Faulty Waeco – Help Required

Submitted: Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 18:47
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I have a CF40 Waeco about 6 years old.
It runs on 12 VDC but not 250 VAC.
The 250 V lead is not the problem as I have applied 250 V directly to the pins on the fridges input.
I suspect a faulty circuit board but before I start ripping things apart – has any one experienced this problem before?
Whats the cost of a replacement CCT Board?
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Reply By: Bigfish - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 19:08

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 19:08
Have had 2 mates who both had to have new circuit boards. Common fault apparently after reading various forums about wacko..
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 19:19

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 19:19
I wouldn’t buy another – I might just write it off as a bad choice
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 08:35

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 08:35
Yes a common problem involving mates and internet forums...... Highly reputable sources indeed.
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Follow Up By: Bigfish - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 09:46

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 09:46
Pull your head in boobook..
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:01

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:01
Even more credibility to the posts.
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Follow Up By: Bigfish - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:30

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:30
So boobook. I have 2 people who have had first hand experience with failed Waecos. One was on the same camping trip as me and the unit was on its first outing...failed after about 5 hours running. Second was on a waeco that was less than 12 months old, hardly used and again failed. Both times the circuit board failed. Now Denis was after some feed back...which he got honestly. Now you squeak in with sarcasm and infer that I am not credible.

Funny how not long ago you were asking for advice about a trip on this very forum from people. So forums and friends are not reputable... Hypocrite.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:52

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:52
I'm sorry you took my observation 'mate experiences on forums' so personally.
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Follow Up By: Bigfish - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 12:05

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 12:05
No worries boobook. When I have a mate..he is indeed a mate.
All good..
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony F8 - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 17:54

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 17:54
Bit harsh boobook, how else was he supposed to take what you said. Seriously mate, basically if you haven't got anything positive to input, pull your head in.
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Reply By: Pradobob - Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 22:06

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 22:06
Some models have a 240v fuse next to the 240v pins. Just prise it out with a small screwdriver. Worth a look.
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Reply By: Ron173 - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 09:12

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 09:12
Yes the fuse is worth a look, also if no success, check on the board itself, sometimes a control fuse is used on boards.

If no good, n repair not cost effective, having owned both, im in a position to say an engel will outperform it easy, on less juice too. And I don't mean to start, nor will I be drawn into, the fridge debate, just a comment I can honestly make.
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:11

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:11
Thanks Ron,
I’ve checked the fuse.
I have an Engel and a Waeco both the same age.
Had a few issues with the Waeco over its life – this is the last straw.
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Reply By: Kumunara (NT) - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11:27

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11:27
Dennis

If you cannot find the fault the easy way around it is to use 12 vault and at the same time have a battery charger connected to the battery. As I presume you would own a battery charger this would be a cost less solution.


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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11:56

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11:56
Yep won’t spend big dollars throwing good money after bad – will only run it on 12 v until I get fed up with it.
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Reply By: Gramps - Friday, May 29, 2015 at 18:37

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 18:37
Have had a Waeco for over 10 years without a single problem other than one I caused. Fixed at no charge by Waeco agent

Just to add some balance to the discussion.
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