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    Posted: 16 Dec 2015 at 9:40am
Hi, just bought a 2014 R POD 179 & I'm having an issue with my fridge. I was setting up for our maiden voyage & had the fridge on AC power. After about an hour I opened it to see how it was cooling I then pressed the temp adjust button & my display turned off. Now I can't get it to turn on at all. I checked the breaker, the 12v fuse, & made sure the ac outlet into the back was getting power & I used my multimeter to confirm that 12v was getting to the terminal block in back of fridge aswell. Not sure what else to do. Any ideas? Thanks
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Do you have 12v? The brains run on 12v. Also, if it has 12v, press and hold the power button for 5 seconds, it isn't instant on off. If that doesn't bring it up, pull the fuse and unplug it to reset the system.

1 more quick note, checking after an hour to see if it's cooling is useless, it takes a day or so to cool down all the way.
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Thanks for the reply. I pulled the fuse to try to reset it & also tried holding the power button down for 5 seconds along with many other time frames & combos with the other buttons . When I was setting up the night before I left the fridge seemed to be acting normal. I opened it & felt it somewhat cool, when I attempted to adjust the temp button the display suddenly went dark & I was never able to regain function. 12 volts flowing to terminal block. Is there some kind of reset or fuse on the fridge itself? I almost feel like the circuit board failed. Is that possible?
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It is possible that the circuit board failed, it has happened. Not knowing your warranty status, I can only say if you have one in effect, use it.. ;)
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I do have a warranty with $100 deductible. After researching the price of a replacement circuit board approx $300-$400. I am swallowing my DIY pride & making a service appointment. I will update the forum after they take a look at it just incase someone else can benifit from it. Thank you for your help
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Good luck... I know the feeling, I HATE it when I have to pay someone else to fix my stuff.. but sometimes, it has to be done.
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Ok, I finally got my R-pod back it ended up being 2 components. The "eyebrow board" which is the control panel on the front & the "lower control board" which is the bottom of 3 different control boards on the back of the fridge. Apparently this is a common issue with this model dometic fridge & the 2 replacement parts are sold as a pair. Hopefully they fixed the problem on the new parts & this won't be an ongoing issue for me. In case some else runs into this same problem, the "eyebrow board" was priced $49 & the "lower control board" was priced $125.99 on my invoice. Happy Travels! 
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Glad it got fixed, hate that it happened.. We have had a few fridge boards go bad over the years,  but not to such a number that I think it's a regular thing. So hopefully, never an issue again..

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