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Old 05-11-2010, 11:54 AM   #1
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Dometic parts for RM 76 D model

Our 1976 28 foot Argosy refrigerator has died....or so I thought.
A local repair person, who is a guru on Airstream and Argosy has kindly taken it out and says it needs a new cooling unit & electric element.
The model is RM 76 D.
It is resting at his shop.
I have searched a bit locally here for these parts..but have had no success.
Not sure if I am out of luck.
We really don't want to spend huge money on it..under $500 would be nice..but a new one is over $1600.
The actual interior and exterior of the frig. are in very good shape for their age.
I guess if cost is too much or nothing will work..will purchase a store model and try to make it fit..another issue is that the space there where the refrigerator was, is very narrow...
Help..thanks,
Wade (Stratford Ontario, Canada)
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:37 PM   #2
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Our 1976 28 foot Argosy refrigerator has died....or so I thought.
A local repair person, who is a guru on Airstream and Argosy has kindly taken it out and says it needs a new cooling unit & electric element.
The model is RM 76 D.
It is resting at his shop.
I have searched a bit locally here for these parts..but have had no success.
Not sure if I am out of luck.
We really don't want to spend huge money on it..under $500 would be nice..but a new one is over $1600.
The actual interior and exterior of the frig. are in very good shape for their age.
I guess if cost is too much or nothing will work..will purchase a store model and try to make it fit..another issue is that the space there where the refrigerator was, is very narrow...
Help..thanks,
Wade (Stratford Ontario, Canada)
Wade, I've been looking up and down the internet for your cooling unit, best I can find is the manufactors number 9285134004D for a RM76D and it's interchangable with a Hadco HR7. It has to be exactly the right unit to make it fit tightly in the fridg back. There's also an 800 495-5858 number to try and get a special order.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:17 AM   #3
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Thanks Doug..I will give it a try and see what they can do.
My dear wife is really hoping we can get the frig. back in working order, as that was one of the draws to the bigger unit for her.
Will keep you posted,
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:23 AM   #4
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How did your guy determine that you need a new cooling unit? Does it show signs of a lot of rust? Did you smell ammonia? Were there deposits of a yellow coloured substance on the outside of the coils? Have you attempted to run it on propane? A replacement heating element is relatively inexpensive. I would run every test I could to determine if it will still cool on gas before laying out big bucks for repairs or replacement. Good Luck
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How did your guy determine that you need a new cooling unit? Does it show signs of a lot of rust? Did you smell ammonia? Were there deposits of a yellow coloured substance on the outside of the coils? Have you attempted to run it on propane? A replacement heating element is relatively inexpensive. I would run every test I could to determine if it will still cool on gas before laying out big bucks for repairs or replacement. Good Luck
Yes to all the above. Much rust, yellow deposits, no ammonia as the coils are rusted through. It need a new cooling unit for sure.
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