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Old 06-08-2019, 10:11 AM   #1
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Norcold model N611 fridge/freezer

I have. Norcold model N611 fridge/freezer in my 2012 28bhks. When I put it on auto after setting up at a full hookup site the freezer gets to proper temp rather quickly but the fridge takes all day to get to proper temp. After the the power cord is connect to the camper, I put the norcold on auto and set the number to 4 on cold settings. Everything works but the fridge takes at least 8 hours to get cold enough. Am I setting the temp setting to high? Is my fridge/freezer going bad? Is there a thermostat inside the fridge itself that can be replaced? Any help would be appreciated.

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Has it always worked this way or is this something new? Have you tried starting on propane to get cold , then switch to 120v?
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It's been this way since I bought the trailer in January 2018.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:32 AM   #4
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It's normal to take up to 8 hours for fridge part to get down to 38 F. I have a N61X and I cool it down the day before leaving for a trip.
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Have you tried starting on propane? I have a different brand, but it takes mine 4 hrs to get the lower section to 32 degrees when started on propane.
Has operated this way since we bought it in 2012.
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Has it always worked this way or is this something new? Have you tried starting on propane to get cold , then switch to 120v?
My wife and I haven't tried using the propane to get it cold, then switching to electric.
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It's normal to take up to 8 hours for fridge part to get down to 38 F.
Oh, I bought the trailer in 2018, only used it once, do to cancer diagnosis in may 2018 and winning the fight in December 2018. So this is actually kinda new to us again. Thank you for that note.

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Old 06-08-2019, 12:41 PM   #8
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This seems to be quite normal with Dometic units also. The freezer gets colder faster. We always turn ours on at home a day or more before loading.
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Yep, totally normal. Take a good overnight to get the fridge down to normal. The propane burner has 3 times the cooling rate of the electric, but either takes awhile to get there.
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:12 PM   #10
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Yes. Absorption refrigerators, unlike residential fridges, take many hours to come to operating temp. Set it to coldest setting and adjust accordingly after you get it loaded.
Important to remember that everytime the door is opened, it could take an hour or so to get back to operating temp.
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