Norcold is one of the leading brands of rv fridge in the industry. These units are made to withstand the harsh environmental conditions of camping and are designed to keep your food fresher, longer.
Norcold refrigerators are known for their high quality. They are built to last and offer great value for your money. However, over time they can develop problems.
Occasionally, a Norcold refrigerator will stop cooling. This can happen for many reasons. Sometimes the unit will have a bad seal. In other cases, the heat source will be too hot or it might be having a problem with the boiler temperature sensor.
The first step to take when a Norcold refrigerator stops cooling is to remove it from the unit stand. This will enable you to get under the cabinet and access the screws that secure it to the back side of the fridge. You should see a red oval (in the photo above) around these screws. These are the screws that hold the evaporator to the freezer and refrigerated portions of your refrigerator.
If you notice that the evaporator is not sealing properly, it’s likely time to replace it with a new unit. You can find a replacement at an RV parts store or a local RV repair center.
When buying a Norcold replacement cooling unit, you should look for one that comes with all the required parts. It should also be a high-quality unit that is designed and remanufactured to provide a good quality replacement.
Another way to make sure that you’re getting a Norcold refrigerator replacement is to find out if it has a warranty. Most manufacturers of RV refrigerators offer a one-year or two-year warranty.
This is a pretty reasonable warranty, especially when you consider the fact that most of these units are fairly expensive. Having a good warranty will save you a lot of money in the long run, especially if you own your RV and you know it’s going to need repairs or maintenance from time to time.
Some of these units have a ‘Fridge Defend by ARP’ control that monitors the temperature inside the boiler and automatically shuts down the heating element to protect the cooling unit from overheating. A ‘Fridge Defend by ARP’ is a great feature to have, but it is not always available in most models of Norcold or Dometic RV refrigerators.
A ‘Fridge Defend by Fridge Defend by ARP’ is an automatic safety device that will shut down the heater and restart your Norcold or Dometic refrigerator if it gets too hot inside the boiler.
If your Norcold refrigerator is not cooling, you should first check for a leak in the system. This is the most common reason for a Norcold cooling unit to fail.
It’s easy to detect a leak in the system by checking for yellow residue behind the fridge or for an ammonia smell. If there is any of these things, you should get a new Norcold refrigerator cooling unit immediately!