Norcold 462 Ammonia smell


Old 07-23-12, 03:01 PM
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Norcold 462 Ammonia smell

My Norcold 462 has a strong Ammonia smell when running. It still seams to cool, Freezer was freezing water like normal just smells of ammonia real bad. Is the only fix to replace the cooling unit??? Where is the cheapest place to get a cooling unit??
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Old 07-24-12, 09:09 PM
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This should be moved to RV or refer section.

Have you read this? Norcold Recall

There are two heat sources for an absorption refrigerator: 120 VAC and propane.

They share a cooling system-- if the cooling systems leaks, neither will work. Evidence of a cooling system failure would be an ammonia smell and/or yellow powder which could be evidenced either inside the refrigerator or by looking at "all the tubing" in the refrigerator outside access door.

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