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Old 05-29-2015, 06:26 PM   #1
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Where does the water go when defrosting Dometic Refrigerator/ Freezer?

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Old 05-29-2015, 06:30 PM   #2
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I am defrosting my refrigerator / freezer. Dometic Model# DM2652LBX That is on my Palomino Puma 32DBKS. I do not see any drain holes in the freezer portion, where does this water drain to or do I have to have a towel in there to absorb the water?
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I have to mop mine up with a towel.
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:07 PM   #5
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We turn ours off, open both doors, put one old bath towel in the bottom of the freezer and one in the bottom of the refrigerator.
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:10 PM   #6
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Thanks, can anyone tell me what the white drain tube is for on the oitside access cover to the refrigerator is for?
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for the fins in refrigerator section.
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There's a tray under the metal fins at the top back of the refrigerator portion (on mine, at least). The tray catches drips off those metal fins and takes the water through the back wall and out that white (or sometimes black) drain tube. It does NOT, however, take melted condensation out of the freezer portion.
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There are some informative videos on YouTube like this one that explains how an RV refrigerator works.
http://youtu.be/oIJYx5j2nPQ
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Thanks for the replies, not a big deal, but just thought the freezer would drain into the refrigerator then outside.
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I am defrosting my refrigerator / freezer. Dometic Model# DM2652LBX That is on my Palomino Puma 32DBKS. I do not see any drain holes in the freezer portion, where does this water drain to or do I have to have a towel in there to absorb the water?

When we came back from our maiden voyage weekend of using our HTT for the first time, I noticed a couple days later there was water ( albeit, a small amount ) on the floor as well. I too scratched my head and started looking for possible clues.
As we keep our HTT tilted a bit downward in the front for rain run off, I noticed a water trail leading from the refrigerator. Was glad to see that's all it was.
Now we just remember to put a towel down to absorb the water.

p.s. Before plugging in and turning on the refrigerator to pre-cool while at home, we first re-level the HTT as is suggested. Just some FYI.
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Thanks for the replies, not a big deal, but just thought the freezer would drain into the refrigerator then outside.
You could probably make that mod.
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You could probably make that mod.
Probably a small hole, some tubing and caulk?????
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