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Old 06-02-2021, 01:59 PM   #1
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Exclamation Water leak by refrigerator

2010 Class C Greyhawk 31 FS. We have gone many places including Alaska from Wisconsin. Last March during a heavy and blowing rain storm in Alabama, I found water on the floor in front of the refrigerator and in the drawer below the refrigerator. Fortunately it didnít get into the wiring below. In normal rainfall there has never been a problem. I have inspected the roof and all seams. The refrigerator drain is open and the cup is dry. I believe the refrigerator vent may be the problem but itís cover is intact. This only happens with high winds in a rainstorm. Any ideas? Thanks.

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roof vent or side vent for the fridge? If everything is dry you can see, you'd have to pull the cover off the side and try to locate a source. Worst case pull off the top vent. I could see some water going in the vent on the side of the chassis if the wind is strong enough and blowing in the right direction..
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Old 06-04-2021, 07:07 AM   #3
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Thanks, side vent area always dry. Never happened for ten years????
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Next step may be to pull the refrigerator.
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Old 11-07-2022, 01:17 PM   #5
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Water infiltration from fridge vent

Recently, I experienced a similar issue during Hurricane Ian. I was parked at South of the Border in our Jayco Class C 30Z, when Ian made its 2nd landfall in South Carolina. We had 65 mph winds with sideways rain. Water is able to blow in the vent/panel louvers, as it is wide open in the louver. With wind driven sideways rain, I found water puddles on the kitchen area floor and caused the wood cabinets to swell, as well as causing the vinyl flooring in that area to lift slightly. I am dealing with Jayco and Progressive Insurance at this time to see who will repair the damage. An easy fix, now that we know it can happen, is to affix a piece of vinyl screening to the inside of the panel. This will stop most of the water infiltration, and allow the rainwater to drain out the designed drain in the panel.
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I believe if you block air flow the refrigerator won’t work very well
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Old 11-07-2022, 08:28 PM   #7
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I believe if you block air flow the refrigerator wonít work very well
Very true. According to a study by the National Institute of Health, screens can decrease airflow anywhere from 16% to 77%
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Happened to me. Tt was off level a little.enogh that when freezer defrosted it dripped ...
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defroster pan over flow outlet? happened to us, rerouted the overflow to poke out the vent hole and never had another issue
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I find in very humid weather, recently in the Gulf, defrost drain will drip water out....
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