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Old 01-12-2019, 08:46 AM   #1
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Globetrotter Refrigerator issue

After 100 nights, discovered some issues with refrigerator. The internal drain line does not extend outside but to a small plastic container which allows for evaporation, like a house refrigerator.

My problem, in Florida that evaporation cannot be counted on and when I turned up temp on fridge because of ice inside, the system became overwhelmed and flooded rear compartment.

The rear compartment is only partially sealed. As photos show, there is a half-hearted attempt by factory to seal up rear fridge compartment but caulking is missing in several areas and absent in others. There are also 3 deep gouges in compartment floor which might also leak.

For me, solution will be to extend drain tube through fridge rear compartment door as is commonly done by some manufacturers and to finish job of properly sealing compartment.
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The reason they seal the compartment is To keep carbon monoxide out of the cabin and same for a possible propane leak
I have our drain piped to the edge of the access door
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My problem, in Florida that evaporation cannot be counted on and when I turned up temp on fridge because of ice inside, the system became overwhelmed and flooded rear compartment.

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When we are using the refrigerator for a long period we find that it is necessary to defrost the unit. I turn it off and use a hair dryer to help dislodge the ice from the cooling fins. These refrigerators do not auto defrost like a household unit.
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I just defrosted mine today, back to the days of growing up without a frost free refrigerator!!
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