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Old 11-07-2021, 08:50 PM   #1
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Refrigerator Question

We have a small Norcold model N512.3 refrigerator that has a plastic tray to catch water from the above metal fins. We noticed water accumulating in the bottom of the fridge. There is a small hole in the tray and another small hole in the back of the fridge located near the tray hole. Does anyone know if there should be some hose or connector to bring water into that back hole? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-07-2021, 09:29 PM   #2
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I just have a tray no holes
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I just have a tray no holes


Do you have to dump water from the tray and if so how often? Guess it might depend on the humidity.
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Old 11-07-2021, 10:59 PM   #4
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We have a small Norcold model N512.3 refrigerator that has a plastic tray to catch water from the above metal fins. We noticed water accumulating in the bottom of the fridge. There is a small hole in the tray and another small hole in the back of the fridge located near the tray hole. Does anyone know if there should be some hose or connector to bring water into that back hole? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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My N612 has such a tray that connects to a clear 1/8" id tube that runs to a small tray under thefridge's burner to catch the water and evaporate it.
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Old 11-07-2021, 11:10 PM   #5
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Do you have to dump water from the tray and if so how often? Guess it might depend on the humidity.
No dumping..if defrosted freezer gets water..we place a towel there
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Old 11-07-2021, 11:29 PM   #6
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Every RV I have owned has had a hose connected to the tray run out the back of the fridge and either connected to the vent access door to drip outside or as Beau said, to an evaporation tray.

Just because you don't have one doesn't mean it isn't supposed to be there.
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Old 11-07-2021, 11:58 PM   #7
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Every RV I have owned has had a hose connected to the tray run out the back of the fridge and either connected to the vent access door to drip outside or as Beau said, to an evaporation tray.

Just because you don't have one doesn't mean it isn't supposed to be there.


Thanks for the feedback. Ill run some tubing from the tray to the back hole.
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Old 11-08-2021, 12:18 PM   #8
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That tray should physically connect to that hole in the back with a spout or have a short section of hose going to it. The hole leads to a flexible corrugated style hose that should have a check valve on the end and that hose end sticking out of one of the slots on the side removable refer cover. That allows the condensation off the fins to drip outside on the ground, not inside the RV. Typical absorbent refer setup. I did have an Itasca motorhome with the Norcold 1200 which plumbed that condensation tube down to the underside of the slide corner. Usually though straight out the side.
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