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Old 09-03-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
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Fridge question.

Jayco 29D with a norcold brand gas/electric fridge cools ok on gas but only the freezer cools on electric. Checked breakers and all ok there any ideas what's up?
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:14 PM   #2
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That is odd. It is a single set of cooling coils so I don't understand how that could happen. How long did you let it run on electric? The freezer does start to cool first, but after a few hours the fridge should start cooling. Gas does cool faster so maybe you just didn't let it go long enough?
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:33 PM   #3
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It was on for 12 hrs. Is there an electric heating element when it runs on 110?
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It uses 12 vdc on electric. Many say it is more efficient on gas than electric. They make small battery powered fans to go in the fridge that circulate the cold air from the freezer area. That may help if it is cooling at all. There is no separate cooling for the fridge part, only cold air falling from the freezer part.
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It was on for 12 hrs. Is there an electric heating element when it runs on 110?
Yes, there is an element that runs on 110 (2 way). There are also some models that have a 12 volt heater (3 way).

Both the heating element and the flame heat the ammonia basically in the same area.

Here is a diagram with the theory of operation:



That is why I am having a hard time understanding why it is cooling in one mode and not the other.
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When we get back home from potato creek this week end. I will test again and post up the results here.
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we strange after runnign on gas for the weekend - i let it warm up and started up again on electric and it is working again -
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