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Old 06-29-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
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Red face Norcold 1200 lr cooling unit fire

My norcold 1200 lr refridgerator caught fire in the rear unit that was under recall. I spent over $1,800 in parts to get the unit to work prior to the fire. Norcold has refused to pay because i had a new cooling unit installed on the recommendation of a certified norcold technician who told me it was better than norcolds. It was not the cause of the fire.

Any simliar situations or advice would be deeply appreciated.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:10 AM   #2
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Tough call, but changing a mfg's unit will almost always void any warranty...
be it houses, cars, anything....

Would you warrant your work if after it left you someone changed it ?

I LOVE tuning my diesel trucks to get the 'left on the table' hp and torque - have on every one I've had thus far...
but this new one is still stock as I want to ensure it is functioning correctly with a warranty intact so I can pull our 'vacation home'
good luck with it... but afraid you best speak to your rv insurance agent....
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:53 PM   #3
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My norcold 1200 lr refridgerator caught fire in the rear unit that was under recall. I spent over $1,800 in parts to get the unit to work prior to the fire. Norcold has refused to pay because i had a new cooling unit installed on the recommendation of a certified norcold technician who told me it was better than norcolds. It was not the cause of the fire.

Any simliar situations or advice would be deeply appreciated.
Tom--Sorry to hear. I can't offer any advise to solve your current situation.

I know that this information is too late for you, but once you replace your unit (and for others whose refrigerators have not caught fire yet), there's a good discusion on the Excel Forum about the SS-30 Halon automatic fire extinguisher at And Speaking of Fire Extinguishers..... The company's web site is at Fire Fight Products supplemental fire systems.
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My norcold 1200 lr refridgerator caught fire in the rear unit that was under recall. I spent over $1,800 in parts to get the unit to work prior to the fire. Norcold has refused to pay because i had a new cooling unit installed on the recommendation of a certified norcold technician who told me it was better than norcolds. It was not the cause of the fire.

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So what WAS the cause of this mysterious fire?

The new cooling unit recommended by a "certified" Nocold Technician? The Norcold Recall device? The heaters? The LPG unit?

Your post is confusing and misleading.

Just wondering......

The $1800 would have been better spend on a residential Samsung RF197 Fridge to replace the POS Norcold.

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What was the cause of the fire?

If you replaced the cooling unit with a non-Norcold part how could you ever expect them to cover it under warranty.

If the replacement was an Amish cooling unit yours is the first one I've ever heard/seen that caused a fire.

Need more info as to the cause and where the fire was located.
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What was the cause of the fire?

Need more info as to the cause and where the fire was located.
I guess we may never find out!

I find that many people will post their problem but never return once it has been resolved to describe the solution.

Maybe too much to expect.

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