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Thetford fridge type C11[fitted to caravan]model N80 PL R

Trips on 240 volt mains
there has been a mild smell of ammonia in the van
Is the heat ex naff ????
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This Caravan is a recreational vehicle? If you have an ammonia absorption refrigerator in the unit, and you smell ammonia, your fridge is leaking. This can be a health hazard. Park the unit and get the fridge serviced, they are repairable by independant service personnel. There are only 2 in Ontario Canada. If you go to an RV shop, the will only want to sell you a new fridge.

Good luck, try a search in your area for ammonia absorption refrigerator repair in your area.

Peter.

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