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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

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SOURCE: DE0061 draws power when not cooling

Hi captstu,

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

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SOURCE: my norcold frig(RV) freezes food in lower level

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
thanks
cruz
cruz's mobile rv repair

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

SOURCE: RV freezer cools, but fridge section doesn't

Sir, 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.

Thanks for contacting Fixya.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Norcold 9000. It works fine on electric

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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I have a Norcold 2 door fridge. It works fine on propane or electric but I hear a VERY loud bang and see flames shoot out. It is a propane leak some place but checked fittings and lines -no leaks.


is this new? never been used before or old. ? please read this
Norcold, Inc. Product Recalls - Call 1-800-767-9101 Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm EST
The Norcold, Inc. refrigerators listed below have been recalled.
It is important to implement this safety enhancement to prevent an unsafe elevation in the temperature of the cooling unit should the unit fail in operation. This enhancement seeks to minimize the risk of injury or ***** due to fire.
Norcold Inc. has decided to recall certain 1200, 1201, 1210 and 1211 model gas/electric refrigerators with serial numbers from 315525 to 13088811, non-consecutively. The refrigerator's model and serial number are located inside the fresh food compartment. These refrigerators may have cooling units with a cooling unit serial number between 700000 to 13085759. This is a new recall campaign to include all 1200, 1201, 1210 and 1211 models.
Even if your refrigerator was repaired as part of a previous recall, it is necessary to have it repaired again to minimize the risk of injury or ***** due to fire.
If you have one of these refrigerator models, use the following procedure:
  1. Identify and write down the refrigerator model. If it is a Norcold 1200, 1201, 1210 and 1211 model, go to step 2.
  2. Identify and write down the refrigerator serial number. If the serial number falls in the range of 315525 and 13088811, go to step 3.
  3. Identify and write down the cooling unit serial number. If the serial number falls in the range of 700000 and 13085759, go to step 4.
  4. Call your dealer immediately.
The installation of the High Temperature Sensor will be at no cost to you.
Owners of recalled refrigerators should NOT operate their refrigerator until it can be professionally repaired by your dealer or a Norcold authorized service center.
If you have one of the recalled refrigerators and you:

Currently reside in the RV, you should immediately:

  1. Set the refrigerator controls to "OFF".
  2. Unplug the refrigerator through the service vent on the outside of the vehicle.
  3. Contact your dealer, a Norcold authorized service center or Norcold's Recall Center at 1-800-767-9101 as soon as possible to get assistance.

Do not currently reside in the RV, you should immediately:

  1. Set the refrigerator controls to "OFF"
  2. Unplug the refrigerator through the service vent on the outside of the vehicle.
  3. Disconnect from shore power.
  4. Contact your dealer, a Norcold authorized service center or Norcold's Recall Center at 1-800-767-9101 as soon as possible to get assistance.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in a fire causing injury or *****. To locate an authorized service center,
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:tnsP3IdSqhgJ:www.thetford.com/customer-support/recall-information/+&cd=10&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk
if you have this model STOP using it!!!

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Look at the back wall on the left hand side. "near the middle shelf"
If you find a wet spot or ice ball odd are you will need a Evaporator coil.
See if the fan is running when you open the door. By pushing the fan and light switch closed. "light will go out, Fan should come on" easy way to see if thermostat is telling the compressor to run"

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Sir, 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.

Thanks for contacting Fixya.

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My norcold frig(RV) freezes food in lower level


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
thanks
cruz
cruz's mobile rv repair

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DE0061 draws power when not cooling


Hi captstu,

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.

Feel free contact me again!
Please give me a rating here at fixya.com before you sign off
Thank you,
Harvey your Master Plumber

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