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Old 09-30-2017, 12:04 PM   #1
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Refrigerator not coming on

Hey all, we just got set up and so thrilled! However, everything is hooked up to power and running except the fridge. It is on Auto and the green light is on, and the light comes on, but the compressor is not running, it is set on the coldest setting and the fuse is good.

It worked yesterday on the dealer lot.....
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Old 09-30-2017, 12:25 PM   #2
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Hey all, we just got set up and so thrilled! However, everything is hooked up to power and running except the fridge. It is on Auto and the green light is on, and the light comes on, but the compressor is not running, it is set on the coldest setting and the fuse is good.

It worked yesterday on the dealer lot.....
If it's Gas/Elec there is no compressor. It usually takes about 12 hrs or more for it to cool down.
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It is gas/electric, we will check back in a few more hours. Thanks!!!
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Old 09-30-2017, 12:43 PM   #4
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It will cool more quickly on gas. You should start to feel a coldness in the freezer after a couple of hours. Our Norcold N-8 cools down to 38* in the fridge in about 5 hours. Others may vary.
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:02 PM   #5
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We always put about 8 (frozen) Blue Ice paks in the 3-door Norcold when starting to cool it down, to speed up the process. Otherwise it takes “forever.” And it can take several days for everything to stabilize to their final values. (We have thermometers in all 3 compartments).
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Old 09-30-2017, 08:52 PM   #6
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The RV refrigerator works off of a chemical reaction of amonia and hydrogen. It doesn't"blow" cold air in, instead, the result in the refrigerator is the absorbing of heat in food/water in it. It cools down much faster with things like the ice packs mentioned above in it. Kind of a geeky science thing, sorry!
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