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Noticed refrig quit working , (elc/gas) . noticed yellow stain when inspection door was opened . " ammonia " ?

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If you smell or see evidence of ammonia, your refrig is finished. Check the ststus of your warranty before you do anything. Go to the manufacturers web site for particulars on the warranty.

You can rebuild your frig with a replacement coolng unit. I tried that and I got a marginal year use as the result of my effort and $. At the end of that camping year, I purchased a replacement NorCold unit with more features. The replacement cooling unit cost me about $300.00 (I did the labor) and the new frig cost over $1,200.00 (I installed it). If you exclusively camp where there is power and it is not a long distance between where you are and where you go, you can replace the unit with a electric only frig for about $125.00. I don't think I would spend a lot of $ on a used unit, but that may be an option for you. The status of a used unit is not known until you get it installed. You can make your own decision which system is best for you.

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