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Old 10-25-2006, 08:35 AM   #15
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Still no luck on the "burping" process. I had planned to switch from 110v to propane to see if it will run on gas. However, I have located a hole in the pilot light tube, so gas is not making it to the burner section. Does any one know who has this part? Or who rebuilds the old Norcold refers? A new refer is becoming more of a reality at this point.

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Old 10-25-2006, 05:48 PM   #16
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Burping just dislodges small particals that are blocking up the small tubing. It is not a permament fix!!! It will block up again eventually. The only thing that cures it is to cut the unit open, flush and reverse flush, and then weld it shut and recharge it.

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Old 10-25-2006, 06:16 PM   #17
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I had a non working refrigerator when I bought my 31' sovereign in 2000, I burped it and it is still working great. With the cost of new, it is worth a try!
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Old 10-25-2006, 10:38 PM   #18
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Thanks for the optimism airstream4 . I'm lying it on all sides to hopefully dislodge something. I'll keep trying until I get tired of it and then move on. From what the experts on refrigeration say, it sounds like its only a temporary fix. Thanks RV_Cool, I was not aware that these older units could be rebuilt. I thought the unit was history.

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Old 10-25-2006, 10:43 PM   #19
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I just checked out your link RV_cool. I talked to someone from a company called RV_Cool the other day. He said he couldn't help. Are you rebuilding the older Ammonia units?
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Old 10-26-2006, 08:07 AM   #20
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"I'm lying it on all sides to hopefully dislodge something. I'll keep trying until I get tired of it and then move on. From what the experts on refrigeration say, it sounds like its only a temporary fix. "

I burped by turning unit upside down, don't know if on side will get liquid flowing. I'm sure that for every time it works there is a time that it doesn't work. If a new unit is a permanent fix, how about a permanent warrenty? If ammonia smell is present you have a leak and no amount of burping will help. Repairing or replacing is not cheap! When I checked in 2000 it seems to me cost of rebuilding was half cost of new, with me doing work.
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Old 10-29-2006, 12:32 AM   #21
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We run our dometic fridge on elec. only. It suddenly stopped cooling after sitting up for a year. Has anyone tried replacing thiers with a small regular fridge? I saw one at home depot that fits fairly well after some work, Do you know if it will work?
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Old 10-29-2006, 01:40 AM   #22
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Can you run regular household fridge?

My 81 excella fridge suddenly died. We know about the leveling thing and I even kicked it, I know I know. I saw a household stainless steel fridge at a certain store that we could make fit in the space. Has this been done with any success? We always use elec.
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You say that you only run the unit on electric. Have you tried to run it on propane? The fridge is one of the most expensive pieces in your trailer. If you toss the unit, it will make the trailer less atractive when you sell. The problem might be just a burt out heating element or a tripped breaker. I would try and troubleshoot / repair the unit.
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I just checked out your link RV_cool. I talked to someone from a company called RV_Cool the other day. He said he couldn't help. Are you rebuilding the older Ammonia units?
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