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Moisture on refrigerator compartment

What is the use of release valve on the refrigerator compartment? does this valve helps to eliminate the moisture on refrigerator compartment?

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  • arvin61375 Feb 28, 2009

    what is the best solution to eliminate the excessive moisture on refrigerator compartment that cost water driffting on the shelves?

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Not really. It allowes the air inside the box to equalize with the outer air pressure and keep a vacume from forming inside the box and keep the door from opening.

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Almost certainly, you have a leak within the freezer compartment.

The cooling system will use a divertor valve to concentrate coolant to the fridge or freezer compartment - whichever is necessary to maintain selected temperatures.

If a seal within either compartment is compromised and leaks then the coolant will be excessively diverted to that area in an attempt to lower it's temperature - the other section will suffer since more coolant is diverted to the weaker area; the weaker area that is being excessively cooled will also have more moist air circulating, hence moisture will contribute to a build up of ice - exacerbating the problem.

Ensure that both fridge and freezer doors are closing properly, if they appear to be secure then also check that the seals are airtight - there should be no ice accumulating around them.

You might need to re-align the doors, or less likely, replace the door seals.

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However, the only drawback is that you will have to monitor it to prevent the build up of excesive ice.
Also, whether the refridgerator is either empty of full willaffe the day to day operation.
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