If you are an RVer, chances are you have a Norcold fridge. In fact, it is one of the most popular brands in the industry. There are even some RVs on the road today with 20-year-old Norcold refrigerators that function just as they did when new. This is because Norcold fridges are designed to resist the wear and tear of the road. From the absorption models to the compressor refrigerators, Norcold has been producing quality fridges since 1959.
If your rig has a Norcold fridge, it’s likely that you’ll have some questions about its operation and maintenance. Here is some information to help you get the most out of your fridge.
The most common type of Norcold fridge is an absorption model that runs on either propane gas or electrical power. These fridges have a control panel that has LED or standard indicators and a power, mode, and temperature button. The mode button lets you choose to run the fridge on electricity, propane gas, or both. The temperature control lets you select from a range of five settings.
Unlike electric refrigerators, which use a motor to move cool air in and out of the freezer, an absorption fridge uses a boiler system to vaporize ammonia and water. The vaporized ammonia then cools the food and other contents in the refrigerator. In turn, the cold food stays fresh and the ice cream and milk stay frozen. The boiler system also keeps the refrigerator running even when the fridge is not powered up.
Norcold’s Polar Series of DC refrigerators are residential-style fridges that are ideal for van conversions, class B rigs and car campers. They are quiet, dependable and feature stainless steel interiors. They are available in a variety of sizes including an 8 cu. ft. unit that is the largest in their category on the RV market.
These fridges are easy to use and have a bold look that adds to the style of your kitchen. They are also energy efficient and come with a full-width adjustable bins and reversible doors. You can test the seal on your Norcold refrigerator by taking a piece of paper and dragging it around the door gasket. The seal should be tight and there should not be any leakage of cold air.
The refrigerators also come with a warranty and are backed by the company’s customer service department. A repair technician can be called to resolve issues with your refrigerator if you cannot fix it yourself. You can also contact Norcold’s Customer Support line to schedule a repair or replace your refrigerator. The company offers a free shipping and handling on most repairs and replacements. They also offer a 90-day money back guarantee and a two-year parts warranty. In addition, the company has a helpful FAQ page that answers frequently asked questions. The FAQs are organized by topic and include a search bar to help you find the answer you’re looking for quickly. In addition to the FAQs, there are also videos that walk you through the basics of your fridge’s features and functions.