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Posted: 04/30/14 04:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DonP wrote:

About the Norcold fires! This is not info from a friend of somebody, I am one who lost a 2005 diesel pusher to a Norcold fire in 2010. We had been full timers for 6 years. Don't believe that a unit will not catch fire while on electric, mine was on electric at the time the fire started. A investigation by insurance and the manufacture concluded the the coolant coil split and leakage on the heating element caused the fire. I checked on unit recalls frequently and my cooling unit was not on the recall list until November 2010, (4 months after the fire).
Just think about these so call safeties (recall fixes),their purpose is to shut down the unit if it gets too hot. Suppose the heat that shuts down the fridge comes from a already active fire, that safety is useless. I would think that a fire suppression system would offer some sense of security. Myself, I don't think the I would own another RV without a residential refrigerator.

Don
Exactly which model did you have?

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I did the Norcold recall and dry camped for 10 yrs on lip never an issue. Been up and down the east coast running lp while over the road and never a problem.


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I just installed an ARP unit on my Norcold an was very pleased with the operation of it. It constantly monitors the boiler temperature and shuts down the refrigerator before it gets hot enough to burn or damage the refrigerator. The unit will reset and resume operation after cool down. After several attempts the unit will shut down and need inspection and a manual reset to resume operation. This type of unit should be installed on all absorbustion refrigerators before they leave the factory.

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Mine was a 1200 4 door model

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