Ironman fridge not cooling

Submitted: Tuesday, May 03, 2022 at 10:05
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Ive got an old Ironman 50L camping fridge. I had it fixed a while ago (can’t remember the issue) and has been working great up until recently.
I hadn’t used it for a few months and now when I turn it on it doesn’t cool anymore. Thermostat reads correctly and it sounds like the motor/fan is working. Any ideas on what the issue could possibly be? 


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Reply By: Member - nickb boab - Tuesday, May 03, 2022 at 11:11

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 at 11:11
Ironman :)))
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Reply By: qldcamper - Tuesday, May 03, 2022 at 12:52

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 at 12:52
At a guess Id say gas issues.
If the compessor is running and the discharge pipe from the compressor to the condenser is getting hot and the evaporator isnt getting cold then it is out of refrigerant.
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Follow Up By: Tom U1 - Tuesday, May 03, 2022 at 15:05

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 at 15:05
Ok cool thanks for the info. I thought it might have something to do with the gas.
Just trying to decide whether it’s worth getting fixed or buying a new one.
Is refrigerant and easy fix?
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Follow Up By: qldcamper - Tuesday, May 03, 2022 at 15:47

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 at 15:47
Depends where the leak is but generally speaking better off with a new fridge.
They come new fully sealed and to repair a service port has to be fitted and thats a leak waiting to happen.
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Reply By: Member - John - Tuesday, May 03, 2022 at 13:47

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 at 13:47
Have you got anything in it to cool?
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Follow Up By: Tom U1 - Tuesday, May 03, 2022 at 18:42

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 at 18:42
I’ve tried putting ice blocks/packs to try and get it started and the temp on the thermostat drops a bit but only from the ice
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Follow Up By: Batt's - Thursday, May 05, 2022 at 07:46

Thursday, May 05, 2022 at 07:46
Putting stuff in the fridge won't make any difference it either works or if doesn't. How old is the fridge out of interest?
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, May 04, 2022 at 12:53

Wednesday, May 04, 2022 at 12:53
I think if its a few years old and its already been repaired once and out of warranty, its probably not worth repairing. If it has a leak and needs gas, the cost of the repair, new dryer and gas would be more than half the cost of a new one. regards Michael
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Reply By: Genny - Thursday, May 05, 2022 at 18:14

Thursday, May 05, 2022 at 18:14
Always worthwhile checking thermistor is working.
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