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Old 03-08-2023, 01:30 AM   #1
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Vegas 24.1 Fridge

It is looking like the Norcold 6 cu ft fridge cooling unit is leaking. Lower section stopped cooling, freezer seemed fine. Emptied to defrost, went in today and have ammonia smell.

Anyone have any experience with this? I tried disconnecting thermister to go into backup mode. Only cooled freezer.

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Old 03-08-2023, 02:10 AM   #2
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If you have ammonia smell it's done. Turn it off. Decide if you want to replace the cooling unit or the entire fridge. When I had one leak/die in my 2005 TT I opted to replace the cooling unit. Lots of work, easier if you have help. The fridge will have to be removed for that repair but it is cheaper than a new fridge.
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Old 03-08-2023, 03:14 AM   #3
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National RV Refrigeration, Shipshewana Indiana. They are in the middle of RV mfgr country and have a good reputation around here. Downside, they require u to bring in the fridge or the RV and they rebuild on site. Upside is price. Complete rebuild with 3 year warranty on a 2 door fridge under $600 before tax. I see u are from Florida perhaps you have a rebuilder closer?
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Old 03-08-2023, 12:12 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info.

I am retired from industrial refrigeration and build my own engines/trans/axles for racecar. From what I see is more an irritation due to confines than anything else.

Cannot be in Florida without it.
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Old 03-27-2023, 04:04 PM   #5
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Replaced cooling unit. Works fine now.

Bought cooling unit kit. Laid on couch to change cooling unit. 2 man job to get out of tight area only. Instructions were good.
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Replaced cooling unit. Works fine now.

Bought cooling unit kit. Laid on couch to change cooling unit. 2 man job to get out of tight area only. Instructions were good.
I did that with our second travel trailer when the fridge developed a leak. Entered a contest by the seller by creating an instructional YouTube video on how to replace the cooling unit. I won the contest so I was refunded the cost of the cooling unit. WIN-WIN!

170K views to date. I should have monetized it.

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