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Old 06-25-2014, 03:35 PM   #1
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Norcold isn't cold

my fridge quit cooling on electric and gas side doesn't keep it cold enough even set on 9... no fault codes. Condenser gets hot as it should. Help!
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:39 PM   #2
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Make sure your vents outside are not clogged. That's the usual reason!
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:43 PM   #3
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Did it work before?
Anything changed since it worked before?
Assume you are level and have propane with bottle valve open?

sorry, going over the obvious as these are the things I've missed before...

our absorption fridge always took 24 hours to first cool... even got two fans - one for outside and one for on the fins...
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:48 PM   #4
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Also icing in the freezer can cause all sorts of problems. We have to defrost ours about every 3-4 months (we fulltime). Makes a huge difference afterwards.
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:14 PM   #5
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vents are clear...2 fans are running on the coils outside... defrosted a week ago worked fine until last night... plenty of propane... been at the same spot the last 4 months... anything else?
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:06 AM   #6
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ok... fridge began working then it didn't, then it did, then it didn't... we have had our coach for just under 18 months... is the Norcold still under warranty? The service tech wants to start replacing parts to see which corrects the problem. This could get expensive and I'm ready, at this point, to just buy a residential instead of throwing money at this one.
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:17 AM   #7
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2 year warranty - its in your manual
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:04 AM   #8
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My Norcold has some issues also. Mostly with the freezer. One side is OK one is not.

I bought an analog thermometer to report the hi/low temps but hasn't worked very well. I've fallen back to the "will it make a tray of ice test" and so far the left top WON'T, the left bottom will, right both top and bottom will. Strange......

Also outside, in the cabinet above, very hot, like its not getting vented correctly. Need to look outside and around what is easily viewable.

This seems to be an issue with many coaches though. Perhaps systemic like the awning install?
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:22 AM   #9
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In my coach, the cabinet above the fridge is warm, but not hot. If you go outside and go up on a ladder can you feel exhaust air coming from the upper grille plate?
If not, pull that plate off and see if there is something restricting airflow.
Don't have an answer for the upper left of freezer - sorry.
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We never could get our fridge to work properly, even after a factory visit. We ended up taking it out and putting in a residential. Due to the issues, Redwood reimbursed us for the costs.
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