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« on: May 09, 2011, 07:21:50 PM »

OK I got a 3 way fridge out of a older rv. I turned it on while it was still in the rv and it began to get cool.  Now that it is in my garage it isnt working when I plug it into 110 volt.

Is that all that is required to make it work?

Seams wierd that it wont do anything now after it started to cool in the rv.

thanks for any insight
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011, 07:26:40 PM »

Takes a 12 volt supply probably hard to tell without brand and model number 

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011, 07:53:55 PM »

Demo, Like Clifford said, you also need to hook it to a 12V source to power the circuit board. It won't operate on 120V alone. Hope that helps, Will
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2011, 08:26:47 PM »

thanks guys, I will try that tomorrow and get the info on it aswell.
I never would of figured it took both of them.
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 04:02:17 AM »

thanks guys, I will try that tomorrow and get the info on it aswell.
I never would of figured it took both of them.


Yes, it takes both, 12v is for the circuit board, won't work without it. Also, if it's a Norcold, check this link, http://www.norcoldrecall.com/ to see if there is a recall on that particular model.
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2011, 07:34:57 AM »

We have a disfunctional 3 way also...found out it has a recall notice, if it is Dometic, check on web if it has a recall..it is supposedly a fire danger..Kristin and Ron
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2011, 10:23:24 AM »

Ron not to highjack the thread but are you guy's on the road yet. Hope all goes well from here on out.

Don
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2011, 02:58:54 PM »

Im calling you right now Don lol....... for reals!
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2011, 03:51:06 PM »

I just hooked the fridge up to 12 volt and to 110. I could here it start up this time. I am going to give it a few and see what it does. Thanks for the input.
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2011, 06:30:23 PM »

Eric they are most efficient on Lp and cool quickest on Lp.  Bob
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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2011, 06:52:30 PM »

Thanks Bob. 

Can anyone tell me what kind of regulator do I need for the lp? Or are they all different?

Would the stove from the same rv take the same regulator?

I dont have access to the rv to take anymore parts off of.


Sorry for all of the stupid questions.

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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2011, 07:03:31 PM »

We just got our first Norcold 3way fridge.  So far I am not impressed.  It is an older unit.  It takes hours to get  cold.  The freezer gets really cold but the fridge part isn't all that cold.  Is this just the nature of the beast?  We use it an 12 volt or 100 volt.  We have always had an apartment size 100 fridge before.  Maybe I expect too much from the Norcold.

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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2011, 07:25:59 PM »

Don, clean the flumes Norcold will freeze the milk in the bottom when right sounds like you have a unit going bad if so I have a place in AR that makes good replacement units at good prices and they ship www.rvfridge.com Greg is great to do business with give him a call he will answer any questions on the fridge


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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2011, 07:37:13 PM »

Don't try to cool an empty frige, fill it with cold jugs of water, beer, soda, anything but air, and it will cool nicely.

A very cold freezer shows it is working but the freezer space is much smaller and easier to cool down. However, I keep one gallon of ice to put into the freezer for the first cool down when it has been off for a while.

Before leaving on a trip I always fill it with water jugs and stuff then cool it down with AC, takes just a few hours in anything but extremely hot weather. I find that cooling down with AC then switching to LP is the quickest way.
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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2011, 08:14:25 PM »

We will make sure the vents are clean.  Maybe,  I am expecting too much.  The apartment fridge is cold in about an hour once I load it with cold stuff.  It will stay cold all night turned off, but the Norcold didn't seem to be cold after being on 12 volt all night.  The freezer was still cold though.

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