Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Refrigerator Adventures, my face is red!
Cars of beauty and art:
Now: Being tricked is My Halloween
Last night after some late night smooching, I tucked my girl in. and walking by the refer, decided to check. We stopped by the store and bought some ‘cooler’ stuff. Chicken, HB meat etc today. I checked the first thermometer in the refer, 48 degrees (OUCH). I quickly checked the freezer 33 and climbing.
SOOOOOO, four loads later the major stuff was moved BACK into the house refrigerator.
There was only one more thing I could try. So I replaced the ‘Thermistor’. That is a combination of a Thermometer and resister used by the Norcold Corporation to control the refer temp. I had ordered one just in case. It is a simple repair, takes about 5-10 minutes. So I did it.
Today the refer is ABOUT BACK TO NORMAL. I question myself: Did I jump too soon, before it got stable enough to make ice?
Did we over load the refer with too much to cool at one time?
Was the ‘thermistor’ bad?
I do not know. The only adjustment for the thermistor is the correct fin and the position on the ‘cooling’ fin. There is NO AGREEMENT among RVers of which is coldest, top or bottom of the fin. The Norcold repairman says it makes no difference, but RVer’s will SWEAR there is. I did find a picture saying NORCOLD says this is where it should be.
What hurts in trouble-shooting is the time involved. It is sorta like ‘waiting’ to see if a teenager will make the right choices and you teach the right things? Or me guessing if a watermelon is ripe or not. (Funny, but not haha funny)
PS: I am back to looking for a residential refrigerator today! BUT, heck, life is good we have not lost any more food as of today!