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Norcold Refrigerator Testing/Cleaning

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hd2002hd, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. hd2002hd

    hd2002hd Member

    457
    Jul 20, 2010
    St. Louis
    1996-Sea Ray 215 Express Cruiser/1996-Sea Ray 330 Sundancer/1998-Sea Ray 400 Sundancer/1996-Sea Rayd
    5.7 Mercruiser/454's/454's w/V drive/120HP
    I have a 1998 Sea Ray 400 DA and the fridge has quit working....maybe. I have had the boat for 8 years and never had one issue with it. In the last 2 weeks it has been sea trialed, mechanically inspected and surveyed. Now the fridge does not work. The light comes on in front with battery or 120v, but it doesn't cool and I don't hear the compressor running. I was on the boat less than 2 weeks ago and it was working fine. I saw a few threads on here discussing them and one talked about cleaning the circuit boards and connections. I assume I pull the bottom panel off where the green light is to access the circuits? Any advice or direction is appreciated.
     
  2. Express 390

    Express 390 Active Member

    592
    Sep 14, 2018
    South Shore of Long Island NY
    1986 SeaRay 390 EC
    1993 SeaRay 290 DA single 7.4 /Bravo 2
    1992 SeaRay 230 DA 4.3LX Alfa drive
    Twin 454 Crusaders inboards 4 blades
    Not 100% shore but i think you may have to pull it out to access the circuit boards:(
     
  3. rwg

    rwg New Member

    17
    Oct 31, 2013
    Nashville
    340 Sundancer 2005
    8.1 horizons
    Does it cool on 12 V? Mine worked on 12V but not 120V AC. had to replace the converter, not too expensive
     
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  4. hd2002hd

    hd2002hd Member

    457
    Jul 20, 2010
    St. Louis
    1996-Sea Ray 215 Express Cruiser/1996-Sea Ray 330 Sundancer/1998-Sea Ray 400 Sundancer/1996-Sea Rayd
    5.7 Mercruiser/454's/454's w/V drive/120HP
    All it does is hum in either mode. Worked fine last week. They pulled it out, did a survey and now it doesn’t work.
     
  5. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    From what I've read about these beasts....offer the buyer $1500 off the price of the boat and be thankful you don't have to be the one to replace it :)
     
  6. hd2002hd

    hd2002hd Member

    457
    Jul 20, 2010
    St. Louis
    1996-Sea Ray 215 Express Cruiser/1996-Sea Ray 330 Sundancer/1998-Sea Ray 400 Sundancer/1996-Sea Rayd
    5.7 Mercruiser/454's/454's w/V drive/120HP
    That would be my position if it comes to that. Although, I think (not sure yet) when the survey was completed it was fine.
     

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