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Old 12-15-2015, 08:02 AM   #15
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I did the dollar bill test. There is drag but I think the door could close tighter. It looks like both of the lower doors could be shimmed up that might help. I looked at Bryante web site but I didn't see a listing for Norcold 1200
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:10 AM   #16
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Do you have a part number for the new burner
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:45 AM   #17
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What internal fan did you use and how is it powered
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:58 AM   #18
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After sending a lot of money trying to get my 1200 working right I joined the Norcold 1200 bashers club and went to a household refrigerator. I now this doesn't help you resolve your problem but you probably don't want to spend more than the cost of a household unit. Over a couple of years I spent just at $1800 on that Norcold and never got it right. Just my thought.
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If you are using the refrigerator only on propane, you are never going to get it to cool like you would on electricity. They are not made to work the same as on AC. My experience has been that you cool the fridge down while hooked up to shore power and then run it while driving on either propane or preferably, on your invertor while driving. The propane mode will keep the fridge cool, once it is already cold, but is not good for an extended time.
If that is your experience, something is amiss with your refrigerator. RV refrigerators generally operate better on propane than electric, that is my experience during almost 40 years of using them.
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I did the dollar bill test. There is drag but I think the door could close tighter. It looks like both of the lower doors could be shimmed up that might help. I looked at Bryante web site but I didn't see a listing for Norcold 1200
Since Bryant RV didn't have it, I know it is here: Northwest RV Supply
I scrolled down to Norcold and affirmed it is listed there (pdf).
Do your doors appear to be out of alignment? When the bottom hinge wears the doors drop and appear misaligned when looking at the front of the frig. I've read where the bottom of the door breaks from excessive wear, requiring new doors; but as I said, it that happens to mine I'll buy a completely new Norcold, rather than spend $1,200 for the bottom doors, then still have a 15 yr old frig.
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Since Bryant RV didn't have it, I know it is here: Northwest RV Supply
I scrolled down to Norcold and affirmed it is listed there (pdf).
Do your doors appear to be out of alignment? When the bottom hinge wears the doors drop and appear misaligned when looking at the front of the frig. I've read where the bottom of the door breaks from excessive wear, requiring new doors; but as I said, it that happens to mine I'll buy a completely new Norcold, rather than spend $1,200 for the bottom doors, then still have a 15 yr old frig.
Thanks for the link, know I have the service manual that will help. As for the doors, laying on the floor looking at the bottom of the doors. There is a black screw on the hinge side. It is dragging on the hinge. That's why I say both of the lower doors could be shimmed up. I'm going to remove the door and see if there something broke.
If your in your MH could you see how much gap there is from bottom of screw to top of hinge arm.

Thanks for your help
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If that is your experience, something is amiss with your refrigerator. RV refrigerators generally operate better on propane than electric, that is my experience during almost 40 years of using them.
I was going to make this very same comment but seeing you beat me to it I don't need to, but this is very true.
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What internal fan did you use and how is it powered

It's a small box fan attached to the roof of the fridge with VHB and blowing left to right. The reason is that the coldest part of the fins is on the right of the box. I found this is far more efficient than either a battery operated fan on the bottom OR these things they sell on eBay that attach to the fins and only blow air across a few fins. I'm moving a breeze across the entire assembly.
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