Bushman fridge, interior cracking quite badly.

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 05, 2014 at 22:43
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Noticed a few months ago small cracks appearing almost everywhere on the interior walls.

They have probably been there for a while, but only just noticed them.

The fridge is about 10 years old.

Has anyone else had this experience, and what did you do to fix it?

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Reply By: toffytrailertrash - Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 08:42

Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 08:42
Simple solution for your concerns, give Bushman a call you will find them to be very helpful. They have one of the best customer service records of any Company you will ever deal with.


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Reply By: Member - Murray R (VIC) - Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 21:31

Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 21:31
Have the same fridge and same age and no cracking that I know of. You have made me go and have a look now. Just had a look and all is good. Looks like the interior walls are fiber glass type of construction and if so you could see a fiber glass worker and get them to give it a coat of gel coat to seal it. You would have to let it breathe for a while as the gel coat smell could taint your food. As said give Bushman a ring and see what they reckon, unfortunately your warranty has run out.

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Reply By: Member - Judy and Laurie - Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 22:47

Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 22:47
Hi, we have a bushman of about 10 or so years and ours has small cracks on the inside top corners (not the lid) so I think we will also ring bushman and see if there's a fix .

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Reply By: garbage - Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 23:44

Monday, Jan 06, 2014 at 23:44
Have a Bushman as well, although only about 4-5 years old. Would be interested to hear whether the people having problems leave the fridge on 24x7 or turn it on only when being used?
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 07, 2014 at 08:33

Tuesday, Jan 07, 2014 at 08:33

We have often run the bushman on 240v 24/7 for3/6 weeks at a time and it works fine.

I am going to ring bushman this morning and will posy the reply.
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Reply By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 07, 2014 at 13:06

Tuesday, Jan 07, 2014 at 13:06
I rang the Queensland distributor, (we are in Gladstone for a couple of weeks) and was advised that it was rare for cracks to appear.

While sympathetic he could only suggest I try a silicone or something similar to seal the cracks or, he could transfer my running gear to a carcass of a similar vintage and pay $200 to do the transfer.

I like the idea, but would need to get it down to him.

I am doing to go to bunnings and find a suitable sealer for the job.

I thought about the gel coat idea but I have got 10 years out of the fridge and when my repair job causes problems I will get a new fridge.

Thanks for the advise gentlemen.
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