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NORCOLDDE-0041 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer

NORCOLD

DE-0041 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer

Model # 5388657Mfg # DE0041R

$1,099.00

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Product Description

Keep your perishables fresh longer!

The DE-0041’s self-venting, under counter design is ideal for smaller galleys but still features an exceptionally quiet compressor, low amp draw (2.8A@12V DC), large freezer compartment, increased interior capacity and the addition of an interior light. Automatically senses voltage and adjusts to 12 or 24V DC or 120V AC. Replaces the DE-441, DE-541 and DE-540. Note: Complete installations require a Black acrylic slide-in door panel, sold separately (Model 5388590).

  • Power Requirements: 0.6A @ 120V AC; 2.8A @ 12V DC; 1.7A @ 24V DC
  • Capacity: 3.6cu.ft.
  • Interior Organization: Adjustable shelves and door bins
  • Case Material: Reflective insulation board
  • Door: Right hinged; Reversible
  • Overall Size: 31-3/4"H x 25-1/4"W x 25-1/2"D
  • Cutout Size: 30-7/8"H x 23-1/4"W x 23-1/2"D
  • Weight: 75lb.
  • Warranty: Two years

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NorcoldDE 0041 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer
 
3.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Holds temperature well (5)
  • Customizable shelving (4)
  • Easy access (4)
  • Space for tall items (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      1.0

      Poor Quality control

      By Ken

      from Belchertown, Ma

      About Me Casual Cook

      Pros

      • direct replacement
      • Easy installation
      • Quiet
      • Well Placed Controls

      Cons

      • Can't Find Repair Person
      • Does Not Keep Food Cold

      Best Uses

        Comments about DE 0041 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

        I installed this unit August of 2013. It was an easy install and replacement for the older version of this model. We have used it a total of about one month. The food will get very cold on 110 volt AC but DC does not seem to work at all. I purchased a warranty for mobile service but can't find one person who will service the unit. Called Norcold and there list of service people is not accurate. I believe the problem is very simple, no cold on DC but lights are on. A little confused and no help other then those who have said they will no longer work on Norcold and get rid of it. Judging from all of the reviews with a full range of complaints I wuld say the quality control and production consistency is lacking

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        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Excessive noise and vibration.

        By Brian

        from Sacramento, CA

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Customizable Shelving
        • Holds Temperature Well
        • Space For Tall Items

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about DE 0041 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

            Bought this as a replacement for my previous Norcold on my 1999 Sea Ray 340DA. It is mounted in the cockpit. Excessively loud and vibrates the whole boat. Fortunately its mounted outside in the cockpit and not down in the cabin where we sleep but even though I still hear it all night. I read others' warnings about this unit and the noise it makes. If I could do it over I would pick another brand even if I had to modify the cabinet to make it fit. Very disappointed for what these cost.

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            • Personal
             
            4.0

            Easy replacement refrigerator

            By Legacy

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Casual Cook

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy Access
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • No Front Panel

            Best Uses

            • Small Kitchens

            Comments about DE 0041 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

            Very good direct replacement for my boat, easy to change door swing. Irks me that I have to pay for a simple black front panel. Annoying!

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            • Personal

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fits perfect in Bayliner Avanti 3258

            By Very Satisfied

            from Coeur d'Alene, ID

            About Me Casual Cook

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Customizable Shelving
            • Easy Access
            • Energy Efficient
            • Holds Temperature Well
            • Quiet
            • Space For Tall Items

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Kitchens

              Comments about DE 0041 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

              Took the 17yo original fridge from my 95 Bayliner 3258 Avanti last weekend which was MUCH less bulky than this new fridge, had me worried. However, after removing rear sliding door and door jam from boat to get it inside the boat (turn it sideways, tight but will make it), I lined it up with the original opening left by the old fridge, and dang if it didn't fit REAL close.. but it made it in! Only mod was at the rear of old cavity had to re-locate the 110v box that the fridge plugs into, as it wouldn't allow full insertion of new fridge (deeper than original fridge), but that only took 10min. This fridge is VERY quiet, not sure what other poster's issue was, but my fridge can barely be discerned when on. Now fully installed and screwed into surrounding framing at the face, this new fridge makes the interior of the boat appear much more modern and attractive. If your Avanti fridge quits, I HIGHLY recommend this as a replacement for many reasons but ESPECIALLY for the perfect fit in the old cavity! After all the measuring, remeasuring and re remeasuring, to fit as advertised was a relief. I never write these things but this was such a homerun of a product I made sure to come back here and post. Hope all this helped!

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              • Personal

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              It gets cold!

              By L u

              from northeastern oklahoma

              About Me Casual Cook

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Customizable Shelving
              • Easy Access
              • Holds Temperature Well
              • Space For Tall Items

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boat fridg

                Comments about DE 0041 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

                Just installed today, so have limited review. I have temp control set just past half way to coldest, and the inside temp got to 32 degrees. Not talking about the freezer, just the regular fridge part.

                It will get cold!

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                • Personal
                 
                4.0

                Great replacement on a Bayliner

                By PacWestCruiser

                from West Vancouver, BC

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about DE 0041 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

                      This Norcold is the perfect replacement for the original Norcold fridges found in many late model Bayliners including my '02 2858. It's such a close match to the original 41 that the flange mount screw positions are exactly the same. I did have to cut down the custom front panel to fit this new fridge. The biggest improvement I've enjoyed is the mounting of the temperature control on the top of the fridge rather than having to crawl on the floor to see the setting. The interior layout, although seemingly smaller, is more accommodating for items. I do agree with some comments that the unit is a bit noisy.

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                      • Personal

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      works great

                      By okiegrandboater

                      from Grand Lake Oklahoma

                      About Me Casual Cook

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Customizable Shelving
                      • Easy Access
                      • Energy Efficient
                      • Holds Temperature Well
                      • Space For Tall Items

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about DE 0041 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

                          fridge works very well, keeps food cold for many hours with out being powered, to save battery life when I'm overnighting on the hook I often turn the fridge off for hours to save battery juice, even on hot days its amazing how well it stays cold. fridge is a little noisier that the one it replaced, but I do not have a vibration problem at all, (might be how it was installed?)

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Noisy Compressor, Excesive Vibration

                          By Cruiser

                          from Seattle, WA

                          About Me Casual Cook

                          Pros

                          • Holds Temperature Well

                          Cons

                          • Noisy

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about DE 0041 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

                            Norcold's redesigned refrigerator is noisy, and it vibrates excessively. Everything inside the refrigerator vibrates--bottles, cans, ice trays, etc. The compressor now sits at the top back of the refrigerator instead of at the bottom back. This undoubtedly is a major contributiong factor to the increased noise and vibration. The front frame side panels are difficult to fit. I would not recommend this product to anyone desiring a relatively quiet galley refrigerator.

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                            • Personal

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