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Old 10-22-2006, 08:26 AM   #1
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Our Dometic Royale model 3862 has huge
buildups of ice and frost. If we run it
a three, it dumps water all over. If we run
it higher, the freezer frosts over and
even the fins in the fridge section develop
icecyles. I'm told that I need a new seal.
The present seal doesn't pass the 'paper test',
I.e it can't hold a sheet when closed. It
couldn't hold ten sheets, I'd guess. Anybody
got a clue how to fix this thing? Is re-sealing
the way to go?

thanks

Art
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Old 10-22-2006, 08:26 AM   #2
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Our Dometic Royale model 3862 has huge
buildups of ice and frost. If we run it
a three, it dumps water all over. If we run
it higher, the freezer frosts over and
even the fins in the fridge section develop
icecyles. I'm told that I need a new seal.
The present seal doesn't pass the 'paper test',
I.e it can't hold a sheet when closed. It
couldn't hold ten sheets, I'd guess. Anybody
got a clue how to fix this thing? Is re-sealing
the way to go?

thanks

Art
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Old 10-22-2006, 11:40 AM   #3
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You need a new rubber seal around the door - they are available through any authorized Dometic servicer, e.g. many Rv dealers. I haven't done one on your model of fridge, but generally it's pretty straight-forward. The rubber seal fits in a slot in the door frame and you work the old one out of its groove and the new one in. Takes patience more than skill. Don't know if you have to disassemble the door on the Dometic or not, but most fridges do not require that to replace the door seal.
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Old 10-22-2006, 11:53 AM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by artro:
Our Dometic Royale model 3862 has huge
buildups of ice and frost. If we run it
a three, it dumps water all over. If we run
it higher, the freezer frosts over and
even the fins in the fridge section develop
icecyles. I'm told that I need a new seal.
The present seal doesn't pass the 'paper test',
I.e it can't hold a sheet when closed. It
couldn't hold ten sheets, I'd guess. Anybody
got a clue how to fix this thing? Is re-sealing
the way to go?

thanks

Art
www.artsdigitalphoto.com </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Art,

Check that your hinges and latches are properly set and not worn out or that the door itself is not warped before replacing the gaskets.

I just went through sticker shock on the gaskets for my home unit as they cost over half the value of purchasing a new refridgerator.

Is the gasket touching anywhere or just gapping in certain areas?
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