Norcold N260 & N260.3

A well built Norcold N260 or N260.3 will last the life of your RV when it is protected by the Fridge Defend, this pages shows how to install boiler overheat protection on your fridge.


Norcold N260 & N260.3 Overview

The Norcold N260 series of fridge a manual control type of refrigerators. This means that one has to hold a button down and ignite the gas flame. The N260 is a 2.4 cubic foot fridge that comes in both 2-Way and 3-Way versions, the dot 3 (.3) at the end of the model number designates the 3-Way version.

Norcold N260 Control Panel

The N260 control panel is behind the fridge, where:

(1) is the temperature selector.
(2) is the mode select.
(3) is the LP Gas igniter push button.
(4) is the igniter.

Norcold N260 Wiring

N260 & N260.3 Wiring

This is the N260 wiring diagram, where:

(3) thermocouple interrupter.
(9) mode selector switch.
(8) LP Gas safety valve that has the thermocouple interrupter (3) attached to it .

Norcold n260 Mode Selecte Switch

Norcold N260 Mode Selector Switch

This is a close up of the above image, this is component (9) the mode selector switch this image shows the markings for the terminals.

Norcold N400 Fridge

Norcold N260 Thermocouple Interrupt Adaptor

This is a close up of the above N260 & N260.3 Wiring image, this is component (3) or (8) thermocouple interrupt adaptor.

Norcold N400 Wiring

Referencing the Norcold N260 Mode Selector Switch image above, the part (3) thermocouple interrupt adaptor is wired to the Norcold N260 Mode Selector Switch terminals identified as 'W2' & 'W3' via an orange wire. We have found that a lot of wiring diagrams have the wrong color codes, so your wire color may be different. The fridge we did the install on has a red and blue wire like seen in this image.

This red wire (or orange if color code is correct) will be spliced.. Two female spade connectors will be used to connect the Fridge Defend Relay at terminals 30 and 87, the normally open terminals of the relay as seen in the figure.

Please click here for another view for wiring the interrupt adapter.

Please click here if you want to control the 12VDC heater.

Norcold N440 N500 Electric Heater Boiler Tube

ARP Temperature Sensor Install

This photo shows the temperature sensor installed on the boiler tube.

The Norcold N260 series of fridges are very dependable refrigerators as long as the boiler is not allowed to overheat.

The Fridge Defend by ARP could help your refrigerator last the lifetime of your RV!

Norcold Service Manual Downloads

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Service Manual Download: n260 & n260.3

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