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Old 03-25-2015, 08:50 AM   #1
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refrigerator maintenance?

We are relatively new owners of a x17z, and have noticed that after a few camping trips our refrigerator has some metal discoloration and potential rusting inside (on vertical metal plate/strips located at the back of top shelf). We have started trying to dry the refrigerator out after each trip. Is that what folks do, is it necessary, or a good practice?

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Old 03-25-2015, 11:19 AM   #2
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refrigerator maintenance?

We don't dry ours but we leave the door propped open.

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Same here.
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:49 AM   #4
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I usually wipe it down to clean it. Leave the door open until it is dry, then there is a little locking latch you can use to prop the door open just a bit to keep the ajar.

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^x3 but will often use a mild cleaner as well.
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We turn it off, wipe it down, leave paper towels in the freezer compartment to absorb any melting frost. We store it with the doors open to prevent mildew and odors.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:38 AM   #8
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When I shut mine down I dry out the moisture in the box and prop the door open. But our fridge stays on for the most of the camping season. When we get back home we plug it in each time.

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