Electrolux/Dometic RM6505

Discussion in 'Fridges & Ovens' started by Simon Brown, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Simon Brown

    Simon Brown

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    Messages:
    5
    Ratings:
    +3
    Can anyone help, my RM6505 has started to smell of ammonia when I open it up - its really bad and I have to vacate the van.

    I believe the cooling unit is leaking and that is fairly terminal but looking around I cant find a replacement - everything else was working great until today so I think its worth repairing as its done me good service over the years - does anyone know where to get a cooling unit, a used RM6505 that I can take one from or even but a 2nd hand fridge freezer that would fit - I cant afford the £1200-£1500 to replace with new.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. funflair

    funflair Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2013
    Messages:
    9,795
    Location:
    Guisborough
    Ratings:
    +14,824
    Hi Simon

    If it is the cooler unit leaking there will be bright green/yellow crystals around the leak, cant help with the spare though sorry.

    Martin
     
  3. Simon Brown

    Simon Brown

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    Messages:
    5
    Ratings:
    +3
    Thanks for the reply - taken out the F/F this morning as need to go away in it today but didnt want to risk the kids, Dog etc getting ammonia poisoning, I had to do the work in a respirator it was so bad - cant see any crystals but I think the leak is very small, accumulates and is somewhere around the back internally.
     
  4. Simon Brown

    Simon Brown

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    Messages:
    5
    Ratings:
    +3
    Still looking, I may end up just taking all the parts other than the cooling unit and selling them, seems the bits are quite expensive, just a shame my google searches are not coming up with any I can salvage. These fridge manufacturers have us over a barrel with the prices of these things!!
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  5. Drexxer

    Drexxer Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2014
    Messages:
    433
    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    Ratings:
    +569
    Give me a shout if you decide to salvage some parts, I think the fridge manufacturers need to sort there game out!

    Andy
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice