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Our rv refridgerator/freezer was turned on for the first time since we bought our rv and when the freezer was opened it had a terrible smell of amonia that about knocked me over. Is that smell free on or what do you think it was? And how do I fix the problem? If the previous owner cleaned with amonia would the smell stay in the freezer when I turned it on. One more question does the rv have to completely level for the fridge to work properly. It say so on the lable but how you keep it level when your driving.

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The unit is filled with amonia , and when you smell it that signals the begining of the end for the unit.No amonia no cooling.as far as level it must be level while parked but while going down the road this isnt a problem. Be prepared to replace the fridge or the cooling unit soon..

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Thats because yoiu have a amonia system thats why they say to keep it level to opoerate properly. the smell may be a leak from where someone punctured the evaporator.

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