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Kountryguy

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Posted: 12/09/21 01:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a Dometic RM1350 4 door refrigerator. Yesterday I noticed a little water on the kitchen floor. I went outside and opened the access vent panel and saw things were wet. I shut off the water supply to the ice maker, dried things as best I could. Long story short, water keeps appearing. Any ideas where it could be coming from. It is not coming from the condensate drip tube.

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Posted: 12/09/21 02:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sounds like your condensate drain is plugged, maybe frozen.

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There is water coming from the condensate drain. That is what I first thought.

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Posted: 12/09/21 03:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hopefully, late at night when you wake up and need to urinate, you actually open the bathroom door.....and not the fridge door..... That light that automatically comes on may not be your friend....

Good luck to you.

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LoL I will be careful !!

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Odds are you have a leak in the Icemaker line BEFORE the cutoff. There is NOTHING on your refer that will produce enough water to seep out even if the condensate tube was doing it. Is the water still soaking the outside rear of the refer? Also, has it been raining? could your roof vent be the problem? Doug

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You say the water is not coming from the drip tube. The material Dometic used for the drain tube becomes very hard and brittle, especially since it is intertwined in the coils on the back of the fridge. They have switched to a black tube material that I think is somewhat better.

For that matter, I went with a friend to look at and purchase a 2017 model travel trailer. He had just sold a too small for them trailer and this was pretty much the right size. In looking over the trailer we found the Dometic drain tube was still coiled up and shoved up in between the coils on the back side, the way it is shipped from Dometic. The factory had never bothered to pull the tubing out and unravel it and route it thru the louvers in the outside vent.

A third possibility is the water is coming from outside via the sidewall vent. It is a poor design and any rainwater running down the side makes its way thru the gap at the bottom where the removable insert and the frame meet, there is no dam or ledge to stop the water from intruding inside.

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