I have aquired a vintage (1964) travel trailer. The refer is a small Dometic. It trys to get cold but not quite. I seem to remember someone saying to remove it and turn it upside down for a while and it may work fine. Anyone have any experience with this? If so, how long do you leave it upside down and how long before you light it after standing it right side up? It is a model #MC-16c.
Doubt that will do it but it doesn't cost anything to try. Those old fridges were very sensitive to being out of level and it has probably got some partial blockage after all these years. Probably time for a replacement.
Scott, Grace and Wesly
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That is called "burping". You rotate it on each side for 24 hours each time. The last rotation will be upright in normal mode. Let sit for 24 hours and then start it up. Give it 24 hours. But, Burping just lets the refer operate a little. The refer has a Blockage internally and after operating a few days/weeks it will not cool again. Blocked units will cool but NOT when it is hot outside and you need it to function at 100%. I would NOT rebuild it, but purchase a new refer. Due to its age and operating controls. Doug
Thank you Doug. Thats the kind of info I was looking for. When I bought the trailer a few days ago the owner said (for what thats worth) that the refer worked fine when he last used it about 15 years ago. It has just sat parked behind his house. There are no signs of leakage and the cooling unit coils look and feel in fine condition. I could also hear liquid in it when I removed it.I just wanted to try something before I replaced it.
Thanks again, Marty