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Old 11-17-2019, 02:15 PM   #1
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Refrigerator leak

Hi everybody,
I'm the new owner of a 2011 Phaeton QBH. We have had two trips, and both times after returning, I have noticed that the carpet in front of the residential refrigerator is wet like the refrigerator has leaked. I checked and the ice maker is empty before we leave our campsite, there is a little frozen build up in the freezer but doesn't seem to be enough to cause this problem.

I have never had a motorhome with a residential freezer before. Is there something that I should be doing as we are packing up to prevent this?

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Old 11-17-2019, 03:49 PM   #2
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Make and model? Frost frees have a natural defrost system. Check and see if there is any water on the inside at the bottom, under the crispers
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Old 11-17-2019, 05:19 PM   #3
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If the drain tube in the back of the freezer is stopped up, it can cause water to build up in the bottom and drain out the front during a defrost cycle. Normally, it shows up with an ice build up on the bottom of the freezer, but depending on the slope/shape of the compartment it might just run out before it freezes.
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Very common problem of the drain tube clogged up. Whirlpool and related brand especially. Look to utube for a fix or if it newer Whirlpool might cover it
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:32 AM   #5
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If it is a Whirlpool, the repair kit is about $25 and it will take you less than 30 minutes to repair it. Whirlpool used a duckbill on the end of the drain tube from the freezer that would become plugged up over time. The replacement system actually adds a P trap and gets rid of the duckbill - no more problems.
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If it is a Whirlpool, the repair kit is about $25 and it will take you less than 30 minutes to repair it. Whirlpool used a duckbill on the end of the drain tube from the freezer that would become plugged up over time. The replacement system actually adds a P trap and gets rid of the duckbill - no more problems.
Yeah, but it's not just a Whirlpool. The Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Maytag, and Roper. are all the same. A couple of years ago there was a recall for this problem. Give your company a call and see if they'll still honor it. If not, ask for the part and number and spring for it yourself. As said about $25, or maybe cheaper on the web.
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