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Oz

2020 Nov 25 01:26:28
Thank you Joan!
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 25 00:42:41
Have a good and safe one Mark.  We already had ours last month but will be with you in spirit.  And drooling also. 
 

Oz

2020 Nov 24 16:29:55
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
 

Elandan2

2020 Nov 22 13:31:55
Ah, that's better. Thanks for all the great improvements Mark. :)ThmbUp
 

Oz

2020 Nov 22 05:15:11
You're welcome!
 

TerryH

2020 Nov 22 03:48:06
Yes - seems to be up and running. Missed it while gone. Thanks Mark!
 

Oz

2020 Nov 17 03:32:58
I know, right?  The changes to the site are coming along, but not without its glitches, of course.  Always a learning curve...
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 16 18:01:10
This one is good also.  Just nice to chat again
 

Oz

2020 Nov 15 13:09:30
 :D
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 15 02:49:50
I am used to this one, but not to old enough to learn
 

Oz

2020 Nov 15 02:36:28
Do you like this way better, or the balloon box version?
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 23:02:46
Thank you!   :)clap
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 23:01:19
Not as compact with the text, but maybe a bit more "fun" and "chatty"?
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 23:01:18
carry on sir, you are doing a great job :)ThmbUp
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 23:00:29
LOl!  :D
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:58:41
yes it is growing on me now :)
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:58:06
I kinda like it.
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:57:57
And I wasn't going to say anything but your are special, not odd
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:56:46
It will work just have to get used to the layout
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:55:53
Well, I'm odd.  So... yeah, kinda fits just right.
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:55:47
Funny layout I mean.  But nice to be able to chat again
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:55:24
Just transitioned to the new portal system.  I have a lot to recreate yet, but it won't take long. How do you like the new chat room?
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:54:24
This is odd
 

Oz

2020 Nov 14 22:53:50
Hi Joan!
 

joanfenn

2020 Nov 14 22:52:54
Hello!!

Author Topic: Checking refrigerator after burping?  (Read 244 times)

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Checking refrigerator after burping?
« on: October 04, 2020, 11:47 AM »
Is their anyway of checking to see if my refrigerator works after burping before installing it back in the RV?
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Re: Checking refrigerator after burping?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2020, 01:59 PM »
Just plug it in while you have it out.
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Re: Checking refrigerator after burping?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2020, 07:49 PM »
I did, but nothing came on
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Re: Checking refrigerator after burping?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2020, 07:53 PM »
As rick said, you can check it prior to reinstallation. 
12v check you can do easier than LP.
LP you have to hook up both 12v and figure a way to hook up the LP.

It would be good to do both since, if it works on one, doesn't mean it'll work on the other.
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Re: Checking refrigerator after burping?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2020, 06:09 AM »
Ok, thanks, that's today project
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Re: Checking refrigerator after burping?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2020, 07:04 AM »
In order for the fridge to work on propane, it has to be hooked up to propane AND 12 volts.  In order for the fridge to work on AC, it has to be hooked up to AC AND 12 volts DC.  So you can check it easily while it is out by plugging it in, AND hooking up the 12 volt leads to a battery.

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Re: Checking refrigerator after burping?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2020, 09:54 AM »
OK, good to know, I thought I broke it more by moving it.
I'll try that tonight.
Thanks
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Re: Checking refrigerator after burping?
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2020, 09:57 AM »
Hello, this is were I'm at with my Norfolk fridge problems.
So, I took it out and burped it a couple of times, pluged it in to AC/DC and turn it on, nothing happen, than I turn the ignition key to the accessory position and it came on. Shortly later I check it and I could tell the freezer was getting cold, but not sure about the lower part, maybe it takes longer. Came back out about an hour later and it was not running at all. Nothing I did could make I come back on. Any idea's. Thanks

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Re: Checking refrigerator after burping?
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2020, 09:58 AM »
What you need to do is use a method of troubleshooting rather than hit and miss.

I strongly suggest upgrading to Full member.  Costs a whopping 5 bucks for a whole year.
That gives you access to the member area which has hundreds of supporting manuals for appliances and accessories... and a lot more.

Get the model of your Norcold.
Get the manual from the member area (along with every other manual you need) and follow the troubleshooting guide.

These manuals have saved hundreds of our members thousands of hours in time and thousands of dollars in unnecessary repairs, including paying other people to do them.

With the manual in hand, you have a much better way of approaching the problem and members can help you better as well.
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Re: Checking refrigerator after burping?
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2020, 10:06 AM »
One thing...

Your fridge shouldn't come on when you turn on your ignition to any position. It's on a totaly separate circuit, independent of the chassis electrical system. 

It should come on through the power supplied by the coach electrical system.

You got a real problem there all in itself.

Does your furnace only come on if you put the ignition on accessory?

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Re: Checking refrigerator after burping?
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2020, 10:09 AM »
Yes, the freezer does get cold before the main compartment.
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Re: Checking refrigerator after burping?
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2020, 10:12 AM »
Also, when you burped it, when you turned it the 2nd time (I'm assuming you did it twice since you said, "a couple times), did you actually hear the ammonia trickling freely through the piping?
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Re: Checking refrigerator after burping?
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2020, 12:21 PM »
OK,OK,and OK on the manuals. I believe I am a member as my statistics is charter member and it expires 8/21.
I also thought it was strange about the ignition having to be on to work but I just thought it might be because the fridge is hooked up to DC from the RV and an extension cord from my house. The first time I flipped the fridge I could hear the ammonia tricking down thru the pipes and again when I flipped her the second time.  I haven't tackled the heater yet so I don't know. Thanks for the advice, ill see how far I get tonight
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Re: Checking refrigerator after burping?
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2020, 06:03 PM »
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Tin Man
When a man's an empty kettle he should be on his mettle,
And yet I'm torn apart.
Just because I'm presumin' that I could be kind-a-human,
If I only had a heart
I'd be tender - I'd be gentle and awful sentimental
Regarding love and art.
I'd be friends with the sparrows ... and the boys who shoots the arrows
If I only had a heart.
Picture me - a balcony. Above a voice sings low.
Dorothy
Wherefore art thou, Romeo?
Tin Man
I hear a beat....How sweet.
Just to register emotion, jealousy - devotion,
And really feel the part.
I could stay young and chipper and I'd lock it with a zipper, If I only had a heart
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Re: Checking refrigerator after burping?
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2020, 08:07 PM »
Ok, not sure if that was a flashback, but...

Everyone joins as a charter member.
Upgrade, as I said, is $5.

Well, if you hooked up the fridge to the chassis circuit,  then yeah. Not sure why you did that.  The fridge would be running off your chassis battery when switched to 12v.  Should have hooked up to coach system.  Have you started the rig since?

Did you leave your ignition on accessory the whole time?

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Re: Checking refrigerator after burping?
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2020, 06:22 AM »
Happy to report the fridge is up and running ice cold
Hooked it up to shore power and it ran without the key being on.
Thanks for your help, now on to the heater.
I'll join as a life member, and before long I'll be an expert.  LOL. :0)
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Re: Checking refrigerator after burping?
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2020, 10:07 AM »
 :) :)ThmbUp
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