Electrolux RM275 - 3 Way fridge

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  1. bryandh

    bryandh Funster

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    Must assume that the fridge in our van is the original unit and is therefore 20+ years old and it is performing way below a satisfactory level. Would like to have it .............

    A) Fully checked out and serviced when in UK next month, maybe at Stratford Show.

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    B) Replace with a new 3 way .

    Anybody aware of what the new, up to date model might be and how simple/difficult it will be to replace. Did Dometic swallow up Electrolux( or maybe vice versa).

    Regards, Bryan
     
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    Try this, (if you are able). Disconnect everything, pull out the fridge, (and check the rear for any rot/tin rusting). If that looks OK, turn it upside down for a week. Re-connect, and try it. Could save you a hell of a lot of money. A repairer/service centre will do that for you if your not able.
     
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    Thanks for that.

    Have become an expert at getting fridge out and did turn it upside down, but just for a day. Don't have time to take out for a week as we kick off next week.

    Regards, Bryan
     
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    Have it checked by all means.. but frankly, it owe's you no favours.. it's old.. and probably not worth spending much money on..

    there is little to go wrong, a clean and a new jet .. but if it's short of gas.. it's scrap.

    If funds allow, bite the bullet.. and yes.. Domestic and Electrolux are one company .. you should be able to find a direct swap .. but check ebay for good second hand units..
     
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    Being mainly a compressor 'fridge, (it runs of a common or garden Danfoss Compressor mains/12 volt), the coolant can collect in the bottom of the pipes over a long period, and not re-circulate.
    I mentioned checking the tin-work at the rear. When on gas, the unit becomes an absorption device, and over the years, the flue/burner tube can rot out, especially if the weather can get in through the outside bottom vent. There are no replacement parts for those bits, so if it's rotted there, then junk it. Most replacements these days are from Dometic. I know your going away, but try to leave it upside down as long as you can. It took 20 years for the stuff to settle in the bottom.....:thumb:
     
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    hmm.. sorry that is wrong..

    it is an absorption fridge .. on gas, or electric it works the same way. ..

    the gas doesn't settle.. but can get bubbles in if run on a slope.. hence turning upside down.. if it doesn't clear in a day .. it won't clear in a week .,.
     
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