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odvar

RO# 32463



Posted - Sep 28 2017 :  14:07:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
does anyone have any info/opinion about how long the Norcold refrigerators or Reritan ice maker can last?
i hate to have one crap out on a cruise. my ice maker developed an overheating problem but I managed to keep it alive by using an external fan
Odvar
H2OFFICE

2000 TROJAN 440 EXPRESS

Homeport: meydenbauer bay, wash

HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Sep 28 2017 :  14:31:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My 1999 Norcold in the salon is still working. (knock on wood) I replace the one in the cockpit with a compact dormitory style refrigerator. My ice maker stays cold, but leaks, so I only use it as a freezer.

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2005 Scout 175 Sportfish

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Homeport: Haverstraw Marina, Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

Bob J

RO# 181

Posted - Sep 28 2017 :  14:48:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Norcold on my '93, 37C is still running per new owner. I never had an issue with it while I owned vessel. I think, much has to do with how compressor & evaporator are cooled. Everything was OEM.

Bob J

Homeport: Waretown, NJ Go to Top of Page

boatn

RO# 8779

Posted - Oct 14 2017 :  00:53:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i had to replace my 99 norcold about 3 years ago.


Homeport: Lake of the Ozarks Go to Top of Page

Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Oct 14 2017 :  17:59:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My boat is a 96' all of my appliances are original I did replace the ice tray in the ice maker this year but that is about it.

Dave

“Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.” – T.S. Elliotcommon.
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1996 440 Trojan Express

Homeport: Haverstraw, NY Go to Top of Page

32carv

RO# 24150



Posted - Oct 14 2017 :  19:21:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If your worried about it, it wouldn’t hurt to give it a good defrost and clean the dust out of the coils. The other thing that helps reduce the stress on them Is one of those little battery powered circulating fans that you put inside the fridge. I bought mine at campers world. Might want to consider replacing the door gaskets too.
Jim



Edited by - 32carv on Oct 14 2017 19:22:53

Homeport: Sacandaga Lake Go to Top of Page

JimPend

RO# 5022



Posted - Oct 14 2017 :  19:26:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a 1984 ref. still going strong, only a 6 month boating season but I turn it on in the spring and off in the fall.

Jim P.

Homeport: Port Clinton, OH Go to Top of Page

odvar

RO# 32463



Posted - Nov 02 2017 :  12:52:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thx, good input,I will replace the cooling fan on icemaker

Odvar
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