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Old 09-09-2015, 08:12 PM   #1
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2003 Norcold AC/DC basement Fridge/Freezer

In my 2004 45' Essex I have a Norcold AC/DC fridge freezer in the basement, nice touch...... but not working. Green power light comes on, you can hear the motor start, however it cycles on then off, (not sure if this is the way it should work) bottom line, it does not get cold. It's not digital as it has a knob for temp control. No serial or model numbers anywhere on the unit ? Have been to the Norcold website but see nothing that resembles the unit I have.
Anyone out there have any experience with these ? or better yet where to find an owners manual ?
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Sounds like the same unit we had in the '02 DSDP. All the manuals went with the rig so I can't help with that. Ours was still running fine when we traded the rig in last Feb.
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Old 09-10-2015, 07:17 AM   #3
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Most likely a Norcold unit. I obtained a complete trouble shooting guide on Norcold website when I had trouble with mine. You likely won't be able to hear compressor run and there is no fan to cool condenser unless it has that added option. Compressor is run on DC voltage. Very exotic, only made by two companies in the world, used in marine (boats) applications, thus prohibitively expensive to replace. If it is electrical part that has failed , still expensive but maybe an option. If you are electrically qualified, the trouble shooting guide will lead you precisely thru each step to determine failed part. Getting the part is a different process. I think that site also had an owners manual and the location of model/series. Good luck.
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