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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.

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    Works perfect but the exhaust is stinky, but not a Ammonia smell, its a replacement identical for a 25 year old rm2410

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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.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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    Jake Gibson Mar 08, 2016

    I'm sorry to hear about your RV's fridge not working, I sure hope it's a simple repair. My parents also had an issue with their fridge, I'm not sure if they noticed an ammonia smell however. Have you had a chance to take it in somewhere for a possible repair? I would imagine that an RV repair facility might have the best diagnosis for something like that. Good luck! http://recreationalrefrigerationservices...

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