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Old 11-23-2012, 09:13 AM   #1
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what is this leak

i first time parking on a paved lot and a ive been noticing this leak for a few days. so i opened the compartment door and saw the leak was from above it. then i saw 3 trails leading from this vent. i think its the fridge. i notice my pump kick on sometimes for no reason and i think i read here somewhere that a leak could cause it to kick on like that. anyone familiar with this vent and a possible remedy? its a 2001 national islander. if you look below the vent cover, you can see the 3 streams. i see the relief hose and i assume there should be a puddle there, but the one on the left. should it be there under normal operation?
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:33 AM   #2
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From the pictures the streaks seem to be coming out of the furnace vent but I doubt that the furnace has a water leak. Water will travel so it most probably is coming from something else. You stated that the drain was from the frig. Do you by any chance have an ice maker? Ice makers are notorious for springing leaks in the hose that goes up the back of the frig. Since you hear the pump cycle try turning off the water valve to the ice maker in the compartment at the back of the frig. and see if the pump stops cycling.

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Old 11-23-2012, 10:40 AM   #3
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I have the same unit as you.The first thing I would check since you hear your pump running for no reason is the ice maker line in the above hatch.It may be leaking and flowing to the hatch below it. Marc
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:43 AM   #4
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My bet would be on the ice maker too.

If I read your post correctly, you think the vent pictured is from your fridge?
It does look more like a furnace vent to me. You can confirm by just turning on your furnace and see how the vent behaves.

Best of luck.

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Old 11-23-2012, 10:43 AM   #5
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Been there also believe it is the ice maker hose. Most times they may even have a conduit covering them, the clear hose very susceptible to deteriorating. Good luck!
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