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Old 07-06-2017, 09:41 AM   #1
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My Dometic refrigerator is dripping excessive water in the inside tray. Is this normal? I have never noticed this before.
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:44 AM   #2
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Outside RH and number of times the door is opened and condition of the door seal all contribute , to the amount .
Isn't the catch tray draining properly ?
The tube can plug up and the tray overflow .
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:46 AM   #3
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Make sure that inside tray is draining OUTSIDE your coach-I just pull the tubing through the refrig access panel so it drains outside.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:11 AM   #4
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careful if you are handling the drain tube as they get very brittle and literally fall apart in your hands.
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Old 07-15-2017, 03:07 PM   #5
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There is a small cap on the end of most drain lines. Doesn't hurt to pull it out and throw it away. The little pan it drains into should help evaporate the water with the heat coming from the fridge.
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There is a small cap on the end of most drain lines. Doesn't hurt to pull it out and throw it away. The little pan it drains into should help evaporate the water with the heat coming from the fridge.
I believe this cap is there to prevent negative pressure...similar to how you put a loop in your line at home for your HRV...I could be wrong though but I definetly wouldn't throw it away...
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Interesting, I always thought that little cap was to keep the bugs out of the fridge
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Normal as long as it's draining outside and the fridge is maintaining proper temps.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:25 AM   #9
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If you lose the cap, put a loop in the hose and it'll act like a trap under the sink.....also keeps outside heat out....the hose will get some water in it from the fridge
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The hose is a drain it is not some piece of plumbing designed to stop heat from coming inside. I wonder what introduces more heat to the inside of the fridge, opening the door 8 times when making dinner or the 3 molecules of air that could come in from the outside. From a thermodynamic perspective the ability of heat to transfer up that hose when water is draining at a lower temperature would be almost impossible. Putting a circle in the hose will impede water flow and will cause a decrease in evaporation of the expelled water. These types of changes may seem simple but they require balance so the absorption cycle is not disturbed.
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The hose should have a p-trap in it to keep heat out and the cap is to keep bugs out.
As for as the excess water, the heat strip in the freezer part might be on, the switch should be in the freezer door area depending on model.
I keep mine I the off position.
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