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Old 07-25-2011, 05:24 PM   #1
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ANOTHER Norcold Recall???

So, we just got the Norcold recall of about 1 year ago taken care of in our new-to-us Country Coach. TODAY, I got a notice about a recall. Another one? For the high temperature sensor that OMC just replaced in accordance with their previous recall??? Someone tell me I'm just confused . . .
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Okay but I was kind of hoping for more details. Do you know if it's an additional recall or the old one resurfacing?
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There were 2 recalls for the same issue. The original sensor they used did not do the job so they are using a different temp sensor unit.
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Okay but I was kind of hoping for more details. Do you know if it's an additional recall or the old one resurfacing?
John, Here's a link to recall information for the Norcold refrigerators. "NORCOLD & DOMETIC RECALLS" & Service Manuals Norcold & Dometic

I have a Norcold 1200 refrigerator in my Winnebago Journey and became so fed up with all the recalls and potential fires that I decided to do something about it myself. Here is a short video of my replacement of the Norcold Cooling Unit with an Amish Built Cooling Unit. They are made out of 50% thicker wall tubing and DO NOT need any recall fixes.

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Get the information on the tag of the black box and call Norcold. I did, and they stated I had the latest and greatest modification. Peace of mind.
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One of the best things we did is get rid of that fire trap they install in our units and replace it with a residential fridge.
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Sammie thanks for the inform on the cooling unit I'm thinking about buying one my cooling unit went out.
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We have a 1982 RV with a Norcold NC788 EG2 that works great! I can't find much info on it other than the few documents that came with our unit or any recall information. It works great on either gas or 120 Vac. I AM rather anal about keeping it and the stack clean, I prop the stack panel open when it gets warm and even run a fan there when it's hot out. It seems maybe they did make them right at one time but have gone with cheaper materials and/or parts to maximize profits over the years causing all the problems we read of here. Or am I wrong and got that one-in-a-thousand units that came out perfect??
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We have a 1982 RV with a Norcold NC788 EG2 that works great! I can't find much info on it other than the few documents that came with our unit or any recall information. It works great on either gas or 120 Vac. I AM rather anal about keeping it and the stack clean, I prop the stack panel open when it gets warm and even run a fan there when it's hot out. It seems maybe they did make them right at one time but have gone with cheaper materials and/or parts to maximize profits over the years causing all the problems we read of here. Or am I wrong and got that one-in-a-thousand units that came out perfect??

It seems (to me) a lot of the problems started when the manufacturers went with all the electronics on the refrigerators... We also have owned older units with no problems and gave us years of service. I have to admit, I'm not a fan of all the electronics and computer controls that are being used today.
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I would bet that the reason why the OLDER Norcold units are still working fine without problems versus the newer style four door 12XX series units is that when Norcold switched to the four door units, they did NOT build a larger stronger cooling unit assembly to match the size needed for it to work correctly and efficiently. How many times have these units failed and then they replace it with the same type and those fail too. DUH!

The Amish built units were made and sized correctly for the Norcold 12XX series units. If you want to have the versatility of using LPG in addition to shore power to run your frig, buy and Amish cooling unit and you won't be sorry.

BUT, when installing the cooling unit, it has to be installed correctly without ANY air leaks and proper mastic applications in the all of the right places. Remember that these units are ABSORPTION refrigerators such that you need to have proper HEAT transfer and escape for it to work correctly and efficiently.

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I have 2006 Discovery with Norcold 1200 unit and am not happy with it's operation. I was thinking of replacing it with a residential unit but how do you get it inside? The door is only 26" wide and all the residential units I have looked at are much deeper than that. Of course maybe the amish cooling unit would be an answer.

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