Chescold C100 3way fridge heeelp!

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 09:51
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Hi guys. Ive recently bought an old Jayco dove (mid/late 80s model) that im doingnup for the Mrs ans I to do some travelling in. The fridge on board is marked as being a Chescold Chesco C100. It is supposedly a 3 way fridge (which was a major reason I got the van). Running on 240v and gas, she works great! .... But im having issues with the 12v. Inside the door is a list of instructions for running on all 3 settings. For 12v cooling it says to flick the 12v switch to on mode - I can't locate the switch, nor have I found anything resembling a 12v wiring system entering the fridge.

Anyone got any ideas on what im missing? Or have I got a dud thats really only a two way?????
Thanks heaps
Toby
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Reply By: Member - cherrywipe - Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 10:57

Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 10:57
Hi Toby,
Maybe the fridge has never been wired for 12 volt. We once bought a Viscount with 3 way dometic, previous owner warned us never to leave on 12 volt ( .flattens battery in short time) .Well it never got cold on 12v weather travelling or testing.
Fridge had never been fitted with element or wiring from new. Fitted them and presto cold beer .
Good luck,Cherry.
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Follow Up By: Toby I1 - Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 19:14

Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 19:14
Hi cherry,
Where did you get the element from? Was it expensive to have fitted?
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Follow Up By: Member - cherrywipe - Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 07:50

Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 07:50
Hi ,
Sorry can't remember the details,probably 15/20 years back now.
Must have been easy fix,did the job myself. Lol.
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Reply By: Emerging I.T. - Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 13:02

Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 13:02
I have an older model which works great on gas, 12V never really impressed me, so only use it on gas and have a compressor fridge for 12v applications.
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Reply By: Keir & Marg - Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 13:12

Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 13:12
Toby I1,
The 12V wiring (if there is any fitted) will be seen at the back of the fridge, so you will need to pull off the lower plastic vent panel on the outside of the Dove and check this. If there is no 12v wiring or heating element fitted, then you have found the problem.
Hope that helps.

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Follow Up By: Toby I1 - Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 19:17

Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 at 19:17
Thanks for that. Ill have a bit of a stickybeak. Cheers
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