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Old 07-06-2017, 11:06 AM   #1
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Refrigerator question

So our "new" 2014 27fb has its first issue 2 days before we're supposed to leave for Key West. I noticed a small drop of yellow liquid, presumably ammonia, under the cooling unit in the side access door. My local AS service folks can't replace the cooling unit for another 3-4 weeks. My question is would it be dangerous to run the fridge given that it was only a small drop of ammonia? If so any other suggestions?
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Dangerous? Possibly, but you'll certainly have a lack of cooling very soon. The hydrogen and ammonia will gas of quickly. I'd order an Amish replacement cooling unit and do it yourself. It's not that hard.
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Here:

http://rvcoolingunit.com/RM3862-Dome...5a-P81446.aspx

I replaced mine myself about 5 years ago and have been very happy with it.
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:33 PM   #5
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If there is ammonia leaking visibly, there is hydrogen also leaking. It's flammable. The flame that makes the fridge cool will ignite the hydrogen and cause a fire if the leak is bad enough. Don't chance it...
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