that comes standard is likely a corrugated white material that resembles wire loom. I just experienced the same issue because the hose was cracked and I found it was very brittle and not repairable. I bought a new hose and we'll see of that works.
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:52 PM   #3
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Just got back from a four day trip and found everything in the frig wet. There is a tray under the fins with a small white wire or tube going somewhere. Is this some kind of drain? The bottom drawers were very wet. Any thoughts?


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Yes, the white tube leads through the rear wall to the space behind the fridge with the wiring and tubing. I should be directed to the outside louvered vent and allowed to drip on one of the louvers to drain outside the coach. It can leak within the fridge with your problem or behind the fridge causing outside wall issues. It should be directed to drip outside everything.
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Agreed, thought there should have been a hole in the base of the cabinet but couldn't find one. Push through the louvers to the outside.
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:26 PM   #5
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I discovered with my fridge recently on a trip that if the catch try is to far back the melt from the fins will miss the try. Water then ends up on the fridge floor.
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:41 PM   #6
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I installed small twin fans in front of the evaporator, this put a stop to most of the dripping and keeps the box at a much more even temp. Also installed two ball bearing computer fans in place of the fan that was making so much noise. 100+ outside, freezer stays at or near 0, box maintains 35* (O.C. mod)
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:35 PM   #7
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There are 2 different systems 1 system has a drip tube that go's through the outside grill, the 2 system go's into a evaporation tray and just drys up behind the panel. If you you install circulation fan against the coils blowing you will lower the temp and kept the moisture down. How this is a OC'S idea is beyond me. They been selling battery or 12 volts fans for ever, to help this problem out.
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There are 2 different systems 1 system has a drip tube that go's through the outside grill, the 2 system go's into a evaporation tray and just drys up behind the panel. If you you install circulation fan against the coils blowing you will lower the temp and kept the moisture down. How this is a OC'S idea is beyond me. They been selling battery or 12 volts fans for ever, to help this problem out.
Nobody said that it was OC's idea, he did the mod and wrote about it. I read what he wrote and did the same mod that's all.
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Nobody said that it was OC's idea, he did the mod and wrote about it. I read what he wrote and did the same mod that's all.
Stand corrected but it was just a mod he did and posted it which is good for all of us, been doing HVAC and Refers for over 20 years. (but many years ago may I add). Nothing against OC. But that mod been around for a very long time. The manufacturer should be doing it not us. If a person dose a mod and it is new then I give then credit, other then that it's just information being passed on.
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Here is a picture of what happens when the fridge drains incorrectly. I like the fan plan.
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