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Old 02-28-2014, 06:03 PM   #1
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My Norcold N811FRT refer does not work! Today I just put ina new themostat in and it still dont work. So I have a 50amp setup on my 08 37' 5er. I thinking of getting rid of that norcold and put in a residential Refer. Would there be a problem with that? I saw a whirpool refer 10 cu. ft. refer ( 400 bux ) that will fit where that crappy Norcold refer is now. I live in my 5fer. full time at a park. The only thing I would need to do is cap off the propane and the 12 volt wires from that crappy Norcold refer. So do you think I would have any issuse doing this?
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:02 AM   #2
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What were the original symptoms?
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:44 AM   #3
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What were the original symptoms?
symptoms? It does not work. Replaced themister. Still dont work. The smell of ammonia. I was told by 2 repair people it would cost around $600 for a new colling unit. Like I said I can get a residental refer for $400 and can get parts anyware I want. Unlike the Norcold refer.

The benefits for replacing refer:

#1 Cost
#2 Reliability
#3 Get parts anyware
#4 Most of all piece of mind.

Here are the new refer specs: It will fit in the same place where that old Norcold fits now.

Specifications:
General Warranty 1 year
Handle Color/Style Black / Recessed
Handle Material Metal
Cabinet Color Black
Depth 25.2 in.
Freezer Capacity 2.5 cu. ft.
Height 59.88 in.
Overall Color Black
Refrigerator Capacity 7.4 cu. ft.
Total Capacity 9.9 cu. ft.
Width 23.63 in.
Automatic Shut off Yes
Beverage Rack Yes
Door Bins/Baskets 2
Door Color Black
Shelf Material Glass
Shelf Type Adjustable; Stationary
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Norcold Specs:

DIMENSIONS
Enclosure Cut-Out Dimensions
Model
N811 :

Height
59-7/8"

Width
23-1/2

Depth
24"

Model Height Width Thickness
N811 Upper Door 14-17/32": 369.1 mm 21-19/32": 548.4 mm 3/16": 4.8 mm
N811 Lower Door 38-5/8": 981.1 mm 21-19/32": 548.4 mm 3/16": 4.8 mm
Power Source Amps 120V/AC Amps 12V/DC LP Gas
N811 3.0 1.2 Yes
N811.3 3 14.8 Yes
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You smelled ammonia and you replaced the thermistor?

Shouldn't be any issue at all capping off the existing propane and 12V....if you plan to selling it sometime, I wouldn't completely rip the service out.

You might want to check the amp load difference between the two units....
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If you smell ammonia, it is definitely the cooling unit. Your quote was correct, they run about $600. Its easy to cap off the propane line and tape off the 12V. As Threebutchers said, a residential unit will pull more amperage.
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If you smell ammonia, it is definitely the cooling unit. Your quote was correct, they run about $600. Its easy to cap off the propane line and tape off the 12V. As Threebutchers said, a residential unit will pull more amperage.
Just caped off the propane and taped the 12V wires. Now the problem is I need to remove the drawer under the refer and figure it out I see no latches.
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As far as the amperage its 15 amps when running

Electrical Specifications

Amps @ 120 Volts: 6.0
Minimum Circuit Required (Amps): 15A
Power Supply Connection Location: Right Rear Bottom
Voltage Rating: 115V, 60Hz
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