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kmb1966 wrote:

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My new Norcold is an absolute pile of junk and I'll probably be installing an Amish cooling unit or a compressor conversion kit from JC Cooling in it eventually.
If your going to stay with an absorbtion type fridge, you'd be much better off getting a good cooling unit for your existing fridge rather than a whole new fridge.

I too have the new Amish Cooling unit in my Norcold. BUT GUESS WHAT? IT DOESN'T COOL REASONABLE EITHER! JC Refrigeration blames the installer, and the installer blames JC Refrigeration and you get no where with either. Right now my unit is ON with the new Amish cooling unit, and it is 10 degrees in the freezer and 42 in the refrigerator. Ice cream does NOT get frozen hard, and if you open the door twice, it's now 45 degrees in the refrigerator and takes many hours to get to 42. AND 42 IS NOT THAT SAFE!
My plan is to get a residential unit and spend the $ and call it DONE. I am tired of playing the Norcold Amish games while they take my money and make up reasons to blame each other.


Thanks for your post!!
That's it for me then. I'm not going to throw good money into this POS if even a co. like them can't make them work.

Scott

* This post was edited 07/30/19 08:00pm by ScottG *


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https://maliasmiles.com/amish-cooling-units/
Norcold works with sealing the unit outside. I have the Norcold 2118 and the trick is to insure the center flap on the left door closes. I had to adjust the kinge and raise the door slightly, then silicone lube the contact points. Coldest spot is the left rear bottom shelf and yes it keeps ice cream on #5


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kmb1966 wrote:

ScottG wrote:

My new Norcold is an absolute pile of junk and I'll probably be installing an Amish cooling unit or a compressor conversion kit from JC Cooling in it eventually.
If your going to stay with an absorbtion type fridge, you'd be much better off getting a good cooling unit for your existing fridge rather than a whole new fridge.

I too have the new Amish Cooling unit in my Norcold. BUT GUESS WHAT? IT DOESN'T COOL REASONABLE EITHER! JC Refrigeration blames the installer, and the installer blames JC Refrigeration and you get no where with either. Right now my unit is ON with the new Amish cooling unit, and it is 10 degrees in the freezer and 42 in the refrigerator. Ice cream does NOT get frozen hard, and if you open the door twice, it's now 45 degrees in the refrigerator and takes many hours to get to 42. AND 42 IS NOT THAT SAFE!
My plan is to get a residential unit and spend the $ and call it DONE. I am tired of playing the Norcold Amish games while they take my money and make up reasons to blame each other.


Try putting your ice cream in the icemaker side. I have the Amish
cooling unit, 2 weeks ago i was in vegas, 106 outside, 33 in the frig
0 in the freezer. With ice cream in ice maker side, was too hard to scoop. I like dry camping too much to give up propane. Also those of you complaining about not cold, are both fans working?

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vegasfoodguy wrote:

kmb1966 wrote:

ScottG wrote:

My new Norcold is an absolute pile of junk and I'll probably be installing an Amish cooling unit or a compressor conversion kit from JC Cooling in it eventually.
If your going to stay with an absorbtion type fridge, you'd be much better off getting a good cooling unit for your existing fridge rather than a whole new fridge.

I too have the new Amish Cooling unit in my Norcold. BUT GUESS WHAT? IT DOESN'T COOL REASONABLE EITHER! JC Refrigeration blames the installer, and the installer blames JC Refrigeration and you get no where with either. Right now my unit is ON with the new Amish cooling unit, and it is 10 degrees in the freezer and 42 in the refrigerator. Ice cream does NOT get frozen hard, and if you open the door twice, it's now 45 degrees in the refrigerator and takes many hours to get to 42. AND 42 IS NOT THAT SAFE!
My plan is to get a residential unit and spend the $ and call it DONE. I am tired of playing the Norcold Amish games while they take my money and make up reasons to blame each other.


Try putting your ice cream in the icemaker side. I have the Amish
cooling unit, 2 weeks ago i was in vegas, 106 outside, 33 in the frig
0 in the freezer. With ice cream in ice maker side, was too hard to scoop. I like dry camping too much to give up propane. Also those of you complaining about not cold, are both fans working?

Terry.

Yes, I am using the icemaker side for ice cream. that side is the coldest. Both fans are operating. unit is level. tried many types of thermometers to make sure I am getting accurate readings.
Takes 4 days to freeze ice cubes in an ice tray. It's ridiculous

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My 1200 failed once. Had the Amish unit installed. It failed a year later. Removed the 1200 and it went to the dump. Installed the Samsung and couldn't be happier. Best mod done to the coach. Did it myself at a campground in Gulf Shores. Took me two days with the tools I had. Would have been shorter if I had the right tools. Below is a link with pictures and narrative.....Dennis

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Sgt Joe. When they put it in they braced it from the back of Unit. If needed to be removed, just have to remove the out side vent cover to get to braces.

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We still have our NOrcold and it still is doing the job. About 4-5 years ago, we went to Leon Hershberger in Shipshewana. He owns National Refrigeration

He is a young Amish man and he has his own system which is different from the one known as the "Amish cooling unit." He will tell you how his is different and why it is better. We haven't had any problems since he put his cooling unit in our Norcold for $900. We had an extended warranty, so it cost us $500.

He is a very knowledgeable young man and has fixed our A/C's as well. Wouldn't go anywhere else for those two things.

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What this thread tells me is if I install an Amish unit and it works poorly, they'll blame it on the install and leave me hanging.

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