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ibrewster
prevent condensation of refrigerator cooling line?

I had my refrigerator pulled out today to clean behind it (trying to track down the source of all the little fruit flies we have been having recently, actually), and I noticed a small copper hose, which I assume to be a coolant hose, with frost forming on it. Over the next several minutes as the fridge cycled, frost alternately formed and melted on this hose, causing it to drip on the floor. Obviously any source of un-contained water is a bad thing, especially when behind the fridge or the like where you can't get to it, so I was wondering what, if anything I can do to keep this hose from dripping? As far as I can tell it is just condensate, not leaking or the like. Thanks.

stellawinslet
Re: prevent condensation of refrigerator cooling line?

Your problem must have been resolved by now. Please let us know what was the problem and what had to be done to fix the problem?

ibrewster
Re: prevent condensation of refrigerator cooling line?
stellawinslet wrote:

Your problem must have been resolved by now. Please let us know what was the problem and what had to be done to fix the problem?

Actually, no, the problem was never truly resolved. What I ended up doing was wrapping a rag around the problematic hose and zip-tying it in place. Works well enough, I suppose :)

bill
Re: prevent condensation of refrigerator cooling line?

Go to a store that sells stuff to refrigeration mechanics and buy some flexible black refrigeration grade insulation. Called armaflex. then install it over the pipe.

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