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Old 06-10-2018, 09:42 PM   #1
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Dometic 3962 water dripping behind fridge

I just happened to remove the lower exterior panel of our slide-mounted dometic fridge today to check on the drain hose today. We had just returned from a weekend outing and noticed water puddling below the power module.

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the control module (bottom left, lower exterior panel removed)
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Water puddling on fridge compartment floor on left and right side of left side Fridge mounting bracket
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Drip coming from behind power control module
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Water puddling on DC terminal board
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Water puddle left of fridge mounting bracket getting insulation wet and presumably will rot the bottom of the slide
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Drip hose attached to back of fridge...looks like it wasn't sealed very well
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I am only aware of one place water would be coming from the exterior of the fridge rear side and that is the drain hose. This would require pulling the fridge out to get to where the hose is connected to the back of the fridge.

Any other suggestions for where to check for leaks?
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Old 06-10-2018, 09:52 PM   #2
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I just happen to remove the lower exterior panel of our slide-mounted dometic fridge today to check on the drain hose today. We had just returned from a weekend outing and noticed water puddling below the power module.

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the control module (bottom left, lower exterior panel removed)
That is your drain hose. It is supposed be in the vent of the exterior panel to drain outside of your RV.
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Old 06-10-2018, 09:59 PM   #3
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That is your drain hose...
Thanks, but while hard to see, that is the 120V power cord going to the power control module.

Just to confirm, the drain hose is not in any of these pix but is routed to the exterior vent panel.
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Thanks, but while hard to see, that is the 120V power cord going to the power control module.

Just to confirm, the drain hose is not in any of these pix but is routed to the exterior vent panel.
Make sure the roof vent is intact.

The drain hose attaches to the bottom of the white drip tray inside the fridge. If it is connected then you should be able to pore water on the tray and it should come out the drain hose outside. If it goes outside then the drain hose is not the source of the water.
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:20 PM   #5
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Excellent suggestion. After things dry out a bit I will have DW pour water in the drip tray and I can observe outside. I will report back in a few days.
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