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Old 11-14-2011, 03:54 PM   #1
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Have the new Norcold 1200 been redesigned so that the high temp. cut out switch isn't necessary or do the new ones come with the recall kit installed? Seems this refrig. is in the need of a serious redesign!
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Have the new Norcold 1200 been redesigned so that the high temp. cut out switch isn't necessary or do the new ones come with the recall kit installed? Seems this refrig. is in the need of a serious redesign!
The new Norcolds are 1210 models and I believe they come with the recall kit installed. They haven't redesigned it yet even though it's long overdo.
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I did the "Amish" upgrade on mine and have not regretted it! My Ice cream is froze and I sleep better.
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Have the new Norcold 1200 been redesigned so that the high temp. cut out switch isn't necessary or do the new ones come with the recall kit installed? Seems this refrig. is in the need of a serious redesign!
Norcold, IMHO, started using a thinner wall tubing to build their cooling units several years ago. This has led to the failure of the cooling units prematurely and also the cause for the motorhome fires. Norcold decided to recall these units and install the recall boxes that are unfortunatly just a bandaid fix thats supposed to shut down the refrigerator in the event of a high temperature at the boiler tubing that can result in a fire if the tubing starts leaking due to cracking.

The only sure fix for this problem is to replace the cooling unit with an Amish Built cooling unit that is made using a 50% thicker wall tubing and doesn't need any recall boxes. The recall boxes have also been a pain because they can fail and shut down your fridge even though there may not be a problem.

I elected to install an Amish Built unit in my Norcold 1201 just for the peace of mind of not having any fires. Here is a picture slideshow of my installation.

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Norcold 1200 to Amish Cooling Unit Conversion.mpg - YouTube
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