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Old 11-23-2015, 06:50 PM   #1
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Question Iced up Norcold reFrigerator now 60 what???

2007 Norcold frig ~ Model N811Rt (2007 Jayco Eagle Travel Trailer)

I started it up and in 24 hours the frig was at 40 and freezer was freezing.
THEN... a day later ALL the frig interior fins were completely iced/frosted over....
THEN... A day later the frig registered 60 and the fins were defrosted... The freezer seems to be still freezing...

Any tips on how I can resolve this myself? Just want consistent 40 or better temp.

My trailer is hurricane tied down so can't take in for service.

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Old 11-23-2015, 11:10 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:13 AM   #3
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I, too, turn the refrigerator off and back on every day to override the auto-defrost. We are usually out for 4 days at a time. No real need to defrost.
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I, too, turn the refrigerator off and back on every day to override the auto-defrost. We are usually out for 4 days at a time. No real need to defrost.
Interesting to know that somebody else does this .
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Interesting to know that somebody else does this .
When I first encountered this I thought the refrigerator was defective. Then I read the manual. (See my signature!)
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Read, then ignore the quirks of the fridge. If you really look hard you will find that the drain pan under the fins in the fridge is plumbed to a dish on the back of the unit. Any water that collects there is evaporated by the heat from the cooling unit.


Let the fridge fins go above 45F every day or so. The unit will operate much more efficiently.


Ice buildup in the freezer? Total shutdown for a full day is the only cure. Or leave it to the end of the camping season.
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Let the fridge fins go above 45F every day or so. The unit will operate much more efficiently.
Very true except I installed fans on the fins that mostly keep them from frosting up.

I've also figured out that the catch pan in the back of the fridge won't allow the fridge interior to drain if the water level goes above the end of the hose. I positioned the hose almost to the top of the catch pan.
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Very true except I installed fans on the fins that mostly keep them from frosting up.

...snip....
So...you spent more money (bought the fans) and spend battery power to run them. In order to do what the fridge's manufacturer already engineered into the control board?

Please, explain to me how this is better.
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Please, explain to me how this is better.
I my case I don't want the temperature in the refrigerator to rise to 50 degrees and the freezer rise to 20 degrees. Which is what happens when the auto-defrost runs. 4 days does not accumulate enough ice on the fins to be detrimental.
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I don't dry camp so battery expenditure is irrelevant to me. The fans I installed only use a few milliamps anyway. I installed the fans to assist the fridge with cooling rather than to defrost the fridge. The defrost part of it is just a side benefit. I've always found that these fridges struggle to keep cool in hot weather as I monitor internal temps with a wireless gauge. Then when the auto defrost cycle kicks in it takes forever to cool the fridge back down.
The 10 cf fridge I have also has a fan at the top of the stack. I have switches on all my fans to disable them if I'm in cooler weather.
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