FAQ

Why Rebuild?

A complete rebuild of your refrigerator consists of replacing the evaporator with all new tubing, followed by a complete flush and recharge.

All rebuilt cooling units are backed with a 3 year warranty. You will get the performance and the lifespan of a brand new unit without the cost. Rebuilds generally cost less than half of a new refrigerator.

A rebuild will generally cost less than $500, or half the cost of a new one. (please call for exact pricing)

With an appointment you can be in and out in as little as 4 hours.

Does Your Fridge Need To Be Rebuilt?

Check your refrigerator for these common symptoms of a bad cooling unit.

  1. The lower part of the refrigerator doesn't cool but the freezer still freezes OK.
  2. You can smell ammonia inside the refrigerator.
  3. The cooling unit makes a gurgling sound.
  4. The freezer gets hot instead of getting cold.
  5. If you see any yellow residue on the outside of the cooling unit.
  6. Does not cool after running for more than 2 hours on either gas or electric.

Note: The average life of an RV refrigerator is 15 years.

The Rebuilding Process

Step by step process of what we do.

1.

This is the cooling unit before we start. It fits a Norcold 6cu.ft. refrigerator. It has some visable rust but is otherwise in good condition. At 14 years old, it has quit cooling.

pic01

2.

On all Norcold refrigerator units there is no charge port, just a stem that is welded shut. In order for me to charge this unit I have to cut off the stem and replace it with a new charge port.

pic02

3.

The new port is now welded into place and the unit is completely drained of all coolant.

pic04

4.

The foam pack is then removed and the evaporator coils are checked for damage.

pic06

5.

Here you can see that the cooling unit has extensive rust damage inside the foam, even though it looked good outside.

pic08

6.

The cooling unit is now sandblasted in preparation for a new evaporator.

pic09

7.

The old evaporator has now been cut out and removed.

pic12

8.

The old and new evaporator sitting side by side.

pic10

9.

The new parts are made ahead and kept in stock.

pic11

10.

The new evaporator is then welded into place onto the cooling unit.

pic14

11.

The new liquid line is then bent into shape and installed onto the new evaporator. The evaporator coils are now complete. We then proceed to reinforcesome of the old tack welds and braces to insure the unit is extra sturdy.

pic16

12.

The cooling unit is then completely flushed out. It is then vacumed down and charged. In order to insure the longevity of the cooling unit the charge has to be as perfect as possible. Our charging process has been perfected by years of experience and experimentation, making it possible for our rebuilt cooling units to outperform the original.

pic18

13.

The cooling unit is then tested for leaks. If none are found it is then painted white and then tested for performance.

pic19

14.

The completed unit with a new foam pack and ready for install.

pic21