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Old 08-29-2016, 07:34 PM   #1
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Cooling Unit

Has anyone any experience replacing a refrigerator cooling unit? I'm fairly handy with tools and watched some You Tube videos. It doesn't seem that hard except for the amount of components needed to be removed to get the cooling unit out.
Any comments are appreciated.

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Old 08-29-2016, 07:53 PM   #2
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Using your smartphone or digital camera just chronical your disassembly steps. I'll bet you won't have too much trouble. You might employ the help of a partner for the handling the fridge in and out, laying it over, moving the cooling units. As you noted it's pretty straight forward. I did a two door Dometic a yr. or so ago. Well worth the cost savings.

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Old 08-29-2016, 08:20 PM   #3
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I replaced my cooling unit with an Amish cooling unit about two years ago, and glad I did. Recommendations, take picture of the areas before you disassemble it, this will give you an idea how to put it back together. Put plenty of the caulk/sealant where the instructions tell you to put it, use plenty of metal tape to seal the back of the cooling unit. When you have to put the fins back in, I used pieces of blue painters tape in a socket to hold the screws until I could get the screws started in there holes . My fingers are to fat to fit between the fins. I made a platform the same height as the refer, to slide the refer out of its hole and onto the platform. Made life a lot easer doing this myself. Took a few hours, but well worth it. Also, a portable tables work great outside holding your tools, parts, and other things needed to do the job. Make sure the fans work while the unit is out of the hole.
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:25 PM   #4
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I have done 2 of these over the years.... and after following this forum for awhile... I think I'd take the time and replace the complete refrigerator with a Samsung home style refrigerator.... Its an inexpensive amount compared to a complete refrigerator and might be close to a replacement Amish Cooling unit....

What I've asked myself.. is... do I have the batteries and the life style that would allow me to power a home style unit over a typical RV unit... I'd have to change some of what I do... but not a lot and I've have a unit I know my wife would be much happier with over the time we own our trailer....
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