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Old 07-17-2010, 10:02 AM   #1
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Having a problem cooling. The freezer works great. The reefer is barely cooling and keeping food cool not cold. I have the fridge set to max cooling. Been on for 3days now and still not any better. The seal seems good, but now that we are on day 2 of a 7day trip to grand canyon I worried food stuff may spoil. Any ideas? Otherwise my baby is the best camper I've had yet. 08 sunset trail 30BH.
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:50 PM   #2
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Check that something isn't blocking the air flow and does it do this on electric and gas?
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:02 PM   #3
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Could be several items....what is the outside temp-is it real hot in AZ? I assume you have lots of food in the fridge and are not opening it excessively. Something else you can try is find the thermistor cable in the back of the fridge at the system circuit board. The thermistor is the temp probe in the fridge section. Where it plugs into the circuit board-unplug it. This puts the fridge into a max cold scenario. If the fridge gets real cold now (wait 4-5 hours), then the thermistor is bad or the part of the circuit board that reads the thermistor resistance is bad. Keep us posted.

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Old 07-21-2010, 12:33 PM   #4
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Tried unplugging the connector for the thermistor at the PC board and the whole unit shuts down. Still having problems with both gas and A/C. Freezer works awesome but lower is just not getting cold. Tech at local rv shop said a possible clog or just a bad unit. Replace cost around 1200 bucks!! Really?!?!?! Replacing with a SubZero? Any thoughts would be great. Unit is only 2yrs old
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First the whole unit can't be bad, unless it's completely and physically destroyed.

Secondly,
Your unit may still be in warranty... I had to order a new switch for my Dometic fridge and the parts were warrantied for 3 years, labor was only for 2 years.

Do some research on Norcold's website and you may find something on the warranty.


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NoLuck on the warranty. I have heard that pulling the fridge and setting on its side for a bit could solve the problem. Any merit to this?
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I have heard of this but never from anyone who tried. The idea is to get trapped air bubbles out of the "plumbing". I would have a fridge tech check it out. Could be a simple fix like a thermistor or circuit board.

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Well i'll let you know how it goes, i have the fridge out and sitting on its side. Gonna give it a couple of hours the n swap to the other side. Then after a couple hours will install and let sit overnight
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Oh and as a side note, I talkedd to a tech and troubleshot the thermistor, Its good. This is kinda a last ditch effort.
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I did that once!!!!!!! Had a Concord TT and a since deceased brother in law who was a RV tech. The fridge was acting just like the way you describe yours. We pulled it out and started rolling it on one side, let it set and roll to another side. Put it back in it's hole and the next day it knew what it was suppose to do.
Hope you have the same luck I did.


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