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Old 03-11-2019, 07:53 PM   #1
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Norcold Refrigerator Problems

My friend has a 2012 Montana 3400RL with a Norcold Refrigerator and have a problem with it running on electric. It seems to run okay on propane. While it is on electric it will go for 3 days and it shuts off and then the fins in the back drips water. Can reset refrigerator and it will run for about 3 days and then shuts off again and starts to defrost. Seems like the fins in the back freeze up and then when it gets really bad it shuts off. Not sure if related. Has anybody heard of this problem

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Old 03-11-2019, 10:05 PM   #2
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I can't adress the propane vs. gas operation but excessive water build up and icing can be the result of door seals not sealing. Nothing works right on these if the seal on each door doesn't seal properly. It is a common problem with these.
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:35 PM   #3
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Do you know what model Norcold refrigerator?
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:15 AM   #4
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He has the model 1210. According to the Norcold service manual, a couple references to AC problems points to one of the AC heaters having failed.
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:18 AM   #5
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Refrigerator Problems

Thanks for the replies. I sent them to my friend and it gave him some areas to see if he can find problem. If he finds problem I will let everyone know.

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