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Fridge is not cooling. 1984 Chevy Shasta Mini Motorhome, Yes

Customer Question

Hi there. Fridge is not cooling.
JA: What's the make/model/year of your RV?
Customer: 1984 Chevy Shasta Mini Motorhome
JA: Are you fixing your MINI yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes we are doing the work ourselves. As for the fridge we have just started to troubleshoot it.
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: yes and yes brand new batteries all around
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Fridge is a dometic 2510
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: RV
Expert:  Wayne replied 7 months ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

are both freezer and fridge not cooling

same Temp ??

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Hi Wayne. Neither are cooling.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I prefer typing.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
are you still there?
Expert:  Wayne replied 7 months ago.


Yes I am here

Take questions as they come in

Expert:  Wayne replied 7 months ago.


DDoes it run and work on Propane , or electric ??

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It is a two way, electric and propane
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
it is not cooling in either mode
Expert:  Wayne replied 7 months ago.

Thank you for that

I knew that it is 2 way

so, not working in either mode says that the compressor has stopped working

Is this fridge is also a 1984 ??

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
92. When it is turned on it does gurgle and runs. The freezer does feel cooler but does not freeze and does not cool the fridge.
Expert:  Wayne replied 7 months ago.

Thank you for that

Yes that is low on freon or the compressor is failing

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Can the freon be refilled? I understood this is an ammonia based fridge.