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Samstu 01-12-2019 07:46 AM

Globetrotter Refrigerator issue
 
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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.

AlinCal 01-12-2019 07:57 AM

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

Adventure.AS 01-12-2019 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Samstu (Post 2199042)
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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.

AirUSN 01-12-2019 03:04 PM

I just defrosted mine today, back to the days of growing up without a frost free refrigerator!!

GMFL 04-06-2019 07:08 PM

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If you put a fan inside your refrigerator you will not have a problem with frost building up inside. I have not had to defrost my fridge in 2 years and it runs all the time.

dznf0g 04-06-2019 07:36 PM

https://www.rvcoolingunit.com/Dometi...-P3239952.aspx

I prefer this fan, just because of the bulk of the above unit.

Rocinante 04-06-2019 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by GMFL (Post 2228166)
If you put a fan inside your refrigerator you will not have a problem with frost building up inside. I have not had to defrost my fridge in 2 years and it runs all the time.

Ok, now I have to ask, "How do you power that thing from inside the fridge, and where can I get one?" :wally:

Also: I get the worst frost up in the freezer section. Is there a cure for that, aside from turning the unit off and defrosting it?

GMFL 04-06-2019 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Rocinante (Post 2228180)
Ok, now I have to ask, "How do you power that thing from inside the fridge, and where can I get one?" :wally:

Also: I get the worst frost up in the freezer section. Is there a cure for that, aside from turning the unit off and defrosting it?

Haha. I built mine myself using a piece of 2x3 aluminum tube, a couple end caps, two small (20mm) fans, a switch, and a 3 amp DC breaker. It is powered by 12 volt. The (+)Pos lead runs through the drain hose and connects to the power behind the fridge. The (-)Neg lead is connected to the inside cooling fins by one of there mounting screws. The fins are grounded.
You can by one at
https://smartrvproducts.com/

My understanding is if you fix the fridge frost problem that the freezer will not be a problem...


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