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Our old Norcold refrigerator has apparently lost its charge,

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Our old Norcold refrigerator...

Our old Norcold refrigerator has apparently lost its charge, triped its safety breaker no longer cooling, interior srmells like amonia, or dog pee, can these be recharged, fixed made to work again, dealer wants to sell me a new one.

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2003 Fleetwood, Southwind

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Yes,

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Yes, tripped and reset safety breaker, checked propane for leaks as it set off the LP alarm in the coach, AC works but will frig shuts down in a minute

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RV Mechanic: Joe, RV Mechanic replied 1 year ago
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Hi, my name is ***** ***** I can help you. Unfortunately, once you smell ammonia it means that the unit is kaput - these units cannot be recharged. The only possibility of a repair is to replace the cooling unit with a new one - but you might find that it is nearly as cost-effective to replace the entire refrigerator.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Good, confirmed other repair mens
RV Mechanic: Joe, RV Mechanic replied 1 year ago

Sorry for the bad news (from both of us)... best of luck!

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