Why is there no water dripping from my Refrigerator (like from my AC)?


I assume they both use similar cooling technologies. Where does the water in my Refrigerator go?

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Into the drip tray underneath, where it evaporates.

There are also fans to hurry it along.

Your refrigerator is MUCH weaker than your AC unit. Like MUCH weaker. In turn, this means it produces FAR less condensation moisture. By using a small drip tray, the condensation can just be allowed to evaporate back into the room and not adversely affect anything. The rate of condensation is so low the water never accumulates in any significant amount.

Most refrigerators have small trays underneath that catch the drips from the coils and the water just evaporates. Same tray is used for fridges that have water dispensers. It will drain out the old water in the line every so often into the tray so you have fresh tasting water when you get a glass full. At least newer fridges do.

There’s a drip pan underneath your fridge that catches the drips. It doesn’t generate nearly as much as a house AC does since the air inside the fridge is much less volume than what’s in a house. Plus the inside of the fridge is fairly airtight and after running for a bit, the Fridge has dried out all of the air inside and there’s not much in the way of condensation.

The volume of air that a refrigerator cools is much smaller, and the air stays dry until the fridge door is opened if you don’t have open containers with water inside. A room can have the moisture replenished from a variety of sources. There is some condensation of water in a refrigerator. It might be channeled to evaporate outside on the warm compressor. In the freezer section, it stays on the pipes until defrosted.