How to Install Dometic and Norcold Cooling Units

In the last decade cooling units have come under heavy scrutiny. Many manufacturers have lost business because of lawsuits against them. There have also been many complaints about the quality of the refrigeration oem units. Many people are replacing these oem units with jc refrigeration units, but it is not always easy to get them installed. Here are a few things that may help.

Before attempting to install a JC Refrigeration refrigerator make sure the new cooling unit has the proper gas fittings and the correct thermostatic switch is connected to it. You should also make sure that the LP gas igniter is properly adjusted.

Once you have the evaporator unit and everything else that it requires, set it down into the refrigerator. It is a good idea to do this “dry run” before you start inserting the screws into the evaporator pocket. This allows you and your helper to coordinate the positioning of the cooling unit into the refrigerator for a good fit and alignment.

This will also give you a chance to see that the evaporator pocket foam is seating all the way down into it, and to trim any foam that may be interfering with a good fit. In addition, it is a good time to run some tape around the outer periphery of the evaporator foam pack. This will help to keep the foam pack from leaking if it happens to get wet.

It is a good time to also apply a bead of low expansion spray foam to the area where the rear mounting screws go. This will prevent the screws from loosening during operation and potentially falling out of the evaporator pocket. Also, if you are going to use the optional ARP boiler temperature sensor for your Dometic or Norcold cooling unit, now is the best time to install it according to the instructions. norcold cooling units

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