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Old 08-23-2014, 08:37 AM   #31
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I did the same thing. Very easy to do and not notice it.

I removed the door panel this morning. There is a slot running up the door that is for the latch rod. Mine has a little mold in it where there has been condensation. With the fan on air is coming out the latch. It does not appear that it's the drain as I had DW put finger over drain tube. I can see the hole in the bottom of the door looking in the bottom of the slot.

We have to run out for a whil and will check more when we get home.
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:37 AM   #32
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This is the latch.
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:40 AM   #33
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Hi: All... With the fridge on 5 bars and no MaxxFan running over night, the fridge is down to almost 32*F. Ambient temp so far is 75*F.
Thanks for the pic's. of the door sans skin. Looks like from the latch to the bottom of the door would be a good spot for some thin closed cell foam tape!!! Alf
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:40 AM   #34
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I had a problem with the freezer door not closing tight enough causing the cold air to built ice on the coils below the freezer. Even replaced the door but it was not much better. That was in a 2010 19ft.
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:21 PM   #35
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I run a test on the fridge this morning. Fridge was 35 degrees when I started (freezer removed). I turned on the exhaust fan with only one window cracked and could feel the cold air coming out the bottom of the fridge door. Within a hour the fridge temp was up to 39.

I used some 1/4" sheet rubber insulation I had at work to fix the door problem I hope. I cut and inserted 2 strips into the channels above and below the door latch. Then I cut a star piece and placed it over the door latch. Nothing interferes with the latch and it still works smooth.

This should for sure fix our condensation problem we have had on the door. Time will tell how much it fixes the cooling issue but it has to help not to suck the cooling out of the fridge. I removed the cooling fins and and checked but could not find any air leaking except through the drain tube and where the sensor goes through the back wall.

For those that don't want to install insulation, putting a piece of tape over the bottom hole seemed to stop 75% of the air but it would still escape through the top door latch button and I could fell a little bit at the bottom coming from the frame

Simple fix that took about 30 minutes.
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:29 PM   #36
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This is how the door frame comes off. Pull toward the front of the fridge.
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:31 PM   #37
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Looks like a nice tidy job. Keep us posted on how it affects temps.
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Nice insulation work! Thanks for the pictures.
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:36 PM   #39
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I was just thinking that when it is the hottest we are often running our air conditioners. I wonder about the refrigerator air leaks when that unit is running. With the air exchange taking place is the air pressure in the trailer positive or negative? Are we drawing air into the refrigerator?....hhhmmm
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I was just thinking that when it is the hottest we are often running our air conditioners. I wonder about the refrigerator air leaks when that unit is running. With the air exchange taking place is the air pressure in the trailer positive or negative? Are we drawing air into the refrigerator?....hhhmmm
I believe the AC unit is a closed system and only draws and cools interior air.
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