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    Origo Refrigerator Replacement - 2002 Ciera 2655-gctid406693

    I have an Origo built-in factory fridge that hardly runs cold anymore, and I want to replace it. Where is a good place to start? I've looked online and haven't found much luck. I went to Home Depot, picked one up that fit, but realized that the Origo ones have a thin rectangle piece that holds the fridge in with screws. I would assume that it's proprietary to that fridge and can't be used for any other. This is used to keep the fridge in place since there would be no other way to hold a basic home fridge in there. If anyone has any ideas, it would be GREATLY appreciated.

    Thanks!

    #2
    This will replace it. I put one in my 2655 a few years ago worked great. Sold boat. My current 2855 boat had the Origo replaced just before I purchased boat. Again works great. Blistering hot summer this year.

    http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...7#.UCP1bqB8GSo
    Port: Sassafras River Georgetown, MD Bayliner 2000 2855 7.4

    http://www.chart.state.md.us/video/v...50fa36c4235c0a

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      #3
      Any marine fridge will fit (assuming proper dimensions). If you spend much time on battery power, I'd strongly recommend one of the Norcold models that has a Danfoss compressor; they are the most efficient on the market. Be prepared for sticker shock, marine refrigerators cost $700-1200. I'd recommend looking on eBay, that's where I found my last one. It was $300 off because of a small scratch on the door panel.

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        #4
        SwampNut wrote:
        Any marine fridge will fit (assuming proper dimensions). If you spend much time on battery power, I'd strongly recommend one of the Norcold models that has a Danfoss compressor; they are the most efficient on the market. Be prepared for sticker shock, marine refrigerators cost $700-1200. I'd recommend looking on eBay, that's where I found my last one. It was $300 off because of a small scratch on the door panel.
        http://"http://www.ebay.com/itm/NORC...fa358e&vxp=mtr
        Port: Sassafras River Georgetown, MD Bayliner 2000 2855 7.4

        http://www.chart.state.md.us/video/v...50fa36c4235c0a

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          #5
          SwampNut wrote:
          Any marine fridge will fit (assuming proper dimensions). If you spend much time on battery power, I'd strongly recommend one of the Norcold models that has a Danfoss compressor; they are the most efficient on the market. Be prepared for sticker shock, marine refrigerators cost $700-1200. I'd recommend looking on eBay, that's where I found my last one. It was $300 off because of a small scratch on the door panel.
          Here is a beginner question: Why can't I use a fridge from home depot with the right dimensions and spend significantly less? I can only use my current fridge if I'm hooked on shore power, so I don't really need DC.

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            #6
            jaywoodz wrote:
            Here is a beginner question: Why can't I use a fridge from home depot with the right dimensions and spend significantly less? I can only use my current fridge if I'm hooked on shore power, so I don't really need DC.
            You can. However its nice to have it DC.
            Port: Sassafras River Georgetown, MD Bayliner 2000 2855 7.4

            http://www.chart.state.md.us/video/v...50fa36c4235c0a

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              #7
              msd58 wrote:
              You can. However its nice to have it DC.
              When running on only DC, do you guys leave it on all the time? Is there a quick on/off switch? I don't think mine is AC/DC.. I think just AC.

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                #8
                When I am on shore power and my 110V fridge breaker is "on" is running 110V. The moment the 110V is interrupted the fridge automatically switches itself to 12V. On my fridge the thermostat has "off" (totally off 110V or 12V) and has settings that go from 1-5. #5 being the coldest. I leave mine on all day on the house battery. I turn it down a to maybe to 2 - 2 1/2 on the thermostat setting while anchored out all day.
                Port: Sassafras River Georgetown, MD Bayliner 2000 2855 7.4

                http://www.chart.state.md.us/video/v...50fa36c4235c0a

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                  #9
                  msd58 wrote:
                  When I am on shore power and my 110V fridge breaker is "on" is running 110V. The moment the 110V is interrupted the fridge automatically switches itself to 12V. On my fridge the thermostat has "off" (totally off 110V or 12V) and has settings that go from 1-5. #5 being the coldest. I leave mine on all day on the house battery. I turn it down a to maybe to 2 - 2 1/2 on the thermostat setting while anchored out all day.
                  Doesn't that run down the battery quick? And, I don't think my Origo has DC power, is there a way to tell? besides the obvious..

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                    #10
                    jaywoodz wrote:
                    Doesn't that run down the battery quick? And, I don't think my Origo has DC power, is there a way to tell? besides the obvious..
                    Should have a green light inside the fridge that works on 120 and 12v. If light is on off the shorepower it is AC/DC fridge.

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                      #11
                      SwampNut wrote:
                      Any marine fridge will fit (assuming proper dimensions). If you spend much time on battery power, I'd strongly recommend one of the Norcold models that has a Danfoss compressor; they are the most efficient on the market. Be prepared for sticker shock, marine refrigerators cost $700-1200. I'd recommend looking on eBay, that's where I found my last one. It was $300 off because of a small scratch on the door panel.
                      NeverCold - Really ?? Look at the specs for a Nova Kool unit of the proper size, the power consumption numbers are what you are interested in.

                      The Nova Kools usually have a bit more interior space, far better current draw numbers, and you can get a straight DC unit instead of that AC/DC crap.

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                        #12
                        I kinda wish my Origo would hurry up and die. It works great when plugged into shore power, but sucks when on battery power. The problem as I understand it, is that the Origo is always drawing power due to the compressor running constantly. Also, there's internal circuitry that shuts it down if it detects the incoming voltage dropping below 10.5.
                        Simo
                        2002 2855 350MPI Bravo III on Lake Champlain -> SOLD!
                        Shameless lurking on Lake Keowee with a Harris Cruiser 210 Tritoon/Mercury 150XL EFI

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                          #13
                          Our Norcold has worked great. It is original to the boat and 8 years old.
                          Jim McNeely
                          New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
                          Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
                          Brighton, Michigan USA
                          MMSI # 367393410

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                            #14
                            Strangely enough, DC fridges are at their most efficient by running nearly constantly with no start/stop cycles, but drawing low power. IOW - this is on purpose.

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                              #15
                              I've never seen an Origo that does not run on DC. But they are horribly inefficient, being that most (all??) are ammonia-based. A real compressor/Freon refrigerator is vastly more efficient, and the Danfoss compressors were the best when I did my research. I had an Origo in my 2455 which used 9-11 amps and ran 80% of the time. I replaced it with a Norcold and it used 3.5 amps with about a 20% run time. That's...well a bit of a difference.

                              If you want a fridge that fits, you need a marine fridge. If you want to cobble in a home mini-fridge that runs only on AC, you can do it, but I've never seen a kit to make it flush mount.

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