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Digital readout pad keeps cycleing

I have a Norcold that the digital display pad just keeps hunting up and down the scale from AC-LP- ECT. It won't even let me set the temp. Is the Digial read out board shot. It was new two years ago. 400.00 dollars.

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  • sselcamino39 Mar 23, 2009

    The fridge had been working just fine. Went to turn it on and it started searching for a power source like it always does but it just kept searching. The power is on. The light is on in the fridge. The freizer seems to be cooling. But it will not stop at AC or LP. When I try to set the temp it runs up and down the numbers and will also not stop at any set number. At one point I herd the gas burner kick on then off. But it never stops searching. The mother board on the front of the fridge has been replaced about three years ago. I tryed turning off the AC and seeing if it would stop on LP. It did not.

  • Jerry Shannon May 11, 2010

    Is the fridge working. It may be searching for a power source.


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I still think it is searching for a power source. I have a parts breakdown and a troubleshooting guide I can copy and e-mail to you.
Send me an e-mail and I will e-mail the info back to you.

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