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Old 05-14-2016, 03:57 PM   #1
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Refrigerator Problem

Our Norcold seems to have quit working. The freezer is at 25 degrees while the refrigerator is at about 40. The little lite in the control shows the dot indicating it's working ( no codes) and the red lite outside at the control is not on. Switched to gas and the burner comes on, it ran continuously for 4 hrs. with no change in temps. We have defrosted the freezers and adjusted the temp. colder but never hear it run like it normally did on elec. Any ideas?
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Old 05-15-2016, 07:16 PM   #2
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Update, did the Thermister test and it failed which indicates a bad cooling unit. Lots of dollars or replace the whole thing for again lots of dollars. This unit will be 4 years old next Sept. Is this going to happen every 4 years? Considering a Samsung to avoid this. Has anyone put a Samsung in a 36RL? Will it fit with out murdering the island? What Model Number? Haven't checked prices yet, just considering options.
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:18 PM   #3
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Will the residential refrigerator even go in and out the side door,or are they put in before the slides?
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:29 PM   #4
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That's something else I don't know. Seems like I remember some one doing the conversion but I can't find the post.
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:53 AM   #5
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All you have to do is put the Residential Fridge in before installing the handles. RW is now using Whirlpool or at least they were last year when we purchased our '16 MB.
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:42 AM   #6
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We have the Samsung in ours. To remove it the island is not in the way but I do not have the front to back dimensions to know if it will go through the door
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:19 AM   #7
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Anyone have the model numbers on the Samsung and the Whirlpool? I want to check price and availability. Thanks!
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Not sure if the model number is still current but a year or so ago someone on here had replaced theirs with a Samsung RF197AC and said the wood trimming was minimal.


I do know that you need to get a "counter depth" unit. If my 1200 Norcold keeps acting up it will turn into a Samsung or Whirlpool this summer Just put 2 new Group 31 batteries in ..............
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Last time I checked, the Norcold was around $3400, and that doesn't include installation. Almost every manufacturer out there has gone to the residential refrigerator.It's no wonder when you figure you can purchase a residential anywhere from $700 and up. No brainer on the part of the manufacturer! When my Norcold dies, or earlier, I will be installing a 16 cf residential and hopefully adding a pantry next to it.
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:46 PM   #10
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That was us that changed our Dometic for the Samsung and we haven't looked back. IT does not interfere with the countertop, you still have about 1/2" clearance with the slide in. We pulled out the old unit, removed the drawer underneath, insulated with that rolled up aluminum stuff and shoved it back in. We also capped the gas line at the T when we took out the old one.


Fridge by homeguy7191 | Photobucket


Here is the link to the photobucket to see the before and after. Also the temp fridge that Home Depot sent out because there was a delay in the arrival of the new one. The delivery guys took it out of the box, set it in place and then put the handles.
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