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NORCOLD DE-0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer

Model # 5388699Mfg # DE0061R

Reg. $1,349.99

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$1,289.99

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Get $40 Mail-In Consumer Rebate

With the Purchase of a Select Norcold Refrigerator (Models: 5388657, 5388699, 10899169, 14000814, 14000822, 14000830, 14000848)

Valid May 1, 2015 — July 31, 2015
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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

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Norcold DE-0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer
 
3.0

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Holds temperature well (13)
  • Attractive (10)
  • Energy efficient (8)
  • Space for tall items (8)
  • Quiet (7)

Cons

  • Noisy (8)
  • Flimsy shelves (5)
  • Not cold enough (5)
  • Unreliable (5)
  • Limited shelving options (4)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cook (7), Casual cook (7), Gourmet chef (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (20)

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.

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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:

    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

     
    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:

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

       
      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:

        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
         
        5.0

        Great Replacement

        By Dr. Rum

        from vancouver, BC

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            This fridge replaced older unit on our 4788 Bayliner. Not noisy. Looks great. Can keep on lower settings to reduce draw and still cold enough.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            rebutal to negative reviews

            By Jon B

            from Sacramento Delta, CA.

            About Me Avid Cook

            Pros

            • Holds Temperature Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boat

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

              We have a 7.0 cu ft Norcold on our boat. Same size at the DE0061 but different model # as it is 24 years old. Can't comment about the previous owners use but we have run this unit 24/7 since April of 2005. It must be defrosted as it is not a frost free model. With the thermostat set about mid point the fridge hovers around 38-40 degrees F and the freezer keeps stuff rock hard. On the hook it will suck the batteries down but that is physics. I wrote this because no one rights reviews unless they have had problems and I have no affiliation with the manufacture.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good product

              By Billylll

              from Little Egg, NJ

              About Me Casual Cook

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Energy Efficient
              • Holds Temperature Well
              • Space For Tall Items

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Low Current Draw
              • Quiet
              • Reliable Boat Fridge

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

              I read others negatives about the DE0061 and wonder if I have a different product. Mine has been great since the day it was installed about 5 years ago.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              NEVERCOLD

              By Yachtmaster

              from Marina Del Rey, California

              About Me Gourmet Chef

              Pros

                Cons

                • Noisy
                • Not Energy Efficient

                Best Uses

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

                  It is very Loud in the Salon and it is running most of the time.
                  Good Yacht builders never use Nevercold.
                  Drains my battery bank. I have a 1000Ah 8 deep cycle 6 volt golf cart battery bank. New batteries @ 13.25Volts to start with down 50% by morning.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Norcold DE0061R

                  By Pacific Time

                  from Gig Harbor, WA

                  About Me Avid Cook

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Less expensive

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy Shelves
                  • Noisy
                  • Not Energy Efficient
                  • Poor Layout

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Kitchens

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

                  I bought this DE0061R to replace my old Norcold which lasted 20 years. This newer model is just plain noisy. It clicks and groans and wheezes all the time. If I did not have to heave it out of my boat again I would replace it in a heart beat. I do not believe this unit will last 10 years let alone 20.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  very disapointed

                  By fitz

                  from marathon florida

                  About Me Avid Cook

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Not Cold Enough
                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

                    • none

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

                    had unit for 3 years. replaced both door latches($100), fridge door(300). has to be set at highest temp setting to maintain temp. will never buy another norcold product!!!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Last Norcold for me

                    By Frig Man

                    from Discovery Bay, CA

                    Pros

                    • Has a light
                    • Thermostat on the top now

                    Cons

                    • Door latches poor quality
                    • Limited Shelving Options
                    • Noisy

                    Best Uses

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

                      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.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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