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Old 03-24-2011, 05:26 PM   #1
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Norcold Model N611LT Issue

In my 2010 Jayco Jay Flight 26BH, I have a Norcold N611LT refrigerator/freezer. This unit has been rock-solid for the last couple seasons, except for now. I normally leave my switch in the AUTO position, which allows primary power from AC (I'm wired to shore power at the campground) and it automatically will switch to GAS if the campground loses power.

My refrigerator is fine. The problem is with the freezer. While set in AUTO mode, it appears the freezer only cools to ~35F degrees. Obviously, things feel soft and are slowly defrosting. It seems that if I switch the switch to GAS, within a few hours, the temperature is down to -10F or so and everything is hardening up as you'd expect.

This started a few weeks ago and I've since powered-down the unit completely, to see if that made a difference, but it did not. As long as I leave the switch on GAS, it seems to freeze properly.

Three questions, the 1st being how much propane will this unit use if staying on GAS? Secondly, does anything know what may be wrong with my unit? Thirdly, if I stay on GAS mode and run out of LP gas and I screwed or will the unit attempt to go to electric automatically?
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:18 PM   #2
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You have a problem with that refrigerator take it to the dealer, your under jayco warranty the unit you have is a 2010 correct.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:30 PM   #3
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You have a problem with that refrigerator take it to the dealer, your under jayco warranty the unit you have is a 2010 correct.
Just because it's a 2010 model year, it doesn't mean it's less than 2-years old. Yes, I know I have a problem with the unit, that why I posted :hihi:. I'm curious as to what my be the problem.
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1.) https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=1808
2.)I notice in my fridge I have to turn my temperature colder on A/C than on GAS not sure why...
3.)If you run out of gas when in gas mode the fridge will not switch automatically to A/C
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:47 PM   #5
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Welcome Mr. Nascar....(BTW - Go Denny)!!!

If you are fine on gas but not cooling on electric, I would suspect a problem with the electric heating element. See my signature and you will find a service manual. It has a troubleshooting guide, I would start there.

Is it taking a lot longer on electric to cool down than it used to?
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:41 PM   #6
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1.) https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=1808
2.)I notice in my fridge I have to turn my temperature colder on A/C than on GAS not sure why...
3.)If you run out of gas when in gas mode the fridge will not switch automatically to A/C
Thanks for the comments and for the link. I didn't see that thread during my searches. It's very helpful. Sounds like it will run quite long on propane.
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:42 PM   #7
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Welcome Mr. Nascar....(BTW - Go Denny)!!!

If you are fine on gas but not cooling on electric, I would suspect a problem with the electric heating element. See my signature and you will find a service manual. It has a troubleshooting guide, I would start there.

Is it taking a lot longer on electric to cool down than it used to?
Remember, it appears to only be an issue with the freezer, not the frig. The freezer does get cool on AC, just not enough to freeze. On gas, it well below zero and freezing well.
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