Monday, September 15, 2008

Adding a baffle to the Norcold Refrigerator -- much better cooling

Our Norcold 1200 series 4 door fridge had a hard time keeping temperatures cool and consistent in our new 2008 Tour. We had the rig looked at by Winnebago during the Grand National Rally and Winnebago found a problem with the fans in the back and fixed it. I thought we were home free, but it turned out we still had a problem.

Last week, we had the chance to drop by Forest City again and they took another look at it. This time, they made a simple baffle out of sheet metal that forces air to move more directly over the heating coils. This simple baffle seems to have done the trick! The temperatures inside the fridge is now consistently in the mid 30's and hardly fluctuates at all. Works great! You can see the baffle in these pictures -- looks like an easy fix.

If you are having similar issues, you might give this a try.

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