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Excessive moisture on ref compartment

What is the best solution to eliminate or minimize the moisture on the refrigerator compartment that causes water drifting on aside by side refrigerator here in the Philippines.

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  • arvin61375 Feb 28, 2009

    i already check the door gaskets, freezer and ref compartment. Gaskets are intact. The problem is, when the the ref compartment is empty or less food loaded, there is no presence of moisture, but if the load of ref compartment is full, moisture is start to build up and drift on the divider shelves. Is there's any solution that i should do to prevent the excessive moisture on the ref compartment.

  • arvin61375 Mar 05, 2009

    Thanks for helping. But on my experience, the defrostng time/operation will be activated base on the whole 8 hours operation of the compressor not on the 8 hours operation per day. So, my estimate, defrosting will be activated from 2 to 3 days operation of the unit.


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Make sure the door seals are in good condition. If the doors do not close and seal properly it will cause moisture to be brought inside the refrigerator and condensate will form. The refrigerator should not be level like you would want. It should have the front leaning back a little to the back wall to keep the doors from opening when you close them. Let me know if this help you, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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    John Tripp Feb 28, 2009

    Your refrigerator should defrost every 8 hours, settings for freezer and food compartment should be set on 5 for both. If the defrost does not work 3 times a day moisture will build up. temp. settings vary for many reasons hot outside temps. and warm food. so adjust until you get proper temperatures. Let me Know, Sea Breeze


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