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fridge condensating?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by LKJR, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. LKJR

    LKJR 1/2 ton status

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    any idea why my refrigerator would be getting condensation in it? bad enough it's freezing at the light switch on the top where the door hits and collecting puddles in the drawers in the bottom. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  2. jjlaughner

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    its not defrosting right possibly... I'm not a repair guy but thats what it sounds like /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  3. HarryH3

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    Outside air getting into the freezer area can cause that. Check the gaskets around the edge of the door. Close the door with a dollar bill trapped between the gasket and fridge. There should be some resistance to pulling the bill out after the door is closed. If none, then either the gasket is shot or the door needs to be adjusted. Work your way all the way around the gasket perfroming this check. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Yup, door seals letting air in. Defrost problems result in poor airflow and cooling, so its not that. Check the hinges for worn plastic bushings as well. The corners can fold in when those wear. If the gaskets are bad PM me , I will hook you up /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Oh yeah, check the hinge screws also. My garage fridge was getting frosty inside a while back and it turned out that the screws that hold the freezer door to its hinge plates were loose. Easy fix. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    the seal seems ok, two factors I'm curious about.

    1. the floor slopes some toward the front of the fridge. Enough that the door will swing open once you open it.

    2. The A/C for the house (large window type unit) is in the same room as the fridge.

    would either of those have an effect on this happening? seems like this all started about the same time we started using the A/C.
     
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    Get a dehumidifier I guess, that will help cut down the amount of moisture in the air. Everytime you open your fridge you let in moisture.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    1. the floor slopes some toward the front of the fridge. Enough that the door will swing open once you open it.

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    Adjust the feet. Or possible hinge shim/cam is worn. Make and model and I will look it up. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Fridges rock cause they keep beer cold...........
     

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