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Old 05-02-2014, 08:59 PM   #1
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Am I blind? (aka where is my fridge coldness setting)

I've got a brand new 296BHS and for the life of me, I can't find any way to set how cold it gets. I had the fridge cooling overnight and today the freezer was at -10 F and the fridge was 20 F. Way too cold. (I put thermometers in the fridge and freezer when I turned them on the night before.) The only button on the outside is the on/off button. There is no override button for AC/LP -- it is labeled automatic. There are NO setting controls inside the fridge.

How do I set the coldness settings for the freezer and fridge?

The freezer was empty when I did all of this.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:01 PM   #2
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Need to know the brand, model of the frig. Picture would also help.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:06 PM   #3
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Need to know the brand, model of the frig. Picture would also help.
Manual says Norcold Installation and Owner's Manual N611v and N811v Models. No model on the front of the fridge is shown.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:12 PM   #4
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The manual should show you where the thermostat is. Ours is a 61* and has a slide switch on the front between the freezer door and the frig door. The higher the no., the warmer it gets. We set ours on 3 and the frig stays at 33degrees. Picture shows ours on the left.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:20 PM   #5
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Manual says Norcold Installation and Owner's Manual N611v and N811v Models. No model on the front of the fridge is shown.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:02 PM   #6
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Is there a white clip on one of the cooling vanes in the fridge?

Slide higher for colder

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Old 05-03-2014, 12:14 AM   #7
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Is there a white clip on one of the cooling vanes in the fridge?

Slide higher for colder

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The thermister is on the 10th fin from the right. The clip was towards the top so I slid it down about 1.5 inches (hoping for warmer). I'll see how it reads in the morning.
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:16 AM   #8
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I'm a little concerned that this website means I have no way to control the coldness setting without doing a mod on my fridge.

Norcold Thermistor Repair Kit

It makes no sense to me why they would sell a trailer with a fridge that has no ability to adjust the coldness.
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:03 AM   #9
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The thermister is on the 10th fin from the right. The clip was towards the top so I slid it down about 1.5 inches (hoping for warmer). I'll see how it reads in the morning.
The slide is your thermistor. Slide up for colder and down for warmer. The thermistor kit is to use as a replace for the slide.
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Put some stuff in the fridge and freezer to help balance the temps. Seems strange that the thermistor is on the 10th fin from the right. All the ones I have seen are on the 2nd, 3rd or similar fin., It would also seem to me that that far from the right would be warmer as mine have cooled from left to right.

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