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Old 06-26-2014, 11:59 PM   #1
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Fridge ices up

What causes the cooling fins in the fridge to ice up.I am having problems with this . Does not seem to effect the operation of fridge. Thanks for any help or advise.
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This can be a normal condition and you do not have a problem or you could have an air leak. As you normally use the refrigerator humid air will migrate into the box and it condenses on the fins that are below freezing in temperature and the moisture freezes. This happens fairly quickly in high humidity situations. Check the door gasket for any signs of not sealing to the box. Use some vasoline to put a thin film on the gasket surface to help keep the vinyl soft and fill in any seams on the box and corners of gasket. Good luck and keep us posted on the relative humidity level and time periods of it and the frost build up.
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:35 AM   #3
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You didn't mention what brand of fridge you have. If your fridge doesn't have internal fans you can easily add them in most cases. Check out Cooling Performance Enhancing Items - RV Cooling Unit Warehouse, give Dave Force a call, he'll be happy to talk you through it. They are less than $20 all set up and ready to go, just connect the wires. They will help to keep the frost down and better distribute the cold air inside the box for more even temperature top to bottom.
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We had a Dometic with the same problem. I installed a 12v fan that clipped to the fins. The icing stopped. It's an easy connect, just splice into the fridge light. It ran continuously and did a good job. But now I have a residential and wonder what took me so long to make the switch.
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MandG's suggestion a GREAT one.

RVCOOLING, Awesome! I purchased a new cooling unit for my Norcold 4 door. Fas and VERY helpfull. Dave is the best!



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You didn't mention what brand of fridge you have. If your fridge doesn't have internal fans you can easily add them in most cases. Check out Cooling Performance Enhancing Items - RV Cooling Unit Warehouse, give Dave Force a call, he'll be happy to talk you through it. They are less than $20 all set up and ready to go, just connect the wires. They will help to keep the frost down and better distribute the cold air inside the box for more even temperature top to bottom.
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:27 AM   #6
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Do you have a bunch of kids getting drinks out of it all the time? If so try using a regular cooler and ice set outside for the kids. Ice build up is a sign of excess moisture in the fried, either from leaking seals or opening of the door all the time. The fans will help but you need to find the cause too.
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Installed a set as described in post #3 in our Domestic last year and have never had the icing problem again. Very easy install and for less the $20 was well worth it.
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