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Fridge quit cooling. The heating element works and propane works. Gets really hot but fridge does cool. There was no smell of ammonia and no yellow residue. What could it be?

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How can "fridge quit cooling" but later you say "but fridge does cool" of course this absorption cycle system gets hot on the outside, heat is the "driver" of the system rather than an electrically driven compressor in the normal fridge. Is this a homework problem?

Posted on Apr 07, 2015

Testimonial: "That was a typo. I meant that it does not cool at all. This is not a homework project. It is the fridge in the RV I live in."

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My Dometic RM2652 fridge suddenly quit cooling. No amonia smell, no yellow residue around cooling unit. Gas ignites, lites work.


what is the yellow residue around heating element? my fridge just isnt working right and sometimes stops all together, the freezer worked until lastnight but fridge hasnt cooled right for a week or so.

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Make sure it is level, has proper airflow out through top vent. Also check baffle, or stack where flame sits under and blow it out good with compressed air to make sure it's clean. If you smell a hint or strong smell of ammonia, shut it off, it has a leak in cooling unit. If all ok in that area, shut it off, disconnect and plug propane line, disconnect power and remove the fridge. Turn the fridge upside down for a day or 2, then re-install and let it sit 24 hrs before turning it back on. Quite often that will take care of any blockage in flow of cooling liquid, and get things back to normal if cooling unit is still good.

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There are several possible causes to your problem. The first, is that your RV is parked on an incline and the ammonia that is the cooling medium has accumulated in the tube and that impacts the process required to cool. The second in that the lower control board is bad. The third is that you have lost the ammonia cooling medium from a leak in the coils.

But you should also check to see how it works on propane. If that works then it can't be anything to do with the Ammonia coolant.

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It will hot cool on electric or propane. Could freon be low or could it be something else? How is the best way to check this problem? How much freon does this fridge hold and where and what kind should I...


this sounds like an r.v. fridge these are absorbtion cooling units and do not use freon. check the freezer and fridge compartments for an amonia smell if none check the burner heat exchanger for yellow staining if none there may be an air lock or blockage in the cooling unit somtimes cured by burping the fridge rotate the fridge in one direction untill up side down bang the coils on the back with a rubber hamer until gurgiling stops let sit for a night rotate to top in same direction bang coils again and let sit level start fridge and check for cooling if none it is time for a new fridge.

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I have a dometic rm 2652 in a 2003 travel trl. The propane side works. The elect side quit working. There is power to plug. The lights for auto and fridge inter. also work. The two fuses are good.


Unplug hydro plug to fridge. Remove cover on circuit board. Follow wires from heating element, to terminals on circuit board. ( probably J7 and J8 ) . With an AC volt meter or multimeter set to AC voltage, turn fridge on hydro, and leave door open on fridge so that it calls for cooling. To be sure it's calling for cool, try gas first, when it's starts, you know it's calling for cool, then switch to AC operation. Now test for voltage at the 2 terminals that the heating element were/are attached to. If you get 100-120 VAC, then replace the heating element. If not get back to me and I'll walk you through a couple more tests.

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Our rv has a dometic rm2600 fridge that smells of ammonia inside and has a little bit of yellow residue in behind service panel. is the fridge wrecked or is it worth repairing. the rv is 27 years old.


Hi,
Sorry to give you the bad news. The ammonia smell is the the refrigerant
leaking out. Dometic uses ammonia that is heated and then condensed to cool. It will all leak out and quit cooling.
The fridge is wrecked. There are shops that rebuild the units. Beings as ammonia is corrosive one must assume there may be other leaks ready to appear. There are RV salvage yards that sell good used units.
Again Sorry for your loss.

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Ammonia is just what you a re smelling as the coolant is ammonia based Your cooling unit has leaked and is done for- Sorry I had to be the one to tell you

2 choices Replace the refer or Replace the coiling unit, I would suggest replacing the refer and having a new warranty

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Does it smell like ammonia. Turn the unit off if it does. Look for yellow powder on the back this would be another sign the cooling unit has leaked. The only solution is to replace the cooling coil.

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