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Dometic 3862 Refrigerator Jeffrey R. Purtell 10-1-15  
I have a Dometic 3862 refrigerator in a 1996 Newmar which has problems running. I have power to the the outlet and through the plug to the "brain", (?). Power to the front of the unit is intermittent, however, there aren't any loose wires. And, the unit won't stay running, very often the check light goes on. Does anyone have any hints for me?

Reviewing postings related to refrigerators, I see a lot of people thinking they have to purchase new refrigerators. STOP THIS THOUGHT PROCESS, because, almost 98% of the time these units can be repaired for around $100.00. Don't waste your money. I don't have ANY affiliation with this company, but, I recommend you check out the videos available on the rvrefrigeration.com website. They'll actually show you what the most common problems are with refrigerators, AND, how to fix them. This is a FREE service, although, donations are accepted.

Any assistance you are able to provide would be appreciated.


Jeffrey R
Re: Dometic 3862 Refrigerator BUBBA THE BUS TECH 10-2-15  
SO best guess from most to east likely:
1st 12 volt power problem, battery converter, wiring, chassis ground or ground in the breaker box.
2nd The ever popular eye brow board comunication cable issue.
3rd Traditionally the Dometic main board can have intermitant shut down and refuse to cool. But its not a "Proveable" failure. Just the Fridge randomly runs from 5 minutes to 20 hours and quits. No external fault can be found. Replacing the main control board fixes it.I hate this one because this control board is not cheap and I have never been able to prove its bad, just changed it and the fridge works.

Did your website say any of that?
Re: Dometic 3862 Refrigerator Jeffrey R 10-2-15  
Thank-you for your detailed response; it is very much appreciated. I will add this to the items I need to look into.
Re: Dometic 3862 Refrigerator John Barton 2-29-16  
I agree with Jeffrey. Its better to repair a refrigerator instead of purchasing a new. Purchasing a new refrigerator will cost more money. You can visit http://www.airdexinc.com for repairing and installation of refrigerators.
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