How to Reset a Norcold Refrigerator [Quick Fix]

Resetting your Norcold refrigerator is easy and we are here to prove that to you. In this article, we will discuss how to reset a Norcold refrigerator, including the circuit board.

Norcold N410.3UR RV Refrigerator - 4.5 cu. ft. - AC/DC/LP - Left Hand Swing - Beige Trim

How to Reset a Norcold Refrigerator

Follow the steps below to reset your Norcold refrigerator

Step 1: Open the door of the refrigerator. Check for the control panel; where this will be located depends on your refrigerator’s model. Like on the Norcold 1200, the control panel is usually between the fresh food compartment and the freezer.

Step 2: You will find the “on/off” button on the control panel. Press and hold it for about three seconds. This will turn the refrigerator off.

Step 3: Wait for some minutes; 3-5 minutes would do. Next, press and hold the “on/off” button again to switch the refrigerator back on.

How Do You Reset the Circuit Board On A Norcold Refrigerator

The following set of instructions will show you how to reset your Norcold refrigerator’s circuit board.

Step 1: Put off the refrigerator and unplug it from the power socket.

Step 2: Gently pull out the fridge so you can have proper access to its back.

Step 3: You will find wires connected to the power board. Disconnect them from it in this order:

i. 12vdc negative and positive wires

ii. AC power supply cord

iii. Gas valve solenoid wire

iv. Spark/Sense electrode assembly wire

Be careful when disconnecting these wires. Do not pull by the wire: instead, pull the wire out by the plug. All the wires are labeled so distinguishing them will not be a problem.

Step 4: Using a Phillip head screwdriver, remove the screws from the power board corners.

CRAFTSMAN Screwdriver Set, Phillips, 5-Piece (CMHT65011)

Step 5: Connect all the disconnected wires back to the power board in reserve order. As in:

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i. 12vdc negative and positive wires

ii. AC power supply cord

iii. Gas valve solenoid wire

iv. Spark/Sense electrode assembly wire

Step 6: Connect the refrigerator back to the power source then turn it back on.

Step 7: Check for Pin 15 at the back of the power board. This is an empty socket located at the right side of the white or sometimes violet wire.  Next, get a jumper wire: this is an electrical wire with a 1/8 inch exposed core.

Step 8: Connect one edge of the jumper wire to PIN 15. Touch the other edge of the jumper wire to a bolt on the power board. Hold this in for about 10-15 seconds or until you hear a click.

Step 9: Take out the jumper wire.

Step 10: Unplug the wires at the back of the power board again. In the same order as you initially did. That is:

i. 12vdc negative and positive wires

ii. AC power supply cord

iii. Gas valve solenoid wire

iv. Spark/Sense electrode assembly wire

Step 11: Screw the cover of the power board back on.

Step 12: Reconnect the wires back to the power board in reverse order. That is:

i. 12vdc negative and positive wires

ii. AC power supply cord

iii. Gas valve solenoid wire

iv. Spark/Sense electrode assembly wire

Step 13: Connect the refrigerator back to the power socket then turn it on. If the refrigerator still displays the error code, carry out the procedure again. Do this until the error code stops displaying.

Norcold 628661 Refrigerator Power Circuit Board

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When to Reset the Circuit Board On A Norcold Refrigerator

The need to reset the circuit board of a Norcold refrigerator often arises when it displays “No co”. The “no co” error often occurs when your fridge has not produced refrigerant for at least 2 hours. And often happens because your fridge’s boiler is overheating.

It can cause serious damage to your fridge and as such should be handled immediately. However, if the “no co” message is being displayed for the first time, simply reset the refrigerator.

If, it is the second time the “no co” message is displayed, resetting your circuit board is one major way to solve the problem. The above procedure will reset most Norcold refrigerator models, including N611, N811, 1200, and 1210.

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How to Reset Norcold Refrigerator with Magnet

To reset your Norcold refrigerator with a magnet, follow the steps below:

Step one: Do not turn off the refrigerator, go outside your RV, and locate the refrigerator compartment.

Step two: Check for a recall kit box. There will be a red LED light on it, this will make identifying it easy. The red light should be lit, if it is flashing or not lit at all, then this procedure will not work.

Step three: If you cannot access the kit box properly, gently pull it out.

Step four: You will find three clips that hold the cover of the box in place. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to remove the clips and lift the cover of the box.

Step five: Next, check for a reed switch, this should be on the circuit board, just above the LED light.

Step six: Touch the magnet to the reed switch, the right top precisely. Hold the magnet in this position for 5 seconds or until you hear a click sound.

Step seven: Go inside your RV and check to see if your refrigerator is no longer beeping or showing an error message. Wait for about 15 to 20 minutes so you are sure the refrigerator will continue to work properly.

Step eight: Once you are sure the refrigerator is working properly, go outside the RV, to the refrigerator compartment. Put the cover of the box back and screw it in place with the clips. Put the recall box back to its position.

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Norcold Refrigerator Won’t Light and Won’t Reset

If your Norcold refrigerator runs on gas and fits in your RV, you must check the 12V battery. Such a refrigerator rus on battery power instead of Ac/DC power. Inspect the inbound power lines connecting to the refrigerator; lift the cover on the power board to check the wire connections.

Take a look at the power board; a red light on it indicates that the boiler temperature is too hot and the refrigerator is shut off. Other refrigerator models may not have this light but will have a push button that shuts off when there is a safety issue. If it is a temperature issue, allow it to cool before attempting to power the refrigerator.

Also, check for any yellow residue near the refrigerator or inside it. That may indicate an ammonia leak, which means you must replace the refrigerator. This can also cause the refrigerator not to light or reset. Since you cannot reset it, consider installing an ARPrv control.

The control will automatically shut off the power to the rfrigerator when the temperature becomes too high and prevet damage to the unit. There is also the possibility that you have a damaged fuse at the converter or the batery switch is off. This is especially applicable if the lack of power to the refrigerator is not a temperature issue.

However, if the refrigerator’s power board has power but the refrigerator does not light, take the DC reading past the 5 amp DC fuse on the rear board. If you do not get the correct reading, it indicates that the board is faulty. But if you get the correct reading, the problem may stem from both power boards.

Replace the entire kit which includes the boards to play it safe unless your Norcold Refrigerator model does not have this kit. Alternatively, have a service technician run further tests and recommend a permanent solution.

How to Reset a Norcold Refrigerator: FAQ

1. Where Is the Reset Button on a Norcold Rv Refrigerator

Where the reset button is located on your Norcold RV Refrigerator is based on the model. However, most Norcold refrigerators’ reset button is found on the control panel. And the control panel is most times located inside the refrigerator.

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