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Old 12-12-2019, 10:46 AM   #1
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Norcold Refrigerator Cycling

I have a Norcold DE0061 refrigerator/freezer that has begun an intermittent rapid on/off cycling problem. It cools to the desired temp, then cycles on for 5 seconds then off for 3 seconds. AC or DC power doesn't matter. Door seals are ok, no other visible issues. Suggestions?

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Old 12-12-2019, 12:20 PM   #2
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Sounds like a thermostat with bad internal contacts. They are reasonably cheap, maybe $25. Find them on


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Old 12-12-2019, 12:23 PM   #3
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Very likely the thermostat. Switch the power off, rotate the knob to off, then rotate slowly towards colder just until it makes a click. Now rotate very slowly back in the warmer direction, if it clicks again with just a slight turn it is faulty. There should be about 5 degrees of rotation between on and off clicks. This is the differential that prevents constant cycling.
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Beat me to it, thermostat going haywire,.
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