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Old 09-13-2017, 10:41 AM   #11
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Also I stalled on the back side of the fridge. Some pieces too have the air flow directly over the coils. My RV repair guy gave me the scoop. These fridges are not install to Norcold specs. The black piece is on the bottom section. Bought a sheet of aluminum at Home D, to help exit the hot air out the top vents. Our fridge is in a slide.

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Old 09-13-2017, 07:13 PM   #12
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Thanks everybody for your support. I took the fridge out so cooling/ air flow does not have any impact on the cooling. It was properly boxed in and ducted ( or I would have had this problem from day one).
It's been running for 24hrs now and still is only down to 42 on the evap fins for the freezer and no temp change in the fresh food area. It's exipiting all the signs of low refrigerant.
Time to bite the bullet and retire this fridge and buy a 2118 model.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:13 PM   #13
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Have you left it on since your first post a couple days ago? When I turned mine on for the first time this season, the temperature in the freezer dropped about 5 degrees and the refrigerator dropped nothing in the first 8 hours it was on. By the end of the second day the freezer was down to zero and the refrigerator was 35.

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Old 09-13-2017, 07:58 PM   #14
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It's never needed 24 hrs before to drop the temps. I guess there's no harm in letting it run all weekend.
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:54 PM   #15
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Fridge update.
Ordered new one from through Vendor that Norcold would deal with. First one as ordered with ice maker arrived too smashed up to install, Vendor refused delivery and reordered. Second one arrived three weeks later (and it's time to put the RV to bed) so we unwrapped it an guess what no ice maker. So I installed it anyways as I had the help and had to winterize and put the tip outs in.
Kicker is I took the old one home and inverted it (flipped it upside down for 24hrs). Right it the next day and it worked fine. Next day - not as good and noticed frost build up outside on vertical tube with capillary line soldered to hit. Took a block of wood and tapped the coils and frost went away immediately and it's been working fine ever since. - so try those tricks before you commit to buying a new fridge and now I have a good fridge with low use (2011) model Norcold 2117 IM with ice maker for sale - no warranty.
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