Keeping an RV refrigerator cool is important for the family. Norcold has a wide variety of user-friendly fridges that are made in the US and designed to take on the rigors of the road.
When a Norcold replacement cooling unit is needed, the best option is a completely remanufactured Ozark model. Our unique rebuilding process uses heavier wall seamless tubing and a boiler design that won’t rupture from thermal stress, resulting in a longer operating life than the original equipment. We also add a low expansion spray foam to the outside of the evaporator tube to help prevent fluids from draining out with all the twisting and turning of the cooling unit during shipping and installation.
The top reason an RV refrigerator fails is because of a faulty cooling unit. When this happens, the cooling solution will leak out and leave yellow residue behind the fridge and an ammonia smell. The only way to prevent this from happening is by using an ARP Control (advertised on this page) and a temperature sensor connected to the boiler tube.
Before installing the new Norcold replacement cooling unit, it is important to inspect the refrigerator cabinet insulation for moisture. Water can saturate insulation when the evaporator pocket is not sealed properly, such as when the tape used to seal it has deteriorated. Look for stains and push on the insulation to see if it feels damp. If this is the case, it is recommended to allow the refrigerator to sit without the cooling unit in it for a few days so the insulation can dry. Heat from a light bulb inside the cabinet space can speed up this drying time. Norcold replacement cooling unit