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Old 01-08-2015, 20:22   #1
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New Draw Fridge Condensation

I recently installed an Isoterm 100 litre draw fridge. It has plenty of surrounding ventilation and is getting cold enough.
However it is displaying 2 very frustrating issues that I cannot seem to control.
1. It is icing up excessively and very quickly requiring regular defrosting exercises. I have tried the thermostat on many settings however I cannot seem to get it settled down.

2. It has a stainless steel drawer front which is constantly getting condensation on its exterior surface- and quite a large amount , making the whole exercise quite a challenge at this point.

I have spoken to a number of people with these type of fridges and nobody seems to be experiencing the same type of issues.

Does anybody have any thoughts on this?

Regards. Paul
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Old 02-08-2015, 05:41   #2
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Re: New Draw Fridge Condensation

Every time you open the drawer the cold air flows out and is replaced by moist air that freezes. No fix for that except a top loading freezer, unless your unit has bad seals. Condensation on the door is likely an insulation (lack of) issue

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