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Old 31.03.2011, 10:48
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High level of humidity in the fridge.

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I have been dealing with this very annoying problem since I moved here. We had this problem in our previous appartment and in this one too.

I have way too much humidity in the fridge which spoiled the food much faster. I tried to clean it, dry it, change the temperature, look at the isolation around the door.... nothing change.

My Tupperwares get water in and I always lose food. I buy fresh food and I have very little time to use it before it turn bad... This include cheese, fruits and veggies, meat, condiments....

I never had that problem with my fridges back home. Is it something common here or something I didn't get yet?

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Old 31.03.2011, 10:54
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Re: High level of humidity in the fridge.

Think you must have air going into the fridge to create the humidity. take another look at the seal around the door
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Old 31.03.2011, 10:59
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Re: High level of humidity in the fridge.

Yep sounds like a bad seal somewhere Nil. If your are using tupperware for things like cheese, put a sugar cube in the box and it will absorb any moisture. You could try putting a slice of bread on a plate on the top shelf, but TBH that's not fixing it.... check the seals again or see if the door has dropped a little on its hinges and isn't seating properly, which means the seals will be less effective
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Re: High level of humidity in the fridge.

How old is the fridge? You can contact your house agency and ask them to arrange a visit from an engineer.

Our fridge was over-cooling which froze anything near the sides and on the bottom shelves and, like you, we tried to work out what the problem was, fiddled with the controls, etc. When the engineer came he saw that the thermostat had stopped working correctly so he replaced it and the fridge was working fine again.

Maybe yours has a blocked ventilation or something that requires a new part.
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Old 31.03.2011, 11:02
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Re: High level of humidity in the fridge.

Nil,

Regarding the door seal:

One thing to try at night, when it is dark, is to put a torch (flash-lamp) in the fridge and then close the door.

Have a close look around the fridge door seal and see if you can see any light escaping.
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Old 31.03.2011, 11:03
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Re: High level of humidity in the fridge.

It could also be condensation from the warmer outside air when you open the fridge door and also moisture loss from any fruit & veggies which you have in the fridge. I have it too, mostly on the back wall of the fridge, which I dry off with a tea towel about once a week. The fridge is fairly new (2 yrs), so I know it doesn't come from a leaky seal
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Old 31.03.2011, 11:05
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Re: High level of humidity in the fridge.

I had a look, as much as my belly allows it. It do look fine. So I'll have to try the night light thing.
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Old 31.03.2011, 11:12
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Re: High level of humidity in the fridge.

When I open the door I feel the pressure and resistance. So it looks like the seal works well...



I already checked the temperature system ealier and it worked all fine.
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Old 31.03.2011, 11:12
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Re: High level of humidity in the fridge.

You get condensation inside your sealed Tupperware?
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Old 31.03.2011, 11:14
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Re: High level of humidity in the fridge.

I feel your pain Nil, I have a similar problem.

I think the light in my fridge stays on all the time. Whenever I open the door the light seems to be on. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, and am very concerned that the light is ageing my vegetables prematurely. Can anyone advise?

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Old 31.03.2011, 11:16
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You get condensation inside your sealed Tupperware?
I know!!!!

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It could also be condensation from the warmer outside air when you open the fridge door and also moisture loss from any fruit & veggies which you have in the fridge. I have it too, mostly on the back wall of the fridge, which I dry off with a tea towel about once a week. The fridge is fairly new (2 yrs), so I know it doesn't come from a leaky seal
In addition to that, leaving the fridge door open for great lengths of time creates the same problem. I've had to drill it into our family members not to leave the fridge door open while they wander around the kitchen, juice carton in hand, searching for a glass.
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Old 31.03.2011, 11:20
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I know!!!!

It can't be an issue as such with your fridge then, I wouldn't have thought.

Is your kitchen really humid, and the condensation is just coming from that humid air trapped in your fridge and Tupperware?

We were getting a problem with mould and bought a dehumidifier that lives in the kitchen. We empty out about 2 litres of water from it every day (we've no idea where it all comes from).
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Old 31.03.2011, 11:21
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I feel your pain Nil, I have a similar problem.

I think the light in my fridge stays on all the time. Whenever I open the door the light seems to be on. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, and am very concerned that the light is ageing my vegetables prematurely. Can anyone advise?

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Assuming that we are being serious here, why dont you just push the small button that compresses when you close the door and see if the light goes out? simples
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Old 31.03.2011, 11:24
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It can't be an issue as such with your fridge then, I wouldn't have thought.

Is your kitchen really humid, and the condensation is just coming from that humid air trapped in your fridge and Tupperware?

We were getting a problem with mould and bought a dehumidifier that lives in the kitchen. We empty out about 2 litres of water from it every day (we've no idea where it all comes from).
Perhaps a silly question - but do you put lids on your pans when cooking pasta etc?

Is your hob extractor fan working correctly and the filters clean? Most can cope with frying smells etc but they have to be quite high-powered to remove all the steam from a few pans of boiling water.

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Old 31.03.2011, 11:26
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It can't be an issue as such with your fridge then, I wouldn't have thought.

Is your kitchen really humid, and the condensation is just coming from that humid air trapped in your fridge and Tupperware?

We were getting a problem with mould and bought a dehumidifier that lives in the kitchen. We empty out about 2 litres of water from it every day (we've no idea where it all comes from).
Nope, Kitchen is fine. I get mould in the Tupperware but also in any plastic bags I use to put food in. Nothing resists. I even put a paper towel in the Tupperwares to absorb the humidity, I make sure to clean and dry the food properly before it goes in the fridge.
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Old 31.03.2011, 11:29
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Re: High level of humidity in the fridge.

You need to seperate the two. Do you have a cooler box like you take on a picnic. Try putting some food in tupperware into the cooler box for a day and see whether you still get water in the tupperware. If you do, its not the fridge its a seperate problem, if you don`t , then its the fridge.
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Old 31.03.2011, 11:43
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Re: High level of humidity in the fridge.

Hmm, I had the same problem for several weeks. The excessive humidity was annoying, I needed to wipe the bottom of the fridge almost daily.

The solution was - very simple! The draining hole (the one on the back of the fridge, that takes water out to the plastic container on the back, on top of the motor, from where the water evaporates) was clogged.

So - only thing I needed to do is to take a plastic straw and unclog the hole, by sticking it in-out couple of times.

Now all is back to normal, fridge works perfectly. Hope this helps
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Old 31.03.2011, 12:07
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Re: High level of humidity in the fridge.

I had this trouble in any fridge, US or CZ, if the temp was too high. Try to keep anything that could have liquids evaporating sealed, veggies, etc. and I would make sure your frige is around 2-3deg?
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Old 31.03.2011, 12:24
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Hmm, I had the same problem for several weeks. The excessive humidity was annoying, I needed to wipe the bottom of the fridge almost daily.

The solution was - very simple! The draining hole (the one on the back of the fridge, that takes water out to the plastic container on the back, on top of the motor, from where the water evaporates) was clogged.

So - only thing I needed to do is to take a plastic straw and unclog the hole, by sticking it in-out couple of times.

Now all is back to normal, fridge works perfectly. Hope this helps
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I had this trouble in any fridge, US or CZ, if the temp was too high. Try to keep anything that could have liquids evaporating sealed, veggies, etc. and I would make sure your frige is around 2-3deg?
Don't want to argue the decision of moving the thread but the lost of the Thank is pretty annoying,

So thanks to both of you.
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