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Mt. HOod... about 4500 feet... two nights with poor

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Mt. HOod... about 4500...

Mt. HOod... about 4500 feet... two nights with poor cooling... now no cooling either using the propane or generator.

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the brand and model of your generator? How old is it?

22 years

Mechanic's Assistant: How long has this been going on with your generator? What have you tried so far?

Correction: generator fine, Norcold refrigerator not working.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else the Engine Expert should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.

Looks like N620 or N821... no ice maker

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RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 1 year ago
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RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 1 year ago

Normally if you get poor cooling on BOTH propane and electric and you have tried running the fridge for at least 8 hours on each source the thermistor, cooling unit or door seals are suspect.

Get a dollar bill and shut it between the seals, it should not fall in any areas and have slight resistance, if the seal had voids or gaps in it warm air may get into the box and it may not cool to full potential.

The thermistor is also suspect for poor cooling on both sources, what you can do is disconnect it and let the fridge run, when you disconnect the thermistor the fridge will go into a FULL cooling cycle. One end sits inside the box on a back fin and the connector is shared with the interior light inside the box, disconnect it and let the fridge run for about 8 hours, if the box gets cold I would replace it.

Make sure the fridge is level, inside the cooling unit is an ammonia solution and it needs to circulate, when you loose circulation the fridge will not cool as good or as well. What you can try is get a rubber mallet and tap the cooling unit coils on the backside of the fridge, these coils go back and forth and sometimes tapping them can help with the circulation. I doubt the elevation has anything to do with this since you have the same issue with electric (generator).

Hope this helps some.

Robert

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