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Walk in freezer placed inside a room, condensate problems

Our walk in freezer is inside a room about 4 inches clearance all around. Condensate is driping onto the floor and running into adjoining spaces. Should we open up the space to air or fill it with expanding foam?? or any other ideas.

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  • peter_scotla Sep 09, 2009

    the walk in freezer has an external mounted compressor, so the condensate is only from wall condensation??




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No don't do that sounds like the drain tube going to the defrost pan is not in properly remove front grate and inspect to see if tube is off to one side if you completely seal the void that is required on operating frig's if has no air flow to cool the compressor will overheat and shorten the life or not cool properly

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