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Old 09-30-2016, 01:43 AM   #1
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leak under fridge?

I setup after an all day drive in the rain and found water on the ledge of the kitchen slide under the drawer below the fridge. It was about a 1/2 cup full.

The best I can tell, it didn't come from the fridge itself. The inside of the draw was wet but not under the draw. The support floor of the fridge (the ceiling of the draw) was damp. I did find some water behind the bottom outside fridge access panel/vent.

I've not noticed this before, but it could have happened and I missed it.

I drove for about 30 minutes is rain so heavy all the moving traffic was going 40 mph in a 65 zone and and many drivers pulled off. So there was plenty of water swirling around the outside of the RV. Only the bottom of the vent/access panel is open.

Could there be another way the water got in? The slide seals seem to be fine and working.
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Old 09-30-2016, 02:51 AM   #2
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How about the MW vent? Bottom vent of the frig may have taken in some water if the angle was right.
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With the wind right and the water on the road deep enough the tires could throw the water up and the wind carry it into the vent. With the tires sending the water up it could go right in the vent.
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Had the same problem. When you pull the lower outside cover off, you will see that a small black hose empties into a small plastic cup. This water is supposed to evaporate off. My cup would fill up, spill over, and end up at the bottom of the fridge, with water then seeping into the pull out drawer under the fridge. Solution: re-route hose to drain outside through the vent cover. Problem solved. My dealer said this is a common problem and common fix.
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Had the same problem. When you pull the lower outside cover off, you will see that a small black hose empties into a small plastic cup. This water is supposed to evaporate off. My cup would fill up, spill over, and end up at the bottom of the fridge, with water then seeping into the pull out drawer under the fridge. Solution: re-route hose to drain outside through the vent cover. Problem solved. My dealer said this is a common problem and common fix.
Never found much water in the plastic cup, but I could put on an extension tube and route it out of the vent as a safeguard.
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I just painted (SAR urethane) the inside of the bottom draw to protect the wood if it happens again.
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On mine, the water spilled first onto the wood floor the refridgerator sits on, and then migrated to the drawer. So you need to protect both areas, although I have had zero issues with water since re-routing the hose. We are currently in an RV park, and the guy next to me had the same problem with the same fridge. His problem was the plastic water collection tray directly below the fins iINSIDE the fridge, which was not properly mounted to catch the water, which then went to the bottom of the fridge and out onto the floor.
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