Sonoma County, California.
A recent call to help a customer with his Norcold refrigerator revealed some problems created at the factory.
This beautifully presented Class A diesel pusher has the Norcold N1210 icemaker four door refrigerator. The customer reported that he was never able to make ice or keep anything frozen in his RV fridge.
A quick inspection of the cooling ducts showed significant obstructions to the upper vent at the rear of the refrigerator.
Shown in the image below, the added baffle, made of plywood, completely covered the top cooling fins. Norcold requires this baffle to be at or below the bottom of the upper cooling fins of the refrigerator. This allows maximum air circulation. Absorption refrigerators rely entirely on proper air circulation across the cooling fins at the rear of the fridge. Any obstruction prevents the system from doing it’s job: removing heat from within the refrigerator.
The thin plywood was easily trimmed with a sharp knife, the separated pieces were then repositioned exactly per Norcold’s recommendations and within one quarter of an inch below the cooling fins.
Voila! This happy camper can now keep ice cream and other frozen foods.
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