2000 Sundancer 340 fridge recommendations

Discussion in 'Beard Marine Vendor Forum' started by Peter Z, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Peter Z

    Peter Z New Member

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    Jun 26, 2018
    2000 Sea Rayb Sundancer 340
    Mercruiser 7.4 Horizon
    Hello, my cabin refrigerator stopped cooling today. it is a Norcold DE441. The fridge seems to be running but not cooling at all. Is it worth trying to replace the compressor or buying a new fridge? Also Is there any fridge out there that is a direct replacment so I dont have to modify anything to make it work?
     
  2. Zim

    Zim Active Member

    111
    Jan 16, 2018
    2012 Sea ray sundancer 310
    Twin merc
    So you figure your fridge is about 18 years old? To rebuilt the refrigerator, with parts and labor, is Not cheap, expect around $800.00 +-. A new one cost around 1k. If it was me. I'd be looking at new.
     
  3. Peter Z

    Peter Z New Member

    8
    Jun 26, 2018
    2000 Sea Rayb Sundancer 340
    Mercruiser 7.4 Horizon
    Yes, I think thats the best idea. Any recommendation for a direct replacment?
     
  4. Boater420

    Boater420 Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    Welcome to CSR!

    If it was me I'd get rid of the Norcold. The newer compressors make a world of difference. Much quieter, efficient and worth the money. Vitrifrigo made a drop in replacement for my fridge they might have one for your model as well. The mounting flange was what made it a direct replacement.

    The flange had to be ordered separately.
     
  5. Zim

    Zim Active Member

    111
    Jan 16, 2018
    2012 Sea ray sundancer 310
    Twin merc
    I think if you do a quick search you'll find an exact model/replacement... and check your local west marine store. They usually have it in stock. Or, my fave, Amazon. Lol
     
  6. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer
    2X 454 w/ vDrives
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  7. Peter Z

    Peter Z New Member

    8
    Jun 26, 2018
    2000 Sea Rayb Sundancer 340
    Mercruiser 7.4 Horizon
    Thank you for the info.
     

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