Oh dear, a Dometic (nee Electrolux) fridge doesn't have a compressor, it's an absorption type refrigeration system, there are no moving parts.
The suggestion to tip it upside down is partly right.
When sitting for extended periods the liquid mixture can separate out or stratify (IIRC it's a mix of ammonia, bromine and water) and so needs remixing.
My memory is rusty, but I'm pretty sure the procedure used to be to tip the fridge onto its side (the same side as the boiler is on, the large vessel in the refrigeration circuit on the back) wait for it to stop gurgling, tip onto it's top, wait, etc, then tip onto the other side, wait again, then tip back onto the top, tilt at a 45* angle and shake like crazy.
Tip back onto its feet, wait for all the gurgling to stop then switch on.
These style of fridges work with three different energy inputs and are known, funnily enough as a three way fridge, ie. they use LP gas, 12v and high voltage (110V or 240V, depending on here you are in the world)
The gas part feeds a small burner, the electric side feeds one of two small elements.
If any of these aren't working the fridge wont work on that 'setting', but it sounds like this isn't the OP's problem as the outside grille is getting hot, meaning the element or burner is working.
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