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Old 07-17-2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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Delamination

In the picture you can see that I have the start of delamination. This is right under the vent for the refrigerator. There is moisture behind the vent and it looks like it is coming from the refirgerator. Any body have suggestions as to why/how the refrigerator is leaking. This is on a 2009 Damon Daybreak 3575.

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Old 07-17-2012, 09:09 PM   #2
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our tuscany fridge vent was letting water run down into the basement...
i found the sealant that was to seal the fridge area was short and allowed water to run down inside the wall to the basement.

now we have a thick coating of poly-sulfide sealant from the metal fridge pan all the way out to the edge of the vent housing.
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:42 AM   #3
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The leak is probably around the vent frame. The moisture could be from rain, or condenstate from the fridge. In my opionion you should remove the vent and reseal with a polyurethane sealant.

Fixing the delamination is another chore. If it is not too bad you may be able to glue everything back together with out tearing the wall apart.

There are a number of products available and my favorites are Composet SLV epoxy and Loctite polyurethane Window and Door Sealant.
The Composet epoxy website is www.delamrepair.com.

I think you take out the removable part of the vent and from there you should be able to remove the frame.
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the area under the fridge coils and burner should be sealed, except for a drain tube. make sure its sealed, and the tube is not clogged.
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And make sure the fridge drain tube is NOT dripping water down the inside of the wall. Norcolds drain it into a cup where it evaporates. Some Dometic models rely on the drain tube being routed outside, through the fridge vent cover.
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OP, you don't have "the start of delamination", you have it pure and not so simple!
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OP, you don't have "the start of delamination", you have it pure and not so simple!
Agreed. That needs immediate attention.
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Check with your manufacturer, that should still be under warranty.
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that should still be under warranty.
Delamination due to water leaks is generally considered to be a [lack of] maintenance problem rather than structural. The long term structural warranty usually does not apply. Doesn't hurt to ask, though, if the problem can be traced to a factory defect.
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