"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.
1997 34' Classic FK