Viewing past posts

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by johnnyP, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. johnnyP

    johnnyP New Member

    Is there any way to selectively pull up past posts on a specific subject? (i.e. I have a frige problem. There must be lots of past posts about frige problems. How can I find them without going through all the past posts?).
    Thanks,
    johnnyP
     
  2. Bush70

    Bush70 New Member

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    use the search at the top of the page
     
  3. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

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    So what is the problem, and make of refrigerator?
     
  4. johnnyP

    johnnyP New Member

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    Thanks Bush70-----found lots of info but nothing quite like the problem I am seeing (at least, now I know how to access past posts!)

    Kirk, I have a Norcold model 9162 (separate doors for freezer and frige). Made in 1998 for a 1999 Dutchmen trailer.
    The complete frige has failed (no cooling) three times in the past two months. Every time I have managed to re-start the thing by turning it off for about 24 hours (very inconvenient--my beer gets warm!!) and then turning it on again. This works every time but in the mean time we have to empty the frige and freezer and rely on our neighbours to help re frige/freezer space (my wife has made threatening statements about getting a new frige which will cost about $1500).
    I am a neophite when it comes to RVing (only 4 years, but learning fast with the help of friends and this website). But, I have established that the electric (110V) and gas heat sources work (can feel the heat), there is NO ammonia smell and when the beast starts up again, it works fine--lots of cooling on 110V. I have replaced the thermister (in the frige section) but that didn't solve the problem.
    Has anyone ever heard of anything like this??
    HELP!!! $1500 looms!!
    johnnyP
     
  5. zigzagrv

    zigzagrv New Member

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    Sounds like possibly the humidity/defrost switch. Go to www.rvmobile.com for expert diagnosis. Good luck!
     
  6. zigzagrv

    zigzagrv New Member

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    Sorry...double post
     
  7. Bush70

    Bush70 New Member

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    If I understand you correct it does not work on gas or electric. If this is so the most common problen is the control it self. It is on the back of the frige and cost around $100. If it works on electric and not gas it could still be the control but it might be the thermal coupler. That is alot cheaper. Good Luck
     
  8. johnnyP

    johnnyP New Member

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    Thanks for your help.
    When the frige/freezer is working, it works on either 110V or gas. When it isn't working, it will not work on either 110V or gas.
    There is a new piece to the puzzle: At least two of the three times that the unit stopped working there was a 110 power interuption just before the unit stopped working (one was a supply blackout for about a second and the other was due to us tripping a circuit breaker). My 12 V battery is just about dead and someone has suggested that this combination is tripping the unit off when the 110V interupts. Does this sound like a possibility? (the converter does work OK).
    Thanks,
    johnnyP
     
  9. Bush70

    Bush70 New Member

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    You do need 12v to make it run no matter gas or elec. It is still probably the control board causing the paoblem. Charge the battery then see what happens
     

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