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Fridge stopped cooling and after about 3 hours had a strong odor of amonia

Refridgeator stopped cooling and about 3 hours had an amonia odor

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This is serious problem you have to deal with. since you said you said you smelt ammonia like odour one of the cooling tubes (evaporator ) should have been broken are should contain a small opening or not switch on the refrigerator untill you repair it with an authorized service not try disassemble the cooling tubes yourself since incorrect repairing will cause the coolant to evaporate easily and it will cost heavy to replace it.!!!

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