Nova Kool Fridge

Submitted: Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 10:59
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Good morning i need some feedback on a problem im having with my 12v/240v fridge.
The fridge is a compressor Nova Kool model number RU 9009 works well but since we have been staying in Cairns my wife has to defrost it once a week(not happy).
Rang the manufacturer who stated you must be opening the door to much,plus take all the heavy stuff out of the door and that should fix the problem,also checked the seals of the fridge and all good,still the fridge has to be defrosted every week,the fridge would only be 12 months old any feedback would be welcome.
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Reply By: Herbal - Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 11:22

Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 11:22
Why don't you defrost it, then your wife wont have to... :) Just joking.

Have you adjusted the thermostat?

It might sound odd, but fridges can get colder in hotter climates. They stay on longer trying to battle the heat and so frost up quicker. They might be right about opening the door...I take it is an upright? So each time you open the door the cold air drops outs. Warmer and humid air goes in, so each time you open the door you are adding a little bit more water for it to freeze.

If it is only 12 months old, a leak in the seal is slim but possible. It can be very difficult to see. One way to check is try sliding a sheet of paper between the seal.
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Reply By: Member - wicket - Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 14:27

Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 14:27
I believe the distributors of the Nova Kool are Ocean Solutions , I've had some dealings with these people and they have been extremely helpful, might be worth giving them a call;

Ocean Solutions Pty Ltd
Unit 2 46 Blanck Street
Ormeau Qld 4208 Australia
Ph: 1300 791 432 or +61-7-5549-1212
Fax: 07 5549 1212 +61-7-5549-1212
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Reply By: Keir & Marg - Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 11:28

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 11:28
Where were you before, inland? Cairns is pretty humid so there will be a lot of moisture in the air that will promote frost build-up.
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Reply By: Andrew D. - Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 18:35

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 18:35
With the humidity in Cairns once a week is realistic. Ensure all foods and salad are wrapped to prevent moisture. Other issue the thermostats in Nova Kool are not good and need changing to electronic thermostat. Repaired heaps of Nova Kool fridges. Definitely not a fridge brand I would buy.
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Follow Up By: humpback - Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 19:36

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 19:36
Hi Andrew
Do you know of anybody who would sell the electronic thermostat around Brisbane area.
Thank you for your feedback.
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Reply By: KevKim37 - Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 15:41

Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 15:41
Humpback if you are still in Cairns try Heatcraft 0740354300 for the electronic thermostat they aren't cheap otherwise try off ebay heaps of cheaper types. I have had an electronic thermostat fitted to our 220L Waeco Coolmatic since 2005 and also to my Trailblaza since 2000 and they work faultlessly not like the unpredictable Mechanical types.
Cheers Kev.
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