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Old 03-27-2022, 05:53 PM   #1
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Power on not cooling NORCOLD N8DCX-8 fridge

Have a 2021 27ft FBT GT with NORCOLD DC factory installed fridge. Winterized in desert. With solar and temps not getting too cold I leave fridge on with shore power connected too. First winter no issue.

Arrived to de-winterize and found control panel showed illuminated lights and powered on. Spoiled food inside. and 60 degrees.

Discovered 15amp breaker for converter tripped. Panel light illuminates even when tripped. Reset but still no cooling and I think I hear fan running but too quiet so compressed not running.

Is this definitely compressor? Could it be converter?

Fridge under 2 year warranty. Do I try removing myself and going to Norcold authorized repair? Very far from any AS dealer or Norcold repair so prefer not to take TT and can put in TV.
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Old 03-27-2022, 07:22 PM   #2
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Now that breaker is reset, everything on the fridge is confirmed working and have power? It does take time for these units to kick on and cool down completely.

Sounds like it may not be the fridge that is the issue. Id try and isolate the problem first. Will the fridge run off batteries for example?

If you tripped the breaker there is something else happening either inside your AS or at your storage unit.

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Old 03-28-2022, 02:50 PM   #3
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Look at the thread I started and now more and more people are having issues with the Norcold fridge. Curious to see if Airstream will be helpful for once:
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