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Old 11-24-2008, 08:31 AM   #1
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I HAVE WATER LEAKING INTO STORAGE COMPARTMENT LOOKS LIKE IT IS COMING FROM INBETWEEN FRIDE AND HOLDING TANK BETWEEN STORAGE COMP. ANY IDEAS

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I HAVE WATER LEAKING INTO STORAGE COMPARTMENT LOOKS LIKE IT IS COMING FROM INBETWEEN FRIDE AND HOLDING TANK BETWEEN STORAGE COMP. ANY IDEAS

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Old 11-24-2008, 09:05 AM   #3
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By any chance have you filled your fresh water tank to overflowing?

I have done that and water will migrate to the floor under the cabinets. I just opened the drawers and allowed the space to dry out (it was summertime)

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Old 11-24-2008, 09:51 AM   #4
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Do you have a ice maker? The valve for the ice maker is located under the refrigerator, and the line can spring a leak.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:20 AM   #5
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My hot water heater is under the fridge. Is that leaking on you?
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:39 AM   #6
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The overflow drain for the fresh water tank is normally outside under the coach ...mine creates a flood outside when filled to overflowing but nothing inside. However, filling gray or black tank to overflowing could result leaks inside ...but that would normally smell!

Add to the above mentioned possibilities, the refrigerator roof vent. It is possible water could enter through or around the vent and go down around or behind the refrigerator. 'Course, this leak would only be apparent when it is raining.

Another possibility is a cracked holding tank, or a leaking fitting on the tank itself or attached plumbing.
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:08 PM   #7
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Where is your non-pressurized fill door for water? Mine is above one of the compartments and if I forget to open that little door to allow for overflow over and above the amount the overflow tube will carry, water goes thru the latch slot on the side of the m/h and down into the compartment.
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I had a water leak from the ice maker connection behind the frig. The water that was leaking did not make it to the storage comp it stop under the frig on the coach flr. It was a leak from the rubber washer in the hose tpye connection goning to the ice maker valve. The drain hole from the pan under the coils in the back of the frig. was blocked and it was overflowing in the coach.
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:10 PM   #9
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Refrigerators are the same for all RV's, (MH, 5er, tt, ETC.) If you encounter rain, it throws a whole new scenario into the leak.

What I found in a 5er (Same applies to MH)

We had water on a carpeted area between the refrigerator and oven. Discovered that when it rained, the outside vented area on the side of the shell was the culprit. Removing the vent covers, I pulled the 3 screws out of the bottom of the frame to the vent, and two going up the side. The screws were rusty indicating water seepage. Also, the screws pulled the frame to an inside slant, causing rain water to seep in instead of outbound.

The fix takes about 15 minutes (longer to get the material at hardware store)
Cut a piece of 1/2 inch aluminum angle iron the length of the opening. Fit one edge under the frame from the inside. Use silicone on the screw holes and reinsert the wood screws. Use the silicone to seal the edge of the frame to the angle iron. Build a dam at each end to prevent water from getting around the edges. Replace the vent cover. If you have two vent covers on your system, do the same to the upper/lower one.

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Old 11-26-2008, 06:20 PM   #10
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On mine, I have an ice maker. I found that the supply line to the ice maker, a small little line, had a missing hose washer. Like the ones you see in garden hoses. Put in a new washer and the leak stopped.
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If your furnace is under the fridge check the upper cutout area on sidewall of MH and make sure the builder used a sealent alone the top ridge of furnace. The water can run into the bathroom to rug area most MH's have a linoleum floor under cabinets and water will travel under cabinets to other areas as far as your bedroom.
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You may want to check and see if the small tube below your refrigerator that drains your overflow tank is not clogged. This tank basically catches condensation from fridge.
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I had a leak in the same area and it turned out to be the ice maker water line. It appeared that when it was originally installed the hard plastic line had been pinched right at the compression fitting and within a few trips had sprung a leak. The only RV repair facility available to me at the time, (north bay, SF), wanted to order a new line and such. For about $5.00 I went to a local hardware store, purchased a length of new hose and a some new compression fittings and replaced the entire line. The only tricky part was threading the replacement line through the same hole, (from the bottom of the fridge and accessed for the exterior access panel on my RV, to the water shutoff valve under the fridge and accessed from the interior on my RV). To do this I taped the new line to the old line then pulled the the new line through the opening as I pulled the old line out.
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