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DE-0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer, Right Hinge

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Model # 5388699 | Mfg # DE0061R
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You’ll have all the luxuries of home onboard!

The DE-0061 features a flush-mount self-venting design, improved cooling efficiency resulting in a low amp draw, an exceptionally quiet, hermetically sealed compressor, top-mounted controls and the addition of an interior light. The dual voltage design runs on 120V AC shore power at the dock and automatically switches to 12V or 24V DC when the boat is underway. Replaces the DE-461, DE-561 and DE-560. Complete installations require a set of exterior door panels, sold separately (Model 5388582). Black acrylic trim.

  • Power Requirements: 0.9A @ 120V AC; 3.5A @ 12V DC; 2.2A @ 24V D
  • Capacity: 7.0cu.ft.
  • Interior Organization: Adjustable shelves and bins
  • Case Material: Reflective insulation board
  • Door: Right hinged; Reversible
  • Overall Size: 53-3/4"H x 24-1/2"W x 24"D
  • Cutout Size: 52-7/8"H x 23-1/4"W x 23-3/4"D
  • Weight: 105lb.
  • Warranty: Two years

DE-0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer, Right Hinge

Amperage 3.2 Amps at 12 Volts DC
2.2 Amps at 24 Volts DC
0.4 Amps at 120 Volts AC
ISO Approved UL
Capacity 7.0 Cubic Feet
Case Material Acrylic
Dimensions 52 7/8" Height x 23 1/4" Width x 23 3/4" Depth
Door Right Hinged
Reversible
Interior Organization Adjustable Shelves
Door Bins
Type Fridge/Freezer
Weight 154 Pounds
Warranty Details Two Years From Date of Purchase

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Norcold DE-0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer, Right Hinge
 
2.9

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Holds temperature well (15)
  • Attractive (13)
  • Space for tall items (11)
  • Energy efficient (10)
  • Quiet (10)

Cons

  • Noisy (10)
  • Flimsy shelves (7)
  • Limited shelving options (7)
  • Not cold enough (7)
  • Unreliable (7)

Best Uses

  • Boat (3)
  • Small kitchens (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (9), Avid cook (8), Gourmet chef (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (26)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome Unit

Just replace my old Norcold with this new unit. I must say that by reading most of the reviews, people are not talking about this new model but the older models. The new...Read complete review

Just replace my old Norcold with this new unit. I must say that by reading most of the reviews, people are not talking about this new model but the older models. The new Norcold has the Danfoss compressor, uses very little power, is very quiet and can keep the refrigerator around 38 degrees on the mid setting. I have had it installed in my 38 Bayliner for 4 years now. We use it year round. Needs defrosting about twice a year. Has a good size freezer and a light.

I also really like the flush mounting and the fact that it breaths through vents in the front at the top and bottom.

A very good purchase.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Last Norcold for me

I selected this unit to replace the older 0041 model. The very first thing I noticed was how noisy it was. It was so bad I thought it was broken. Norcold advertises that...Read complete review

I selected this unit to replace the older 0041 model. The very first thing I noticed was how noisy it was. It was so bad I thought it was broken. Norcold advertises that the compressor (the part of the cooling unit on the outside) is quiet, and it is. The part they don`t advertise is how noisy the condenser is (the part of the cooling unit on the inside). Well on my 45' boat with the frig in a separate cabin it can keep me up at night it's so loud.

It also stopped running on DC power on anything less than 12vdc even though it should run down to 10.7 vdc. I had to have this repaired by an authorized Norcold repair station. Apparently Norcold does not yet have a repair manual for this unit and three visits latter after changing several parts it now seems to be cooling on DC but still as noisy as ever.

Reviewed by 30 customers

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1.0

Had to return the first one did not work second worked fine

By Captain

from Lanoka harbor NJ

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy Access
  • Quiet

Cons

  • Inconvience had to return no help from Norcold

Best Uses

  • On boat

Comments about Norcold DE-0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer, Right Hinge:

Nor cold never called back after several phone calls finally had to return to west marine and get new one major inconvenience

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

DO NOT BUY THIS REFRIGERATOR !!!

By Frustrated Boater

from Austin, Texas

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Energy Efficient
  • Space For Tall Items

Cons

  • Limited Shelving Options
  • Noisy

Best Uses

    Comments about Norcold DE-0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer, Right Hinge:

    Purchased this unit in May 2016. Immediately started making excessive noise. Norcold would NOT replace or repair the unit. They said any noises are "normal". This unit is very poorly constructed. Cheap, plastic parts. Very loud gurgling sounds. I would NOT recommend anyone purchase Norcold.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    Freezer/refrigerator separation is poor

    By M. E.

    from North Chesapeake Bay

    About Me Casual Cook

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Customizable Shelving
    • Holds Temperature Well
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Bad Ice Maker
    • Ice does not freeze unless on highest setting
    • Limited Shelving Options
    • No self-defrost. Ice builds up quickly in both.

    Best Uses

      Comments about Norcold DE-0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer, Right Hinge:

      Most refrigerator freezers have one temperature setting for the fridge and another for the freezer. But separation is poor in this unit, so you either have a warm freezer and a good fridge or a good freezer and a freezing fridge. Also, there are limited shelving options in the freezer. Also foods and ice cubes don't freeze unless on the highest setting and sitting on the special "freezing" shelf. Also there is no auto-defrost so ice builds up in both the refrigerator and the freezer -- very unusual. I need to defrost once a week and it is a pain.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Junk, there is a reason they call these Nevercold

      By Dean

      from East Hampton, CT

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy Shelves
        • Noisy
        • Not Cold Enough
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Boat

        Comments about Norcold DE-0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer, Right Hinge:

        Bought my DE0061R norcold fridge March 2012, stopped working just turning 4 years old, but... it's on a boat that was dry docked for 2 years & our season is only 4 months,this fridge has about 5 months total use. Called to Nocold talked to Ed, the customer service supervisor. He said the condenser went bad and it's out of the 2 year warranty and there is nothing he will do. After reading all the reviews on the Norcold DE0061 it come down to these are noisy unreliable fridges, so many problems. Found this as a replacement, almost exact same size. Vitrifrigo DP2600 for about the same price. Let my mistake help you, don't waste your time with norcold! you'll be sorry........

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        1.0

        DO NOT PURCHASE THIS REFRIGERATOR

        By Disapointed in the product & service

        from minnesota

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bad Ice Maker
          • Flimsy Shelves
          • Limited Shelving Options
          • Not Cold Enough
          • Not Energy Efficient
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Norcold DE-0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer, Right Hinge:

            I purchased this refrigerator as a direct replacement to an older model. The new model has a lot less storage space and has really been cheapened up! The freezer door has fallen off a couple of times, the freezer doesn't function when on battery power.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Recommend this product to friends

            By The Don

            from Lasalle Michigan.

            About Me Avid Cook

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Kitchens

              Comments about Norcold DE-0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer, Right Hinge:

              We use this on our boat. We keep it stocked with food.

              It seems that the temperature fluxuates in the refrigerator section. I am monitoring the temp.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              4.0

              Replaces DE461 perfectly

              By FuelinAround

              from Dallas

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • replacement in boat

                Comments about Norcold DE-0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer, Right Hinge:

                Good little replacement refrigerator, matched space perfectly of existing DE461. Install door panels before installing in place, allows more room to work but easy install. Since only one style panel offered, panel should just come on refrigerator. Freezer was freezing ice within 2 hours of start up. Handles are a little flimsy but it is just a boat refrigerator and wont be put to a daily grind like a home refrig. Happy with it

                Service and delivery comments:

                delivered to store on time and pick up was easy

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                changes since 1996 model ?

                By cooter

                from islamorada, florida

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy Access
                • Energy Efficient
                • Quiet
                • Space For Tall Items

                Cons

                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Norcold DE-0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer, Right Hinge:

                  my 1996 unit lasted 1 year and 2 weeks and the compressor died. 2 weeks out of warranty. norcold service tech said units were designed to run in am ambient temp of 70 degrees not in a boat in south florida. in other words I would have to run the ac to keep the refrig cool. I installed a freezer compressor and it is still in service but uses a bit more power. I would like to know if norcold has improved their units to run in tropical climates

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Norcold 0061

                  By GJ

                  from Milwaukee

                  Pros

                  • Easy Access
                  • Energy Efficient
                  • Holds Temperature Well
                  • Quiet
                  • Space For Tall Items

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • 2nd Refrigerator
                    • Boat fridge
                    • Office Fridge

                    Comments about Norcold DE-0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer, Right Hinge:

                    Holds temp well. Very quiet. Free shipping to West Marine. Fits in midsize suv. Light, about 90lbs.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Not what they used to be for sure.

                    By Colorado Boater

                    from Colorado Springs, Co

                    About Me Gourmet Chef

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Holds Temperature Well

                    Cons

                    • Limited Shelving Options

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Norcold DE-0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer, Right Hinge:

                      I replaced my 2001 version on my 2001 Silverton 330SB. The stock one flamed out and wouldn't cool any more. I would say that after 14 years of hot summers and cold winters plus running it 24/7 for much of that time we got our monies worth from the unit that came stock with the boat.

                      We purchased this product because we take great pride in our boat and do not wish to cheapin her by "fitting" her with whatever is cheap. As is obvious, these refrigerators arn't cheaply priced.

                      The door handles feel incredably cheap and flimsy compared to the original unit. We liked how the older unit had several smaller door shelves rather then a few long ones. This unit feels

                      While it might seem cool to have the controles at the top it does cause a problem. Because the vents werent angled down 45 degrees you can see the wires that plug into the control unit. It looks like a really bad sterio install in there.YUCK.

                      On the upside it did get cold relatively quickly. Refrigerators are supposed to get cold inside so I'll just say it is doing what is is supposed to do.

                      It looks nice otherwise. I will say I would recommend to a friend only because there wasn't another option for us unless we wanted to modify our galley to "fit" another broduct.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Hte manager of the store in Lakewood is OUTSTANDING!Excellent service, demeanor, and friendly. Don't loose that guy!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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