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Old 08-19-2006, 12:50 PM   #1
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frig door or door seal?

How do I tell if I need to replace the seal on my frig door or the whole door? my model is a Dometic RM 3604. TIA
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Old 08-19-2006, 04:04 PM   #2
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Not sure what to say except maybe a little more information would be helpful. What is the problem that makes you think anything needs to be replaced? Not that replacing stuff, but I'm frugal and will try to fix what I have first. If I can't, I still get a better understanding of what I'm up against.

So, just what is the problem?

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Old 08-19-2006, 04:42 PM   #3
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How do I tell if I need to replace the seal on my frig door or the whole door? my model is a Dometic RM 3604. TIA
Take a dollar bill and close it in the door with about 2" protruding. Then pull the bill out. You should get a fair amount of resistance. Do this all around the perimeter of the door.

If you find a spot that does not have resistance, your door gasket is probably worn and should be replaced.
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Old 08-19-2006, 06:41 PM   #4
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you can do some actual door repair if it's the right kind of bulge. see photos here.

http://www.airforums.com/forum...oor-23120.html
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the problem is MELTED ICE CREAM!!!

Really, it wouldn't stay cold on our last trip. We don't travel with the gas on.. but even in camp, it didn't seem to get cold enough. Possibly, we were not level enough... but I am thinking that new door gaskets are in order. When the freezer door is closed, if I tug on it, there is no movement. When the frig door is closed and I tug out on it, it moves about a cm...so gaskets, right??
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the problem is MELTED ICE CREAM!!!

Really, it wouldn't stay cold on our last trip. We don't travel with the gas on...
you're marginally safer, I guess, but you are in the minority, I think a pretty small minority. If you want stuff to have a chance of staying frozen, you might have to change your operating rules.

When you say "pull", I think good seals allow door movement. Lewster's method of checking the seals ought to answer the question.
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the covered wire on a temperature gauge to check frig and freezer temps is held tight in the freezer, but can be moved in and out of the frig door
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