Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
I fixed the temperatures slowly climbing in my Norcold.
#1
Maybe this is well known in these circles,  but it's totally new to me.

I recently moved into my Travel Trailer, about three vcd weeks ago.

The fridge was tested due a week prior to actually issuing it everyday. It worked perfectly with no issues at all. It was holding at 36 degrees at just over halfway on the thermostat.

The last week the temperatures slowly started to climb. It was up to 42 degrees with the thermostat set to max. Not Good.

Today, I started to try and install a computer fan (didn't work - a story for another day) and ended up defrosting some ice buildup on the interior (fridge part) find near the top.
This ice buildup was on the sensor!
After about 4 hours, the temp had dropped down to almost freezing,  thermostat still set at max.

I turned it back down to halfway and so far its holding temp at 38.

So, moral of the story is this; Watch out for ice on the temp probe!
[-] The following 2 users say Thank You to LostInLife for this post:
  • rvpopeye (09-22-2019), Texjbird (09-22-2019)
Reply
#2
Where is the temp probe?
Reply
#3
(09-21-2019, 07:24 PM)Snikwahjm Wrote: Where is the temp probe?

On my Norcold,  it's on the 4th fin from the right.
A small piece clipped on with two thin wires going to it.

I should have also warned to be extra careful if your are trying to help the ice break off,  as you could easily damage the sensor or the wires,  leading to a non working fridge!
Reply
#4
I replaced my fin probe with a Snip-a-Tip product. Knock on wood, the 15-minute fix stopped the ice formation. No ice build-up for the last six months. The warmer it got outside, the more ice I had in the refrigerator. Now, all is well.

https://www.snip-the-tip.com/cgi-bin/articca.cgi
Smile, laugh, it's free and makes others wonder what you are up too
[-] The following 4 users say Thank You to RoamingRaven for this post:
  • rvpopeye (09-22-2019), Texjbird (09-22-2019), GypsyDogs (09-23-2019), Gapper2 (09-23-2019)
Reply
#5
(09-21-2019, 09:58 PM)RoamingRaven Wrote: I replaced my fin probe with a Snip-a-Tip product.  Knock on wood, the 15-minute fix stopped the ice formation.  No ice build-up for the last six months.  The warmer it got outside, the more ice I had in the refrigerator.  Now, all is well.

https://www.snip-the-tip.com/cgi-bin/articca.cgi

That's a very cool concept.

I'll definitely have to look into this in a couple of months!
Reply
#6
(09-22-2019, 05:39 AM)LostInLife Wrote:
(09-21-2019, 09:58 PM)RoamingRaven Wrote: I replaced my fin probe with a Snip-a-Tip product.  Knock on wood, the 15-minute fix stopped the ice formation.  No ice build-up for the last six months.  The warmer it got outside, the more ice I had in the refrigerator.  Now, all is well.

https://www.snip-the-tip.com/cgi-bin/articca.cgi

That's a very cool concept.

I'll definitely have to look into this in a couple of months!

CW service told me to move the original gadget from fin to fin until the correct spot was found.  What I found was there were full laziness and didn't want to work on the fridge.   Big Grin  It might work for you.
Smile, laugh, it's free and makes others wonder what you are up too
[-] The following 1 user says Thank You to RoamingRaven for this post:
  • Texjbird (09-22-2019)
Reply
#7
Thank's for the tip! I'll try moving the sensor to see if that helps with the icing problem.
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)