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Old 11-24-2014, 11:19 AM   #1
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Post Frig won't work when cold outside

I just wanted to share an observation. This past weekend we were boondocking in below freezing weather and noticed that our Norcold refrigerator model N811FRT was not cooling. I checked that the propane flame was burning properly and it was. My DW suggested that I refer to the owners manual(which is the last place I would have thought to look). Sure enough, it clearly states that the unit will not work in sub freezing temperatures!
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Old 11-24-2014, 11:37 AM   #2
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Yes, that is what a lot of us have found.
Even a residential fridge is prone to the same problem.
I have a fridge in the garage. It works fine in the summer, but not in the winter. If I have the heat on out there it works great.
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:39 PM   #3
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Same here-we have a frig in the garage, works great when the heat is on, heat off-not so good :-)
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:32 PM   #4
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Same My frig in the garage will not work when very cold. I just place a heater in there and it is back on. I have to watch the stuff in the freezer will thaw if not. So heating the camper then will not work???
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:47 PM   #5
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Same My frig in the garage will not work when very cold. I just place a heater in there and it is back on. I have to watch the stuff in the freezer will thaw if not. So heating the camper then will not work???

The coils and tubes are outside.
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Old 11-26-2014, 10:56 AM   #6
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Damn if its that cold turn it off and keep the beer outside
Cold temperature will not let the gas in the refrigerator tubes circulate
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:12 PM   #7
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Tony,
I just consumed all of the beer before it warmed up. It seemed like the right thing to do.
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Tony,
I just consumed all of the beer before it warmed up. It seemed like the right thing to do.
I think you did the right thing.
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