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I have a Dometic Americana refrigerator that is not working. When I first turned it on, everything was fine. I left for about an hour and when I came back, there were no lights on the control panel or the interior. I checked the power going to the back of the refrigerator and it has power going into the circuit board. I do smell a very faint smell of ammonia, but it is not very strong. If the cooling unit is out, would that also cause the lights not to work inside the unit and on the control panel?

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These often have a recall kit installed that has a thermal fuse in the burner area....when the burner overheats the thermal fuse shuts the hole thing down to prevent fire, the ammonia smell is probably from the cooling unit. check under your burner, to see if you see a bright yellow powder or liquid if you do, your cooling unit is for sure bad and is dangerous to run. The thermal fuse shuts the fridge down completely and can be reset by pushing in the button in the middle.


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Posted on May 21, 2017

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SOURCE: Dometic Americana Freezer/Fridge not cooling

The recall has nothing to do with your fridge not working. Your cooling unit has gone bad. And yes you can get a new fridge for a few hundred more than a new cooling unit. And sooner or later PPL motorhomes will run out of their cheap stock. The fridges they have are out of production. I know I am a Dometic dealer.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Ammonia smell when Dometic Air Comditioner is on

sounds like you have an old unit and it has a leak , the real old units where filled with ammonia as the gas

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: My Dometic has a very styrong smell of ammonia.

TURN THE REFRIGERATOR OFF AND DO NOT USE!!!!
You have a bad cooling unit. This is the entire assembly on the back of the refrigerator that draws the heat out of the box. You will have to either have the cooling unit replaced or buy a new refrigerator. The cost difference is usually around 200 to 500 depending.

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Jeff

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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You need a new cooling unit. That ammonia smell means that your heating unit is shot, needs to be replaced, and there are a coupla ways to go here.

1) Order up a rebuilt (or new) online, and replace it yourself. (Handyman skill level:fair.) $500.

2) Go to an RV repair shop and have that done $700.00 - $100.00

3) Buy a new fridge. $1000.00 ++

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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SOURCE: AMMONIA SMELL

you have a sealed sytem leak
a very expensive repair

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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