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Old 06-27-2015, 05:07 PM   #1
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Refrigerator not cooling-Norcold N3150

My Norcold N3150 stopped cooling on our last trip in our 2014 VIA. It was 30 in the freezer and 50 in fridge. 2 days later I heard the fan come on and a few hours later, temps back to normal. After much research, I discovered the thermostat for the fan is in an area that can be damaged by excessive heat and the one fan is in a location which at best circulates hot air. Plus, to replace this fan, you need to pull the fridge. My fridge is vented by two panels (upper & lower) on the wall of my RV.
I found this website, ARPrv | RV Refrigerator | Dometic Install | Norcold Install | RV Fire that has a product that will shut down the unit if it overheats due to being unlevel and comes with 2 fans to cool the system. Has anyone used this product?

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Old 06-27-2015, 07:31 PM   #2
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Oddly, the N3000 series installation manual does not even mention the circulation fan. From reading the Norcold installation manual for other models, this fan should be mounted at the top of the cooling coil (it should be approx. where item 19 is shown on the drawing on page 19. This exhausts hot air and draws cooler air in through the bottom vent.
Compare your frig installation to the manual. I've found 2 of mine (in different RVs) were installed incorrectly and consequently did not cool properly. One was missing a baffle to direct hot air upward properly, and one had insufficient clearance for the side-wall upper vent.
Many people are buying the ARP unit, and are happy with it's performance. Do a little research on the internet and you'll find enough information to decide if it will satisfy you need.
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