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Old 11-24-2015, 11:47 AM   #11
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These Norcold fridges have an auto defrost. Can't explain the iced/frosted over part but they will warm up somewhat every 48 hours or so. I keep my fridge setting around 35 but it'll warm up to 45 or so if I let it auto defrost. I turn my fridge off and back on every day to override the defrost cycle. Especially if I'm parked in a hot site.
How do you set the frig at 35. Thanks for the input. My frig was at 60 yesterday- ... 40 today and the fins are frosting over...
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The setting on your fridge will be different than mine but I have numbers from 1-9. The higher the number, the colder the fridge will get. If I set my temp at number 6 the fridge can easily go down into the high 20s. If I remember right yours will be numbered from 1-4 or 1-5. A higher number should make it colder.

The fins will frost over somewhat depending on the humidity, number of times it's been opened, humidity of stuff put in the fridge, and the temp setting. A light layer of frost would be normal.
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Old 11-24-2015, 12:18 PM   #13
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I have it set on 4... Will try 5. In 24 hours it frosts over ALL fins so you can't hardly see that they are there... Then it goes to 60 and all ice melts ... Then the cycle repeats.... So sad because I have a 2003 Dominic in another RV and that frig has been flawless since day one. I wonder if I replace the thermistor... it might help? Tks, Kim
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Just a thought - that sounds like a lot of humidity in the fridge to create that much ice. I would make sure that the door is shutting tightly and also check to make sure the seals are in good shape.
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Just a thought - that sounds like a lot of humidity in the fridge to create that much ice. I would make sure that the door is shutting tightly and also check to make sure the seals are in good shape.
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Just a thought - that sounds like a lot of humidity in the fridge to create that much ice. I would make sure that the door is shutting tightly and also check to make sure the seals are in good shape.
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You have to have water to make ice, where is all that water coming from?

Even at the coast where it's consistently VERY humid, especially in the late summer, I only get a little frost in my freezer over the course of a long weekend. When the freezer defrosts after I shut it down, there's only enough water in the bottom to make a dish towel somewhat wet; not even enough to be wrung out.
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Old 11-24-2015, 02:10 PM   #17
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x3, check your door seal tightness all around. We leave ours on all the time when travelling and the only time we have seen significant frosting is when we were away for over a month.

I routed my drain hose outside the fridge vent like the Dometics after having it overflow once in the back compartment.

When you close the door and the unit is cold, you can hear the door sucking tighter as the air inside gets cold. If you are not hearing that I suspect the seal is not tight enough. The moisture from the air is what caused the frost.
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You have to have water to make ice, where is all that water coming from?

Even at the coast where it's consistently VERY humid, especially in the late summer, I only get a little frost in my freezer over the course of a long weekend. When the freezer defrosts after I shut it down, there's only enough water in the bottom to make a dish towel somewhat wet; not even enough to be wrung out.

The freezer is fine. The refrigerator fins completely frost over in under 48 hours... Then the temp goes up to 60 and the refrigerator "defrosts" the fins... Then the cycle repeats. also- the water tray in the back of the frig ices over and the water can not drain. Every few days I have to manually chip the ice out if the tray... It's all a mystery... I will check the door tomorrow and check the seals.
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Your refrigerator shouldn't be acting like that. Mine has never iced up excessively on the fins inside the refrigerator section. If I were you I'd contact Norcold (Thetford) and ask to speak to the tech support department, and explain the problem to someone that actually knows the Norcold fridges from an up-close perspective. Here's a link with the contact info. Good luck!

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Your refrigerator shouldn't be acting like that. Mine has never iced up excessively on the fins inside the refrigerator section. If I were you I'd contact Norcold (Thetford) and ask to speak to the tech support department, and explain the problem to someone that actually knows the Norcold fridges from an up-close perspective. Here's a link with the contact info. Good luck!

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But fridge fins or freezer fins, same question remains; where's all the water coming from?
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