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Old 01-15-2014, 10:50 PM   #1
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Water leak under fridge w/pump on

Hi guys!

We have a 1997 National Dolphin 36'. I think our fridge is an "Elite" fridge but I"m not sure that the leak we have is coming from the fridge.

The pipe that runs under the fridge only leaks when the pump is on.

It's a slow leak when the pump is on, then leaks more when we turn one of the faucets on. If we turn off the pump and drain the pipes the leak stops.

We have spent countless hours on our backs trying to fix the leak through the spot where the drawer goes with no success and we can't figure out another way to access the plumbing.

Has anyone else had this problem and what, if anything will fix it?

Or, does anyone know of another way to access this area so we can get a better look at what's going on??

Thanks for any info you have (and please let me know if you need more info to help!)
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:57 AM   #2
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Hi guys!

We have a 1997 National Dolphin 36'. I think our fridge is an "Elite" fridge but I"m not sure that the leak we have is coming from the fridge.

The pipe that runs under the fridge only leaks when the pump is on.

It's a slow leak when the pump is on, then leaks more when we turn one of the faucets on. If we turn off the pump and drain the pipes the leak stops.

Are you saying it doesn't do this when hooked up to shore water? Where is your shore water hook up located?

Sounds like it could be the sink drain pipe!

We have spent countless hours on our backs trying to fix the leak through the spot where the drawer goes with no success and we can't figure out another way to access the plumbing.

Is there a panel beneath the fridge in the hallway? If so , it may be removable and accesses the space below the fridge.


Has anyone else had this problem and what, if anything will fix it?

Or, does anyone know of another way to access this area so we can get a better look at what's going on??

Thanks for any info you have (and please let me know if you need more info to help!)
Hope this helps
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Old 01-18-2014, 07:10 AM   #3
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If you have an icemaker The pipe will runMost likely from the kitchen side to the icemaker. When you turn the pump on it supplie water to the icemaker also. But if there is a problem with the pipe to the icemaker it will always leak. Check your pipes from the outside fridge access door . Hope this helps. Cheers Gerald
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:46 PM   #4
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If you have an icemaker The pipe will runMost likely from the kitchen side to the icemaker. When you turn the pump on it supplie water to the icemaker also. But if there is a problem with the pipe to the icemaker it will always leak. Check your pipes from the outside fridge access door . Hope this helps. Cheers Gerald
What he says, water tubes have a heat element that covers them, this causes the hose to eventually break down and leak. There is a solenoid on the lower corner of the fridge that is accessable through the external vent door. I recommend pulling the water supply hose and capping it until you can replace the hose. On my coach you have to pull the fridge to change the hose. (Which is why I haven't done it yet)
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