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Old 07-15-2018, 10:02 AM   #1
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refrigerator drain

This may be a dumb question but should the drain on the refrigerator have a drip loop in it. Was cleaning the outside compartment and it looked like the drain hose
on purpose had a loop in it. I straighten the hose a water ran out, could not
find anything on here or on the web.

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Old 07-15-2018, 10:21 AM   #2
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As a rule, no you don’t need a loop. As long as the plug is in the end, and terminates outside the access cover your good. Norcold uses a drip pan mounted to the back of the fridge.
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:01 PM   #3
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Thanks, I could not think of a logical reason but one never knows.
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:28 PM   #4
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Mine is straight...with the plastic screen on the end. A friend ask me about his fridge drain tube & it had the drip pan chuckster57 speaks of.... it was half full of gross nastiness!!! I'm sure the idea was, it is supposed to evaporate before it comes to life!
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:40 AM   #5
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Now that Ive taken the loop out it hangs out about 18 to 20 inches,I will be trimming the hose. I suppose they did not want to take the time to trim it at the factory.

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Old 07-16-2018, 05:16 PM   #6
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Now that Ive taken the loop out it hangs out about 18 to 20 inches,I will be trimming the hose. I suppose they did not want to take the time to trim it at the factory.

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My guess would be it was used as a p trap to keep ants, bugs out. I have yet to find any excess material for anything in a trailer yet. YMMV
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My guess would be it was used as a p trap to keep ants, bugs out. I have yet to find any excess material for anything in a trailer yet. YMMV
I actually just did a brand new unit that the drain tube hung down below the fender skirt. Spend a month with me, you’ll find excess “stuff” everywhere. “We” get to keep it before you ever see it
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I actually just did a brand new unit that the drain tube hung down below the fender skirt. Spend a month with me, you’ll find excess “stuff” everywhere. “We” get to keep it before you ever see it
AH HA! So that's where the xtra wire went when I installed my EMS!
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:21 AM   #9
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I had my fridge replaced under warranty, and they had a good 18 inches of extra hose in there. Wasn't in a drip loop configuration either, just kinda pushed up in there. I fixed that, and now it drains properly....I hadn't seen it drain since they installed it up until now. I just made it straight, popped off the screen part on the end, cut it and reattached the screen part. I saved the extra 18 inches for some reason...though i haven't found that reason yet!
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