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Old 03-03-2010, 09:10 PM   #1
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Removed the fridge from my '70

Its been in my garage 2 days plugged in. The freezer seem cool..ish, the fridge no so much. I looked in the back and both fuses seem good. Whats up? Anyone have any tips before I get rid of it?? The PO said it works... ??? What am I doing wrong?
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The fuses "SEEM" good. Test them or replace them then see what happens. It's FAR less expensive than a new refrigerator.

Second, try "burping" the refrigerator. Do a search for several threads on bringing an old ammonia based refrigerator back to life.

Third, if you smell ammonia, it's OVER.

Fourth, you can replace the refrigeration unit without replacing the whole refrigerator (that depends on your model and make though) A replacement unit saves a lot of money if it's still in production.

Last - new reefer.

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The fuses "SEEM" good. Test them or replace them then see what happens. It's FAR less expensive than a new refrigerator.

Second, try "burping" the refrigerator. Do a search for several threads on bringing an old ammonia based refrigerator back to life.

Third, if you smell ammonia, it's OVER.

Fourth, you can replace the refrigeration unit without replacing the whole refrigerator (that depends on your model and make though) A replacement unit saves a lot of money if it's still in production.

Last - new reefer.

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WOW Paula, Thank you soo much....Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!
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Burping didnt work (24 hours upside down), didnt smell amonnia, replaced fuses guess its pricing a replaement refrigeration unit
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Have you checked the heating element? Is it a Dometic? The element is located just above the burner on the back of the refer. Look for ceramic beads around the wires, follow the wires, the element is inside a small pipe. Carefully check the pipe to see if it is hot. If it is only warm, you may need a new element.
Be careful if you have the power on!!!!
Go to www.rvmobile.com for parts.
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