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Norcold refrigerator, the lingering story

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As some may recall, our Norcold refrigerator started sending us warning signals back in July of this year while we were camped without electricity for over 110 days at Trujillo meadows USFS Rio Grande National Forest Coplorado.

We were worried at that time about being up in the clouds with powerful lightning storms that rolled through. Worried enough, that we drove a eight foot long ground rod all of the way into the ground and grounded the Ollie's generator and the aluminum frame to that ground with automotive jumper cables.

As it turns out that may have been a very good thing to do for an extended stay in those conditions. But the EMP, that's electro magnetic pulse, may have already caused damage to our printed circuit board in the refrigerator. Many on here know that the powerful EMP of a nucelar detonation will destroy electronics for hunderds of square miles and in a similar manner the EMP of a nearby lightning strike will destroy them in a much smaller area.

We devised a grounding system to shunt the EMP spikes harmlessly to ground at Trujillo meadows, but just like closing the barn door after the mule is gone, we may have been a little too late.

A RV place at our county seat has tested our refrigerator and decided that it is most likely that the circuit board is out on it. We left our Ollie with them at the RV place after recieving their assurance that it would be kept inside their building if kept overnight, as we have been staying in it and plan to leave out as soon as is possible, it hasn't been Winterized. Hey, we are going to Florida , for goodnes sake !

They have another Norcold refrigerator in their shop that they think the circuit board will work from it if needed.

Fingers crossed.

More to follow as it unfolds.. .. .. ..


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:o Golleee Geeee Willikers Batman! Shoulda we had them boys at Hohenwald wrap the entire inner egg in tin foil to protekt us frum that there EMP thingie?

 

I Think I'll dust off my tin foil hat befur Oscar & I head fer the hippie weddin'


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:o Golleee Geeee Willikers Batman! Shoulda we had them boys at Hohenwald wrap the entire inner egg in tin foil to protekt us frum that there EMP thingie?

 

I Think I'll dust off my tin foil hat befur Oscar & I head fer the hippie weddin'

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He, he, well, I'll tell ya' this, it has me reconsidering the whole concept of the aluminum foil skull cap so that the alien abductors can't read my thoughts !

Ya' see I have been a' lookin' at the possibility of making a customised skull cap from one of them .99 cent heavy duty aluminum turkey roaster pans like they sell down at the dollar store. I think that the extra thickness is needed to shield the brain from those powerful external beams that retrieve the thoughts. I mean. we'll be out there in the open on that beach and the tie die will attract attention from the alien's infra red sensors. . . . .

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Ok, tom, it's time for you to chime in and really get this one a' rollin' !!


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I had my foil skull cap on the last time I was abducted by aliens and it didn't help any. I've got a new one on order made of copper and I'm hoping it'll work better.


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I wonder if alternating layers of copper and aluminum foil would . . . .


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WELL, AS WE ALL KNOW, WHEN THINGS START GOING BAD, THEY SEEM TO MULTIPLY ! The Rv place slid the fridge out into th Ollie's floor to work on it and the board is bad. Then they discovered that the board isn't interchangeable with the fridge's board that they have in their shop. They have called our Good Sam club's extended service plan and are proceeding with getting one ordered in here by the most expedicious route.

Oh, geeze, now we are emptied out ( our clothes & stuff ), the fridge is in the middle of the floor, at the dealership, and the clock is counting down to the wedding on the beach ! It's gona' be a close one !


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Larry,

I hope your local dealer can get quicker response time than ours could.

It took over a week to get the board from Norcold, but then, it took two weeks of phone calls back and forth to get permission to get the board to the dealer under factory warranty from Norcold.

 

Good luck, and hopefully, since this is under Good Sam's extended warranty, they can order the board from someone more local. I know you're both anxious to get underway, and any work to be done during the holidays is a tough situation to deal with.

 

Sherry


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We will go to the County seat, to be at the Rv place when the UPS truck runs at 1400 hours. Hopeing we can bring our Ollie home, load it this evening and get on the road !


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Well, it just keeps getting worse and worse. The wrong board arrived and after calls, and calls the right one will be on the way, arriving here on Monday. The holliday will effect the shipping time.

Sherry had the thing about the Holidays figgured right.


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The holidays are so wonderful for family get togethers, and so bad for (almost) everything else. I am so sorry about the mixup on your board. I know it puts a huge, huge wrinkle in your plans.

Sherry


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