Question about Thetford Norcold® Model DE0061
I have a norcold dual electric model de-561 refridgerator and there is power going to unit but no cooling. Turn the thermostat to max and usually you hear the compressor unit kick in but it doesnt. I can hear the unit but no change in cooling ability. Hooked up to shore power worked fine last season.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I'm Harvey th Master Plumber.
Your question is: Can you install an auxiliary thermostat on the DC power feed to stop the power draw when cooling is not required?
I understand your frustration. I live on a boat. Since the fridge thermostat is reducing the amp draw when the compressor is off, just remember to turn off the curcuit when you leave the boat and emptying the fridge. You are probly doing this already. Since any modification to a new unit voids the warranty I wouldn't go down that path. The unit should have been tested before installation. Water under the bridge. I agree with the manufacturer. I would tear it out and get a warranty replacement. Sorry, Norcold is right, this is the least painfull way out. It is beter than the cost of repair.
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Posted on Sep 13, 2008
in your refridgerator there is an internal thermostat on the cooling fan u can move up or down it should be placed on the last finn to the right looking at the fridge
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Posted on Jun 17, 2009
To solve this problem, you must open the compressor area at the back bottom of the refrigerator and chek the temperature of the pressure line. If the temperature is between 55celcius to 60 than its ok. Or else you need to change the refrigerant.
I suggest you to contact the service authority.
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Posted on Sep 12, 2009
Have you tested for 12 vdc at terminals where element is connected to board? If yes, and 12vdc is present, then I'd pull element out and bench test it carefully. Just let it cool down, and attach 12vdc from a battery or other source to it and see if it heats up. Careful not to burn your fingers or hand when feeling outside of element for heat. If no heat felt, replace it.
Posted on Jun 04, 2010
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