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Old 07-20-2016, 02:05 PM   #11
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You need to add water before every trip as it will evaporate.
If you run the refer for a day to cool it down before a trip won't the condensation off the fins put water in the cup and create the dam?
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:16 PM   #12
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If you run the refer for a day to cool it down before a trip won't the condensation off the fins put water in the cup and create the dam?
Hi: fudge_brownie... It would probably not be enough to ensure the end of the hose is immersed in water. The cup has a slot that the hose is supposed to be slid into. This reminds me I need to go out and clean out the back of the fridge compartment while it's shut off. Thanks!!! Alf
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:43 PM   #13
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If you run the refer for a day to cool it down before a trip won't the condensation off the fins put water in the cup and create the dam?
On ours it don't. We run it for 2 days before leaving but the heat seems to evaporate it out. If I fill the cup half full when we leave it only seems to have water in it for a couple days. If we move I have to add water again.
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Old 07-20-2016, 03:02 PM   #14
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You need to add water before every trip as it will evaporate.
where is it? i never have added water!
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Old 07-20-2016, 03:54 PM   #15
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where is it? i never have added water!
This only applies to the 8XXX series. It is outside in the fridge vent snapped on to a tube toward the bottom of the fridge. It should have a clear drain tube in it.

Its the plastic cup on the bottom of the fridge in this picture.
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Old 07-20-2016, 03:58 PM   #16
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This is Myron's cup, it does not appear to runneth over.
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Old 07-22-2016, 03:12 PM   #17
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Can someone provide a photo of the 8555 back panel and point out the wires to the fan unit and or the switch setup ETI did. I want to make absolutely sure which wires the the correct ones to deal with.
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Not only has my cup never runneth over, I fill it with water nevermore.

Filled it half way once and forgot about it until the day I recently looked back in there. Water had all evaporated, probably in a couple days. We'd been on shore power with no ill effect, fridge down even to 29F. Conclusion: don't waste your time, keeping water in there is silly, don't help with the cooling no way no how.
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:17 PM   #19
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Thank you for explaining how full your cup is. I agree with your assessment. Putting water in the cup is not a necessary part of keeping your refrigerator cold.
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:23 PM   #20
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The only time I ever bothered with the cup was when Alf told me to empty it to defrost the freezer which I did.

Temperature 100F today and refrigerator fine. In shade.
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