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Old 02-08-2014, 10:06 PM   #1
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Help! Refrigerator stopped working

Hi all,

We have a 12cf Norcold 1210 IM refrigerator that just quit working. We recently had a 4 day stretch of around 0 temperatures and, from reading the manual, this apparently has caused a "refrigerator disruption". There is no error code. Everything looks normal (except things thawing). Have turned unit on and off several times. Have switched over to LP and confirmed that the burner is working.

Does anyone know how to go about reversing this "disruption"? Do I need to warm up the cooling system? Thanks.
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:23 PM   #2
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Does it need to be defrosted? Check both the frig and freezer.
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:34 PM   #3
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Both are completely defrosted.
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We had to TURN OFF ALL CIRCUIT BREAKERS. Let system for ( I did for 30 minutes ) It seems to work today, we'll see.
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:02 AM   #5
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We had to TURN OFF ALL CIRCUIT BREAKERS. Let system for ( I did for 30 minutes ) It seems to work today, we'll see.
thanks...i'll try it.
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:30 PM   #6
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At least you still are able to heat your coach. The weather this year has surely tested our Redwoods and our nerves. We're sick OF tired.! Winter has to go. Good luck, we hope you find a solution and get back on track.
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At least you still are able to heat your coach. The weather this year has surely tested our Redwoods and our nerves. We're sick OF tired.! Winter has to go. Good luck, we hope you find a solution and get back on track.
Agreed about winter. We have had two really bad cold snaps (0 or below) this year but are on the West side of the Continental Divide so have fortunately avoided most of the "Polar Vortexs". Feel badly for those folks who've had to weather those!

Where abouts are you Jay/Linda? You've gone through winter without the ability to heat your coach? If so, what happened? Hope things have improved.

So far our furnace and fireplace have kept us pretty toasty (but at a high price in $). In the FL, the Living room and bedroom are generally colder than the rest of the coach indicating the end cap insulation is maybe less than ideal.

Still, except for the current refrigerator issue, frozen PVC sewer line (during the first cold snap), the ice maker water line freezing twice, we've had a pretty smooth winter here in Montana despite reg. temps in the teens/twenties.
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Agreed about winter. We have had two really bad cold snaps (0 or below) this year but are on the West side of the Continental Divide so have fortunately avoided most of the "Polar Vortexs". Feel badly for those folks who've had to weather those!

Where abouts are you Jay/Linda? You've gone through winter without the ability to heat your coach? If so, what happened? Hope things have improved.

So far our furnace and fireplace have kept us pretty toasty (but at a high price in $). In the FL, the Living room and bedroom are generally colder than the rest of the coach indicating the end cap insulation is maybe less than ideal.

Still, except for the current refrigerator issue, frozen PVC sewer line (during the first cold snap), the ice maker water line freezing twice, we've had a pretty smooth winter here in Montana despite reg. temps in the teens/twenties.
Just curious, when your icemaker water line froze did it split the line either time and what did you do to thaw it out? I have wondered about that line especially since it isn't really insulated. I wondered about placing a heat tape around the line behind refrigerator.
Any thoughts?
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Just curious, when your icemaker water line froze did it split the line either time and what did you do to thaw it out? I have wondered about that line especially since it isn't really insulated. I wondered about placing a heat tape around the line behind refrigerator.
Any thoughts?
The first time it froze (Dec) it did not split the line (thankfully). At that point I was going to put on heat tape but it was soooo cold out that I simply bought some bat insulation and stuffed it up under the slide around the line. That seemed to help enough to thaw it out (till now).

This time, with temps down to -18F for a couple of nights, the insulation prob. was just not enough. Heat tape is the way to go and we will certainly be putting it on this summer if we plan to spend another winter in Montana.
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The first time it froze (Dec) it did not split the line (thankfully). At that point I was going to put on heat tape but it was soooo cold out that I simply bought some bat insulation and stuffed it up under the slide around the line. That seemed to help enough to thaw it out (till now).

This time, with temps down to -18F for a couple of nights, the insulation prob. was just not enough. Heat tape is the way to go and we will certainly be putting it on this summer if we plan to spend another winter in Montana.
It shouldn't be too difficult to put a heat tape around the line at the back of the refrigerator but I can't tell where it goes once it goes underneath the floor. Is the line inside the slide floor or does it get exposed with all the other wires and then continue into the underbelly? Do you think the heat tape at the back of the refrigerator would solve it or would it have to extend further under the refrigerator floor?
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