Old Norcold Refrigerators

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  1. Swanny410

    Swanny410 New Member

    8
    May 20, 2018
    2000 410 Sundancer, Raymarine E120
    Catapillar 3116’s with ZF Hurth transmissions
    I am looking for an Old Norcold Power Supply Unit for my Norcold DE 401 Refrigerator. Short of that, can anyone suggest what I could get to replace this old refrigerator on my 2000 410 Sundancer?
     
  2. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
  3. dwna1a

    dwna1a Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Apr 23, 2012
    James River
    88 Weekender 300 "Seahorse"
    Twins 350
    I think I need to start working on these old units, these and Westerbeke govenors. I could retire and get a bigger boat.

    Swanny, what makes you think the power pack failed?
     
  4. Swanny410

    Swanny410 New Member

    8
    May 20, 2018
    2000 410 Sundancer, Raymarine E120
    Catapillar 3116’s with ZF Hurth transmissions
     
  5. Swanny410

    Swanny410 New Member

    8
    May 20, 2018
    2000 410 Sundancer, Raymarine E120
    Catapillar 3116’s with ZF Hurth transmissions
    No AC power at all to unit and DC blows fuse immediately. I found a new power pack for $589.00, but I want to be sure I can return it if that’s not the problem.
     
  6. dwna1a

    dwna1a Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Apr 23, 2012
    James River
    88 Weekender 300 "Seahorse"
    Twins 350
    After the holiday, send me the part number off the power pack. Also test the transfer switch.

    Once you get to a certain point in costs of the parts then it's time to be looking into a new unit. Mine has always been the halfway mark
     
  7. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    Here is another way of looking at these old fridges. Replacing them is a PIA. So, if the cabinet is in good condition, consider replacing all of the internals no matter that it seems too high a price. You could end up with an appliance that still looks like new on the outside and is brand new on the inside. You will likely get another 10-12 years of service and not end up with something that while new is not quite right for the space. My fridge still looks brand new while it is 14 years old because we take good care of things. If you own a boat that has been similarly cared for, a refurbished Norcold makes perfect sense.
     
  8. Swanny410

    Swanny410 New Member

    8
    May 20, 2018
    2000 410 Sundancer, Raymarine E120
    Catapillar 3116’s with ZF Hurth transmissions
    The Power Supply part # is: SP-201B. The fridge didn't work when I purchased the boat so I Ordered the compressor kit through West Marine. As it turned out, it just wasn't getting any power.
     
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  9. Handsome Transom

    Handsome Transom Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    256
    Jan 26, 2018
    Penetanguishene Ontario Canada
    1989 SeaRay Sundancer 268 454 Bravo
    454 Mercruiser bravo drive
    Check the thermostat assembly mine was a problem . I rebuilt it with spare parts I had in the garage a rheostat and switch I posted some stuff about that back in May
     
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  10. Handsome Transom

    Handsome Transom Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    256
    Jan 26, 2018
    Penetanguishene Ontario Canada
    1989 SeaRay Sundancer 268 454 Bravo
    454 Mercruiser bravo drive
    Mine will freeze the whole fridge now if I don't have the setting right and it's a 30 year old unit
     
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  11. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Is this what you need?
    If so, here it is for a bit less:

    https://www.fisheriessupply.com/norcold-nor-620541
     
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  12. dwna1a

    dwna1a Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Apr 23, 2012
    James River
    88 Weekender 300 "Seahorse"
    Twins 350
    I will look in the morning.

    A good deal of folks have replaced their units, go to the parts for sale and see if any have kept the older units. It never hurts to ask.

    Look at the power board, there is a glass fuse. Also be very sure you are getting power to the fridge and that it is the correct voltage, could just be a bad ground. Disconnect the fridge and check the power before the connection. Then you will know it's not in the delivery (power) side.
     
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  13. dwna1a

    dwna1a Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Apr 23, 2012
    James River
    88 Weekender 300 "Seahorse"
    Twins 350
    I'm sorry, I went out to the shop today and must have used the power supply. I will look on the boat on Wens
     
  14. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    SF BAY AREA
    2003 410DA,
    2004 C14 Caribe
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    I’ll be tearing my old Nevercold out in the beginning of the year. If still in need, you can have any parts you need for the cost of freight.
     
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  15. Swanny410

    Swanny410 New Member

    8
    May 20, 2018
    2000 410 Sundancer, Raymarine E120
    Catapillar 3116’s with ZF Hurth transmissions
    Thanks much, but I'm beginning to think about buying a new unit altogether. I really appreciate all of the suggestions!
     
  16. dwna1a

    dwna1a Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Apr 23, 2012
    James River
    88 Weekender 300 "Seahorse"
    Twins 350
    Let me know if you don't get any takers.
     
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