Norcold refrigerator troubleshooting

Any modern refrigerator is a complex system, where the majority of parts interact with each other. In case of damage of one part, the entire system can fall out, if a breakdown is not corrected in time. The diagnostics of malfunction contributing to the further professional repairs of a refrigerator is the key objective of troubleshooting tables with faults` codes for norcold refrigerators presented below.

Norcold NRF series refrigerator troubleshooting

The NRF lineup is formed by AC/DC portable refrigerators produced by Norcold. Currently there are three models in the range, varying in capacity from 30 to 60 liters. All of them are equipped with electronic temperature control panel displays.

Indicator LightsProblemSolution
Power light is on. Error light is off.No problems.Normal operating condition.
Power light is off. Error light is off.The refrigerator/ freezer has no power.Check the 10 Amp glass that is located in the cigarette lighter plug body of the power cord.
Power light is on. Error light flashes one time.The voltage is wrong.Turn the refrigerator/freezer “OFF”, or choose the voltage setting again, or the voltage to the refrigerator/freezer is low.
* When using the AC/DC converter to operate the refrigerator/freezer, make sure that the Low Battery Shut-off Switch is in either position 1 or 3
Power light is on. Error light flashes two times.The current is wrong (or fan current is wrong).Check the fan.
Power light is on. Error light flashes three times.Fan speed is wrong.Ambient temperature is more than the normal operating temperature, or the refrigerator/freezer air-intake vent is obstructed.
Power light is on. Error light flashes continually.The temperature is wrong.Ambient temperature is more than the normal operating temperature, or the refrigerator/freezer air-intake vent is obstructed.

Norcold 442 series refrigerator troubleshooting

The Norcold 442 refrigerator comes from the Norcold 440 series, which also includes seven more models. It is an example of a manually-controlled refrigerator operating on LP gas. To ignite the gas flame, you need to hold down a gas valve button.

ProblemSolution
Refrigerator does not operate in AC Mode* Mode Selection switch may be set to "OFF" or "GAS".
* Temperature Selector set too low.
* Refrigerator's power cord may not be se- curely plugged in.
* Circuit breaker or fuse may be tripped or blown (AC power source to refrigera- tor).
* Wall outlet may be inoperative. (This can be checked by trying a different ap- pliance in the same outlet.)
* If unit fails to operate after the above items have been checked, unplug refrig- erator and contact a service center.
Refrigerator does not operate in Gas Mode* Temperature Selector set too low.
* May be using gas other than LP gas. TURN OFF GAS AND CONTACT SERVICE CENTER.
* Gas not available to refrigerator (clogged gas supply line, empty tanks, etc.). Contact service center.
* Burner and orifice need cleaned.
* Spark ignitor needs replaced.
* If unit fails to operate after the above items have been checked, unplug the unit and contact a service center.
Poor Performance, Gas and Electric* Incorrect power supply.
* Incorrect installation.
* Refrigerator off level.
* Unusually high ambient temperatures.
* Door opened frequently or for extended periods.
* Internal cabinet air circulation (wire shelves) blocked by food items, paper, or plastic.
* Hot foods placed in refrigerator.
* Refrigerator needs defrosting.
* Temperature selector set too low.

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