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Old 08-21-2018, 03:21 AM   #1
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Ice accumulation in my RV refrigerator......

Hello everyone:Thank you so very much for your previous replies!
Two months ago I cleaned up my rv refrigerator and already the freezer and the component in the refrigerator in packed with ice.Please help! Is there anything I can do to prevent this to happen?.Should I clean it more often? or

there is anything else I can do before calling the repairman? As always many thanks in advance,araucano.
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Check the door seals for a tight fit. A good seal will hold a dollar bill in place. A poor seal the paper will easily slip out.

Second, cut back on fridge surfing. The longer the door is open the more warm moist air will enter.
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This is normal because it is not frost free like a home refrigerator. You will need to turn it off and let the ice melt every few weeks. On ours we remove the freezer contents but not the refrigerator's. If you can prop the freezer door open it will melt in about an hour and mostly drain into an internal pan to evaporate.


Keeping the door open for an extended time causes frost to form so get what you want quickly and close the door. That will help but it will not prevent it from happening.
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Dont no what kind you have, mine has a defrost mode. Check and make sure it is set property.
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First thing Id do is check the seal to ensure a good seal. Place an LED light inside, turn lights out to have a dark room and see if you see any light coming from the freezer.

Just my two cents.
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I used 1" magnetic tape stuck around perimeter of door opening to improve the seal of my door. Then I installed a small 12v fan inside and my ice build up stopped. You can also buy one like this on ebay, https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dometic-Ref...-/181208057633, to install if you don't want to make your own. I have a single door Dometic 8555. I don't have a issue with ice build up in the freezer but if I did I would add a fan to the freezer as well. It definitely sounds like you have a seal issue. Also check where the refrigerator light wiring comes out on the inside. That hole in mine also let hot air in and shorted out my light. I plugged it with plumbers putty but butyl putty tape would work well also.
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First thing Id do is check the seal to ensure a good seal. Place an LED light inside, turn lights out to have a dark room and see if you see any light coming from the freezer.

Just my two cents.
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It would help if you told us what brand of refrigerator you have. Is it an RV fridge or residential?
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It's a Dometic one.It came with a used
2008 5th W.I did check the $ bill and it does not hold.So the alternative will be to
defrosted every few weeks,right?
Thanks for your replies,araucano.
I have no boolet for reference,but if you could tell me where to find the model #,
I'll do it and poste it for you.
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Look for sticker on door jamb/side wall ....freezer, food compartment







































AS for door seals..........


Take 4 cotton balls....place one under seal at each corner.
Then warm seal using blower/hair dryer. (WARM do not overheat and best to have two people cause you need the seal warm all the way around)
Then close door and let seal cool/reset....then remove cotton balls
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If the refrigerator is on all the time - like a long month vacation or full-timing you'll need to defrost it every 2-3 weeks. Weekenders rarely notice this problems.
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What does the cotton balls and hair dryer procedure do?
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What does the cotton balls and hair dryer procedure do?

Cotton balls force seal outward and warming seal up then closing door and letting seal cool allow sea to 'reset'
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If the refrigerator is on all the time - like a long month vacation or full-timing you'll need to defrost it every 2-3 weeks. Weekenders rarely notice this problems.

We FTd and only needed to defrost 3-4 times a YEAR.
Every 2-3 weeks??? Something is wrong.
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