Thetford N514E 169 Litre 3 Way Absorption Fridge

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Product Description

Thetford N514E, 3 Way Absorption Fridge 169L, 3 year warranty. Thetford's top of the range E-model functions allow it to pick the best energy source at any given time.

Designed specifically for RVs, these American built units have the style, reliability and cooling performance that RVers love. The external fans are implemented to boost
the cooling performance even more

General Information

  • Larger model (169L gross capacity)
  • Electric display
  • Automatic Energy Selection (SES)
  • AGA (The Australian Gas Association) approved to the latest Australian standards
  • Adjustable thermostat to respond to high ambient temperatures and varied use
  • Flame current meter monitors gas ignition
  • Easy-to-clean, durable white, powder-coated shelves
  • Includes one ice tray
  • Contemporary design with ergonomic controls and latch.


  • Electric display
  • Interior lights
  • Adjustable, removable shelves and door bins
  • Automatic energy selection which chooses the best available energy source
  • Easy-reversible, self-latching door opens 150°
  • Ice tray
  • Modern designs
  • 350+ service agents country wide to assist with any problems


  • Three-year warranty!
  • Rated for tropical conditions
  • No compressor, quiet as a whisper
  • High-quality cooling unit, first-class cooling performance
  • Easy-to-clean, durable shelves
  • Extensively tested
  • AGA approved to the latest Australia standards


  • There is no exterior door skin. The door is silver coloured coated foam, with black plastic trim. A laminate panel or ply can be fitted to the door to match your decor. (The product images show an example of a black panel fitted, which is not supplied).
  • For proper performance, Thetford Absorption refrigerators require vents on the outside of the vehicle. Thetford vents are available in different colours and sizes to best suit your vehicle, please see accessories list above and Installation Guide below.
  • Absorption 3-way refrigerators need to be installed and certified by a qualified and licensed gas-fitter, as improperly or illegally installed products will void the manufacturer’s warranty and could pose a safety risk.
  • While 3-way absorption fridges have the ability to run off 3 different power sources (12V / 240V / Gas), they are primarily designed with gas operation in mind; they provide exceptional efficiency when running on gas. However for 12 Volt operation, this is only recommended with absorption fridges when the vehicle is running, otherwise, it can exhaust your 12-volt power source (battery) very quickly.

Installation Note: Needs to be installed and certified by a qualified & licensed gas-fitter. Incorrect install will void warranty.  Ensure you also refer to the Manufacturer Installation Guide / Product Manual for recommended ventilation set-up for optimal fridge performance.

NOTE: This product has changed size from N514E 164L to N514E 169L.

Thetford Fridge Brochure
Product Guide
Thetford NE Series Owner's Manual
Thetford NE Series Install Manual
Spare Parts

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Brand Thetford

GTIN 8710315020861

Warranty Period: 3 Years

Product Category Upright RV Absorption Fridges

Certified By AGA

Gas Certification Number AGA 7226 G

Total Capacity (Litres) 169

Freezer Compartment (Litres) 21

Fridge Depth (mm) 640

Fridge Width (mm) 625

Fridge Height (mm) 1090

Size Door Panel (H x W) 939 x 541 mm

Door Flat / framed

NOTE There is no exterior door skin. The door is silver coloured coated foam, with black plastic trim. A laminate panel or ply can be fitted to the door to

Net Weight (kg) 40

Usable Power Source DC / AC / Gas

Energy consumption 12V/240V 2.7kWh/24h (@ 16C) | 5.4kWh/24h (@ 32C)

Cut Out Required 602 x 1083 x 610 mm (WxHxD)

Quality Features Easy-reversible, self-latching door opens 150°. Electric display with Automatic Energy Selection (SES). No compressor, quiet as a whisper.

Energy Source Selection Automatic

Ignition Type Electric

Door Hinge Position Left or right hand hinge (reversible)

Digital Display LED Display

Colour Black

Cooling Fans 1

Product Q&A

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  • How do I clean my fridge?

    Cleaning tips
    • A good time to clean your refrigerator is straight after you have defrosted it.
    • Clean the refrigerator with a soft cloth and mild detergent.
    • Dust the refrigerator with a soft, moistened cloth.
    • Use a brush or soft cloth once a year to remove any dust from the condenser at the inside of the refrigerator.

    Important - Do not use soap or aggressive detergents that are abrasive or soda-based. The removable interior components of the refrigerator are not dishwasher safe.

  • Why can't I hear the refrigerator operating?

    3 Way absorption refrigerators have no compressor, therefore they run silently. This makes Thetford 3 Way Fridges the perfect solution for your RV!

  • How do I defrost my refrigerator?

    Frost will gradually build up on the condenser of the refrigerator. You should defrost the refrigerator as soon as the frost layer is about 3 mm thick. Frost reduces the refrigerating capacity and life of your refrigerator.

    • Remove the ice cube tray and all food.
    • Switch off the refrigerator.
    • Leave the refrigerator door open.
    • Place dry towels in the refrigerator to absorb the water.
    • Place trays containing hot water in the freezer compartment.
    • After defrosting (when the freezer compartment and condenser are frost-free), remove the towels and the water trays and use a cloth to dry off the refrigerator.
    • Switch the refrigerator on again.

    • Do not use force or sharp objects to remove frost.
    • Do not try to accelerate defrosting by using a hairdryer for example.

  • How do I check if my refrigerator door closes properly?

    If the door is not closed properly, frost will form in the refrigerator. Close the door with a piece of paper between the door and the refrigerator, to determine whether the door closes properly. Pull at the piece of paper. If you feel resistance, the refrigerator door closes properly. If you feel no resistance, the door does not close properly.

    Perform this test regularly on all four sides of the refrigerator door. If you find that the door does not close properly, check whether the door locking mechanism keeps the door properly shut.

  • Is it okay to defrost my fridge/freezer using a hair dryer, heat gun or boiling water?

    No, the sudden change in temperature will cause the inner surface of the fridge/freezer to distort. This will not be covered under warranty.

  • When operating on gas, do I need my caravan or motorhome to be level?

    Yes, this is a critical detail to ensure the refrigerator operates correctly.

  • What do I do if my Thetford refrigerator breaks down?

    Thetford has over 350 service representatives across Australia, ready to meet your service needs.


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