Yippee my fridge is working again

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  1. laneside

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    After posting regarding the condensate bottle overflowing in to the control panel of our Dometic fridge freezer and stuffing it up I am chuffed to say it is working again. It took a lot of perseverance with the hair drier and it has sulked for three days but started up yesterday and works on all three supplies, so thank goodness it looks like we have got away with it.

    Seriously look if your condensate bottle is located in a silly place and if so stick an overflow pipe on it, I cannot believe that we can all be so lucky all of the time
     
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    how about a photo of where yours is situated?
     
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    image.jpg Posted before but worth another go.
    The bottle is just showing at the top centre of the picture and the pinkish pipe in the foreground is the new overflow pipe that I have fitted which I am certain Dometic should do in the first place
     
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    Cheers Alan
     
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    What the hell are you doing with a hairdrier
     
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    Cheeky bugger. Ok Lynda's hair drier
     
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    Thks laneside very useful/helpful post
    having read your post I went and checked mine as we have a domestic fridge and to my surprise our bottle was nearly half full with no overflow (van is only 8 months old) can you please tell me where u connected the overflow too, tried looking but can't see the top of the bottle, did you have to take the fridge out for access
    Thks mark
     
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    really.. ?

    how can water condensate from inside the fridge become acidic ?
     
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    Yes I wondered as well Jim, I thought the water that condenses from ice was good enough to use to top up batteries?
     
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    No no need to take fridge out just reach up and feel into the plastic container and you will be able to get hold of the plastic pipe and pull it out. This is the one that needs extending and draining to the outside of the van, I have since re done ours with smaller bore tube which is available at low cost on ebay if you search windscreen washer tube and you can even buy a plastic connector.
    The purists may say the container acts as a water trap so with the thin pipe I have put a "U" bend in but not sure it is necessary.
     
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    yes, melt water or condensate from a fridge is just moisture from the air.. .. It's not de-ionised, but better than hard water from the tap. I recall my dad collecting it when mum defrosted our fridge.
     
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    Having read your post and looked at the picture you posted I decided to have a look at the one on our MH.
    I hadn't realised that there was so much gubbins behind that vent. :Eeek:
    That's the last time I hose ours down after a good wash without the vent covers being fitted.
    I must have squirted loads of water through there at some time or other. :doh:

    I had a rummage around and found the small plastic open topped tank, not a bottle, but there was no pipe running into it.
    In fact, I can't find a drain off pipe at all.
    What's the betting mine doesn't have one :RollEyes:
    I will have a good inspect later and see what is going on in there.
     
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    Rummage some more it is only a pipe like what is on your screen washers or at least ours is. I will certainly look at more vans as we set off towards Portugal next week to see if they are running the gauntlet as we have. If it saves one person a new board at £130 it will be well worth it


    You gotta rummage a bit more yet then
     
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    I will enjoy a good rummage :sneaky:
     
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