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Old 02-06-2015, 06:06 AM   #11
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Burning Propane all night and it's still a hotbox. Shut it down and will live out of coolers for the weekend. If there is anything anyone thinks I can try to remedy this, it would be much appreciated...
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Old 02-06-2015, 06:07 AM   #12
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Sounds like ammonia is not circulating , happened to me, was running fridge while driving, that is ok, but came home late at night and left it parked down hill without turning the fridge off, next day , fridge not working, checked everything from LP to 110, everything was fine, did some research and found out that sometimes dealers have to take a fridge out and turned it upside down to get the ammonia flow corrected, try to go for a ride, shaking might get it back running, hope it helps
Driving to the campgrounds this morning. We'll see if that does the trick. Thanks...
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:50 AM   #13
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Fridge only requires 30 amp service to run. Not that I know what it takes to run; obviously. Heading out now to see if the LP cooled it over night.

Reason I was asking is, it's easy to have reverse polarity on a 30 amp line. Could effect operation, May want to check polarity of the plug. I would also check for voltage drop.
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Old 02-06-2015, 12:15 PM   #14
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If you are plugged in to AC and have the fridge set on auto, it will be running on AC rather than propane. There would be no switchover to propane. Try unplugging the AC and see what happens with the auto changeover to propane. Maybe the boards got confused, as if I had any idea what that would mean. Sorry about your problem, hope you get it corrected.
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:46 PM   #15
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The drive must have shook something up cause it started cooling as soon as we got set up at the Fort. Could not being perfectly level keep the fridge from running? I've run the fridge in my driveway with all my other rv's and never had this issue.
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:36 PM   #16
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Not being level could have been the issue. I had the same issue with the Norcold in our 2014 Whitehawk 28DSBH. It worked fine in my driveway the first couple of times that I precooled it. After returning from a trip, I didn't back it up in the driveway as close to my garage as the previous two times, when I went the precool it for the next trip I had the same issue that you had. While on the road it started working. When I returned home from that trip, I backed it up closer to my garage where the driveway has less of a slope and didn't have an issue the next time that I precooled it. I previously had a Rockwood HW296 which was shorter and never had an issue pre cooling the fridge.
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Norcold won't get cold

We always pre-cool at home before every trip and the trailer is always a little nose high and you can feel the cool in less than an hour. Not all the way cooled down but cool.

Glad it's working
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I guess that's it. Campsite was 40 minutes from home and when I checked it upon arrival it had cooled quite a bit. I guess I have to find a way to level it out in my driveway......Thanks guys for your help.
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Reason I was asking is, it's easy to have reverse polarity on a 30 amp line. Could effect operation, May want to check polarity of the plug. I would also check for voltage drop.
Just a heads up, polarity shouldnt matter on 120VAC. Just thought i'd throw it out there to avoid extra work. Most likely not being level was the issue.
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So I get to the Fort, and what do I see but Grumpy park across the way from me. He schooled me on the fridge. Apparently all the RV's I've had, the fridge was on the drivers side, so there was no issue running in my driveway with the fridge tilted low to the right. Now with the Precept, and it being the first RV with the fridge on my passage side, it was not liking the nose being lower even slightly tilted to the left. It started cooling the minute I pulled out of the driveway.
Thanks Grumpy, always feels better to have an explanation when things don't work right. Thanks for dumbing it down for me...
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