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Old 19-09-2008, 15:24   #1
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I Have a Very Wet Box

Get your mind out of the gutter. OK, now that I have your attention.

I really do have a very wet box. Ice Box, that is. The inside of my frigerator is dripping wet. I mean I have standing water in it, any vegetable or onion, ECT… just rots away in no time. Mold & mildew out the you know what. I mean we clean it all the time, to keep the Mold down. I don't have a drain. One is going to be installed. But that isnt the answer to the problem. I'm thinking poor insulation. It is 15 y/o, & I dont know what is in there until I tear cabinets apart to see.


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Old 19-09-2008, 15:31   #2
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Get your mind out of the gutter.
OK The cover leaks air. You need to redo the seal on the lid. Air has moisture it condenses.
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The box is not cooling and simply building condensation and partially defrosting.. You need to check the internal temperature. You don't say what system you have but odds are your holding plate is partially icing and then melting which causes your water. A service tech needs to check the charge in the system to see if it has leaked and if it needs additional charging which is my bet.
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Don't put a drain in the bottom of the box, all the cold air will go down the drain.
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Don't put a drain in the bottom of the box, all the cold air will go down the drain.
That's why they put corks in bottles of wine. I had the problem of cold air leaving for the bilge and hot air rising to the fridge. I put a cork in the drain and voila, problem solved. Much less frosting as there is much less moisture. Just pull the cork when you need to defrost and there you go.
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That's why they put corks in bottles of wine. I had the problem of cold air leaving for the bilge and hot air rising to the fridge. I put a cork in the drain and voila, problem solved. Much less frosting as there is much less moisture. Just pull the cork when you need to defrost and there you go.
Had the same drain in the bottom of the box, but that was the ice-box before I converted to fridge/freezer.
(Melting ice-water had to go in the bilge and wreck havoc with food particles and smell down there)
Plugged the hole for good when I made fridge/freezer and never had problems with water or anything else in the bottom of the box.
Check the seals like Paul said, warm air holds more moisture than cold and when cooled, it rains.
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