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Old 07-21-2021, 10:36 AM   #1
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Our Dometic 2410 refrigerator in our 2006 Scamp stopped cooling after several hundred miles of rough gravel roads. While on propane the heating unit kept working but the interior of the fridge got warm, especially the freezer section. Fridge was operating while driving. There was very noticeable gurgling heard in the system. Does this just need service to the refrigerant in the system or is the whole fridge history?
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Old 07-21-2021, 09:54 PM   #2
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Propane tank has fuel, thermocouple is working with pilot light. Burner unit heats and heats up gas in the system. As it heats the gurgling of the gas begins. 12v fuse for the fridge is good. No cooling taking place
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Maybe try turning it off for 24 hours, that may allow the liquid to consolidate and the air in the liquid to rise out and rise to the top as a gas again.

The very severe mixing of the materials may be the issue
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Liquid and gas mixing could be very possible. Did the 24 hour rest and on cycle 3 times since the problem began and still no change. Turn off the fridge when the freezer hits 80 degrees. Still lots of heat throughout the system and gurgling in the line starting a the furnace portion. I'll keep cycling the system to see if it improves at all. Thanks for the input.
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I am curious what you find in the end. My 2004 fridge does not work on electricity, but OK on propane. I have never heard any gurgling when it operates, or never heard of it, so curious what other people say. The heated section is where the "bubble pump" moves the fluid up and it then flows down along those meanders. More things of interest happen along the way, of course. The bubble pump is very much like the coffee percolator.
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Propane tank has fuel, thermocouple is working with pilot light. Burner unit heats and heats up gas in the system. As it heats the gurgling of the gas begins. 12v fuse for the fridge is good. No cooling taking place
Have you noticed any smell of ammonia or other strange smells? Look all over the tubing in the rear for rust, small hole, yellow spot or anything that isn't like it should be. Sounds like the tubing may have a hole and that would be a ruined fridge. Rough roads could have caused something to come apart. If all else fails you'll have to take it to shop and let them look at it.
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Never had any ammonia or other odors from the unit. There are some rust spots on the tubing but no signs of any fluid leakage on or below the unit. Seems to me that if there was a hole somewhere that there should be signs of a leak. Also, the gurgling says to me that there is still refrigerant in the system although maybe more air than liquid. I have read that ammonia sediment can accumulate in the lower tubing. Turning the fridge upside down can fix some fridges but I'll keep cycling it a little longer before I pull the unit out. I appreciate all the input.
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Does it work on electric? If it does you may need a new thermostat on the gas side. And or if you have, try on 12v some units use the same element for electric and 12v
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