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Ever since my compressor on my fridge was replaced I'm getting a lot of condensation forming on one line exiting the compressor. It is so bad I get puddles on the floor. There is no insulation on the line. What could be the problem.

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Hi,
They did not replace the insulation....and the new compressor is working better then the old one...

heatman101

Posted on May 27, 2011

  • rju9 May 27, 2011

    So I should put some insulation on it?

  • D. Floyd Kolb
    D. Floyd Kolb May 27, 2011

    Yes, even the foam type for plumbing pipes will be better then nothing...just take some electrical tape and wrap around it to hold it on...

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