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yes - I normally leave the plug in 5 38.46%
no -I normally leave the plug out and let it drain 3 23.08%
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Old 08-05-2017, 07:57   #16
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Re: Refrigerator Drain Plug

No drain plug, but a nice fluffy tea towel as a little carpet in the fridge keeps it dry and clean and looks nice
Rinsed out and dried once a week or 2.
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Old 08-05-2017, 12:42   #17
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I second putting your drain line in a loop. Also do yourself a favor and have it drain into a jug or a Tupperware container that you can empty over the side to keep the dirty water from going into your bilge. If you want to get fancy you can even put a bilge pump in the container.
My drain already goes to the shower sump, which I can easily flush out once in awhile. Those Hunter people think of everything :-)
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Re: Refrigerator Drain Plug

Mine goes to the shower sump as well, which I swear if it's not a kitchen trash can, it sure looks just like one, AC's drain there as well, nothing except the packing gland and water that comes down the mast when it rains gets into the bilge.
I would never remove the drain, defrost time I just take a garden hose and spray the cold plates until ice is gone, takes ten min or so and I'd guess ten gallons of water or so, but with the drain, its real easy.
Without the drain it would take at least 24 hours for both cold plates to defrost, and what do you do with frozen food then?
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For the past 7 years I've left the plug in the refrigerator drain line to keep the cold from going down it. But of course that means that water accumulates in the frig instead and I think it also makes the freezer ice up faster as there is always moisture.

What are the rest of you doing with your refrigerator drain?
So I've been trying running the system both with and without the drain plug in. Doesn't seem to make any noticeable difference in power use (because I think for the most part it was running all the time anyway) or in ice build up on the evaporator plates.
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Re: Refrigerator Drain Plug

You may have a trap, like under a house sink, you know a U shaped portion that holds water, if so this would prevent warm moist air from being drawn into the drain when you close the lid.
That is speculation of course
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there's no trap
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