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    Hello. We are new owners of a 2018 GDRV 384GK. If possible, can we get some advise as to your Norcold 18 cu ft 4 door fridge. We had it on a/c power in storage for 21 days, and the fridge compartment is at 72F. What may be the problem?

  • #2
    Welcome to the forum. I have moved your post to its own thread to help with your discussion.
    A few questions to ask to help us get a better understanding of the situation.

    When you say "in storage" was this in an enclosed building or parking lot storage?

    Was there any lights on the control panel , what were the lights?

    Did you have food or anything inside?

    Were there any power outages while the unit was in storage?

    Brian
    Brian & Michelle
    2018 Reflection 29RS Oct.17 build date, EMS-HW50C , Lippert Remote
    2015 Chevy 3500HD CC LB Duramax , Reese Elite 18K

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    • #3
      There is a known problem with the Norcold 4 doors. Make sure that the center flap on the left door is fully closed. It interferes with the bottom of the fridge. The cure is to either shim up the left door or simply manually close the flap when using the refrigerator.
      2017 310GK

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      • #4
        I have posted this before, but our Norcold 4 door DOES NOT WORK as configured. We have performed the door shim fix and replaced the outside thermostat (that controls the outdoor fans) twice, second time with a smaller degree thermostat with still no luck. Running at a setting of 9 the internal temperature will not go below 45 degrees. So......I removed the outdoor thermostat switch and reinstalled the jumper wire my dealer tech made for me. With the outdoor fans running constantly I can set my Refrigerator to a setting of 4 and maintain a 33 degree internal temperature.
        So, for now I will leave the jumper in place. The one caveat (I am told) is that if we camp in cold weather (below 32 degrees) with the fans running constantly the fridge will have a problem with cooling since the outside temperature would prevent the heat exchange from taking place.

        IF you want to test to see if running the outdoor fans would solve your problem, a quick test is to open your outside bottom vent on your refrigerator compartment and place a box fan at an angle blowing directly into vent opening. This will force air up and out causing the cooling fins to work as intended and dissipate the heat. If the refrigerator begins cooling correctly with the box fan in place, then you could attempt the same mod I have used.

        RV refrigerators are not designed to vent out a side vent, they NEED to vent through the roof. 1950's Design in a 2020 RV.

        Brady & Steph
        2019 Momentum 351m FBP
        2019 F350 DRW Long Bed B&W Companion
        *SOLD* 2015 Reflection 308BHTS TT
        *SOLD* 2011 F350 SRW Long Bed

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TENN22 View Post
          I have posted this before, but our Norcold 4 door DOES NOT WORK as configured. We have performed the door shim fix and replaced the outside thermostat (that controls the outdoor fans) twice, second time with a smaller degree thermostat with still no luck. Running at a setting of 9 the internal temperature will not go below 45 degrees. So......I removed the outdoor thermostat switch and reinstalled the jumper wire my dealer tech made for me. With the outdoor fans running constantly I can set my Refrigerator to a setting of 4 and maintain a 33 degree internal temperature.
          So, for now I will leave the jumper in place. The one caveat (I am told) is that if we camp in cold weather (below 32 degrees) with the fans running constantly the fridge will have a problem with cooling since the outside temperature would prevent the heat exchange from taking place.

          IF you want to test to see if running the outdoor fans would solve your problem, a quick test is to open your outside bottom vent on your refrigerator compartment and place a box fan at an angle blowing directly into vent opening. This will force air up and out causing the cooling fins to work as intended and dissipate the heat. If the refrigerator begins cooling correctly with the box fan in place, then you could attempt the same mod I have used.

          RV refrigerators are not designed to vent out a side vent, they NEED to vent through the roof. 1950's Design in a 2020 RV.
          TENN22 , any chance you can post how the jumper is wired with pictures. I have tried installing “helper” fans but can find a good 12v power to power them. Any help would be appreciated..

          David

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