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Old 04-15-2008, 09:52 AM   #1
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running fridge on 110 un level... Harm or OK?

I know not to do it on gas.. I need to do a preheat, er, cool and I didn't bother to level the trailer last time I parked it. Don't want to do it now either

I THINK it's OK on AC...but....
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:13 AM   #2
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I have been off level just a tad and found no problems in running my friggie, but its all 110. I would say if a person is really cat-a-wampus.. it might not be to good???
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:17 AM   #3
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Assuming you have the typical Dometic RV reefer, I believe it still needs to be level for the amonia and whatever to flow around due to gravity. Gas, 12v or 120v all heat something somewhere so that it can cool somewhere else. They all need the whole gravity thing to happen for the amonia to move where it should.

AC heating doesn't need the reefer to be any more or less in balance than for the other methods.
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Ammonia refrigerators need to be level to work properly no matter what heat source you use (120VAC, 12VDC or propane).

Operating it when out of level won't hurt it. It just won't work very efficiently. And f it is too far off level it just won't work at all.
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:35 AM   #5
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When I was young and inexperienced I once was forced to park on a fairly steep incline for 2 days in Johnstown, PA.

As we checked the food preparing to travel on we realized that everything had thawed out. Ugly and a waste of good money. The frig has worked quite well since, but I wouldn't do it again. As they say: doesn't make any difference what power source is used.
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Ammonia refrigerators need to be level to work properly no matter what HEAT source you use (120VAC, 12VDC or propane).

Operating it when out of level won't hurt it. It just won't work very efficiently. And f it is too far off level it just won't work at all.
HEAT? Are any of you confused yet?

Yes HEAT is what makes an Ammonia fridge work. There are three heating elements in typical RV fridge. One is 12v. one is 110 and one is LP.

Guess you could do a search on Ammonia refridgeration to get a picture on how it works?

BTW..... this is a bit off topic so if anyone wants to discuss this further a new thread she be started.
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Thanks, I'll prop him up!
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