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Viking Refrigerator Major Issues

Viking Refrigerator Condensation Inside the Refrigerator

Condensation inside a Viking refrigerator is a concerning issue that can lead to moisture accumulation on shelves, walls, and stored food. This not only compromises the freshness of perishables but can also cause mold growth and affect the overall efficiency of the appliance.

  1. Damaged Door Gaskets:

    Air leaks due to worn-out or damaged door gaskets. Check for visible cracks, tears, or deformities in the door gaskets. Perform the dollar bill test – close the door on a dollar bill; if it’s easy to pull out, the gasket may need replacement. Replace the damaged door gaskets with genuine Viking replacement parts to ensure a proper seal.

  2. Improper Sealing:

    Doors not closing tightly, allowing warm air to enter. Inspect for any foreign objects hindering the door closure. Check if the refrigerator is level and adjust if necessary. Ensure there are no obstructions in the door’s path. Address any obstructions, level the refrigerator, and check for misalignment. Adjust the door hinge if needed.

  3. Defrost System Malfunction:

    Excessive frost buildup, leading to water when it melts. Observe the freezer for consistent and even frost patterns. A thick layer of ice may indicate defrost system problems. Test the defrost heater, thermostat, and timer for functionality. Replace any faulty components to restore the proper functioning of the defrost system.

  4. Warm Air Infiltration:

    The introduction of warm air during the door opening. Ensure that the doors are not kept open for extended periods and that the door seal is intact. Check if the refrigerator is located in a hot environment. Minimize door opening time, inspect and replace damaged door seals, and consider adjusting the refrigerator’s location for optimal temperature control.

If the condensation issue persists after performing these DIY checks, it is advisable to seek professional assistance.

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