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NORCOLD DE-0041 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer

Model # 5388657Mfg # DE0041R

$999.99

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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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Norcold DE-0041 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer
 
2.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Customizable shelving (5)
  • Easy access (5)
  • Holds temperature well (5)
  • Quiet (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fits perfect in Bayliner Avanti 3258

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...Read complete review

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!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Noisy Compressor, Excesive Vibration

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...Read complete review

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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3.0

Norcold DE 0041 as replacement for Norcold DE441

By BlueMoon

from StPetersburg

Verified Buyer

Comments about Norcold DE-0041 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

Have a GrandBanks Eastbay 38 - Shore power inadvertently disconnected so dual voltage Norcold refrigerator switched over to 12 Volt supply , running batteries down. Two days later, refrigerator powers up but no longer cooling. According to tech, Ohm's law V=IR, voltage equals resistance times current... Once current dropped, resistance in cooling circuitry went up, causing cooling unit to overheat and fail. It may also be that the small cooling fan attached to the bottom ran out of power, limiting air circulation in the enclosed cabinetry, causing overheating, leading to cooling unit failure.
Norcold no longer manufacters the DE441, but lists the DE 0041 as the "replacement unit"... It lists the dimensions of the unit as identical - height 30 and 7/8 inches, width 23 and 1/2 inches, and depth 23 and 1/2 inches.
I removed the Norcold DE 441 out of the boat, purchased the DE 0041 and surprise, the shapes look different... The difference is that on the DE441, the door can be removed which makes the depth only 22 inches... The DE 0041 has the door protruding inside the frame, so removing the door does not affect the overall depth.
Unfortunately, I was not able to pass the Norcold DE0041 through the companionway of my Grandbanks as it measures 22 and 1/2 inches - A carpenter estimated the complete removal of the companionway teakwork would run into "several thousands".
I returned the Norcold DE0041. I have located a service center to rebuild the DE441 by installing a new cooling unit which will probably cost more than just purchasing the Norcold DE0041, but I have little choice.
Bottom line --- The measurements of the DE441 are less with the door removed - the DE0041 is a bit deeper and although the fit in the cabinet space would be the same, it is larger to maneuver through the companionway than the unit it is replacing. A SeaRay in my marina ran into the same difficulty about 6 months ago - the unit would not fit through the companionway.

 
1.0

Norcold De0041r

By Riles

from Illinois

About Me Casual Cook

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Customizable Shelving
  • Easy Access
  • Energy Efficient
  • Quiet

Cons

  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Wet Bar

Comments about Norcold DE-0041 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

Boat Only worked one season.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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 Norcold 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

    • Primary use:
    • 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 Norcold 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.

        • Primary use:
        • 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 Norcold 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!

        • Primary use:
        • 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 Norcold 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!

          • Primary use:
          • 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 Norcold 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!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            4.0

            Great replacement on a Bayliner

            By PacWestCruiser

            from West Vancouver, BC

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Norcold 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.

                  • Primary use:
                  • 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 Norcold 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?)

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (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 Norcold 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.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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