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Are Your Norcold AC Heaters Hooked Up Properly?

Make Sure Your AC Heaters/ Heating Elements Are Connected Correctly!AC Heaters/ Heating Elements are commonly connected improperly when service centers or customers remove them (for whatever reason). We get so many calls that lead to the heaters connection being the root of the issue that we thought it best to to explain this in detail.Every [...]

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Norcold Refrigerator Not Staying Lit on Gas Mode (propane/ LP) - all models!

Is your Norcold refrigerator not staying lit on propane (LP)?The most common cause of this is a dirty burner/ orifice. If you go to the back of the refrigerator and locate the burner at the bottom right hand side, you can sometimes physically diagnosis this. The burner sits within a burner box, which is just [...]

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Bad Norcold Cooling Unit (cooling unit replacement)

Is your Norcold cooling unit bad?Well, there are a few tell tale signs that a Norcold cooling unit has leaked it's ammonia solution. There may be a faint smell of ammonia (or a strong one!) or there may be a yellow powder/ residue beneath the cooling unit. To check, simply remove the outside access panel [...]

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Norcold Door Seal Replacement (bad news, people!)

Norcold Door Seal ReplacementsUnfortunately, Norcold does not sell the door seals by themselves. If you're finding that you have excess condensation and it's due to a break in your seal, you will need to replace the entire door. In order to determine which door you need, you will need to first take a look at [...]

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Norcold RV Refrigerator Freezing Everything (too cold in refrigerator)

Is Your Norcold Refrigerator Freezing All of Your Food?Don't worry, this is a simple fix! This issue can be caused by one of two parts. The most common part is the Thermistor and the other part that could cause this is your Optical Control Board.Norcold refrigerators have a Thermistor in them which is combination thermostat/ resistor. [...]

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Norcold NO CO, N, flashing 5 times (Norcold fault codes)

Is your refrigerator not cooling?! If it's showing one of these three codes, it's simply in lockout mode and your refrigerator needs to be reset and diagnosed:"NO CO" - These models will show this code: 1200, 1210, N841, N641 "n" -  These models will show this code: N621, N821"if your light is flashing 5 times repeatedly" [...]

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Norcold RV Refrigerator Isn't Getting Cold Enough in the Winter!

When it Gets Below Freezing Outside Does Your Norcold Refrigerator Stop Working?You are not alone! Norcold RV Refrigerators that are gas absorption models will not run efficiently when the temperature drops below freezing. The reason for the failure is that the ammonia vapors condensate in the rectifier tube rather than the condenser coils at the [...]

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Norcold RV Refrigerator Showing "SR" Code, Not Cooling - Norcold Guy

The code is SR and it means "flame sense circuit failure" which basically means that the board isn't sensing the flame and then times out after 30 seconds of sparking. If this is the problem then you should be able to physically see the flame as your electrode is sparking. When this is functioning correctly [...]

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Norcold RV Refrigerator Won't Work in Summer (when it's hot out)

Does Your Norcold Refrigerator Warm Up in Hot Ambient Temperatures?This issue is more common than you think. If you have a gas absorption model refrigerator as opposed to an AC/DC model that doesn't run on LP, it is highly sensitive to temperature. If it's too warm outside (90 degrees F and above) or too cold [...]

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Norcold Refrigerator Won't Get Cold Enough?

Is your Norcold refrigerator not getting cool enough?There are several components that work together to get the refrigerator to cool properly. Understanding the basics will help you in locating the cause of the failure.AC/DC model Norcold refrigerators are fairly simple in troubleshooting. You will know that you have one of these models if the refrigerator has [...]

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