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Old 11-15-2007, 08:09 PM   #1
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I think I have a leak around my fridge. It has not been raining for over a week and I dont think there are any water connections around the fridge. Could it be a slow leak from the fridge vent seeping down? I am attaching a picture of the area. this is a 75 23' safari. Rain is on the way........
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:18 PM   #2
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Hello All,
I think I have a leak around my fridge. It has not been raining for over a week and I dont think there are any water connections around the fridge. Could it be a slow leak from the fridge vent seeping down? I am attaching a picture of the area. this is a 75 23' safari. Rain is on the way........
SS,

Open the rear access door outside at the back of the fridge and check to see if the drain tube that drains condensate from the inner tray under the cooling coils is either missing, clogged or mis-positioned and is leaking water onto the floor.

Also check the inside of the frige to see of you have a water trail coming from the cooling fins and is leaking thru the bottom of the door.
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:23 PM   #3
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I do not hink you have a drain tube in that fridge. There should be a drain pan on the inside of the refer. The pan slides out for dumping. Check this pan to see if it is full. If there is no pan than that could be why. If you have not used the reefer for awhile, than it could be a leak from the roof.
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:23 PM   #4
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Hello All,
I think I have a leak around my fridge. It has not been raining for over a week and I dont think there are any water connections around the fridge. Could it be a slow leak from the fridge vent seeping down? I am attaching a picture of the area. this is a 75 23' safari. Rain is on the way........
Check the reefer door gasket with a dollar bill.

Open the door, place a dollar bill on the gasket and close the door. Tug on the dollar bill. If it moves easily, then you could have a water leak at that spot.

Typically, since your reefer is over 30 years old, the gasket fit at the bottom of the door, may be the problem.

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Old 11-17-2007, 06:44 PM   #5
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This unit does have a drain pan inside (it was dry, which is odd as I didn't drain it)and no drain tube from the back (not that I could see).
I looked at the gasket and did the $ bill test and it feels snug. However the gasked has rust accumulation on it and the metal it contacts is rusty. Probably need to be cleaned sanded and painted for sure. But as the fridge has been off for 5 days the floor should not be wet but it is. I need to look very closely to see if the drain pan was misplaced next time I run it, there is a lot of rust there so this must have been ongoing for sometime.
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:27 PM   #6
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The fridge vent on top of my '73 leaked in a couple of places. There is a gasket between the the vent and the shell on top of the camper that leaked. I was able to reseal that with vulkem on the inside of the camper (because the interior walls are out). It needs to be resealed on the outside as well. The gasket really needs to be replaced on mine. That was a fairly large leak in mine. The design of the outside vent will also allow water to splash in thru the opening in the vent, run down the plastic "chimney" (sorry, can't think of the proper term at the moment) that routes exhaust gas from the back of the fridge to the outer vent.

You might try running water slowly over the top of the camper from a hose around that vent and see it the "chimney" leaks on the inside.

Hope this helps a little.

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