evercool fridges/compressors

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 16:49
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the compressor in my evercool has just died quote approx $850-$900 to replace hence i am looking a repurchasing fridge.fridge is 4/5 years old
The repair agencysaid that waco's are exchanged during warrenty if needing repairs but parts are not supplied when warrenty runs out havent heard this before,also he states virtually all fridges other than engel basically use the same danfoss compressor,engels is superior so buy engel basically.Question can i purchase compressor anywhere and install it or is it not worthwhile.Have looked up fridgeshops site for prices on factory seconds etc but they only seem to have waco brand,anywhere else to try?? Any help appreciated thankyou.
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Reply By: flappan - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 16:59

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 16:59
Quote: engels is superior so buy engel basically

I'll call BS on that . . .

It is WIDELY acknowledged that Danfoss make excellent compressors.

It is also known that engel have their own issues with the swing motor in their fridges.

Its like the old , Nissan V Yota , or Diesel V Petrol debate.

Engel make a fine fridge. Plenty of happy customers , but , so do , EvaKool, Waeco , Reefer , Trailblazer etc etc etc.

I would suggest these days , you dont buy a bad fridge from the big players , its ALL about personal requirements , and . . . budget.

I know of a quite a few people who have bought Waeco's from Frdigeshop , and extremely happy with their purchases , ESPECIALLY the price . . .
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Reply By: David Au - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 17:31

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 17:31
I don't know where you find these people that tell such whopping lies.
I have had three Engels fail and now use Danfoss compressor fridges and we have had no failures. Danfoss would sell probably ten times the number of compressors Engel do.
I would suggest you contact evaKool direct instead of dealing with liers and thieves you will get a better price and a job properly done. $850.00 to $900.00 is *WAY* over the top.
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Reply By: Member - Paul J (ACT) - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 17:34

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 17:34
I bought an Waeco FF70 for $550.00 from the Fridgeshop, had 1 issue with it, sent it away to be fixed under warranty, and it returned following week fixed.
Its a superseded model, who cares, the price was good with 12 months warranty,
but for the quote you have been given, you can add a bit more and get a good fridge from them.
So far im happy.....
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Reply By: brian - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 18:47

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 18:47
To david au thankyou for your reply the price quoted was confirmed today by evakool direct and the repairer is on evakools website $850/$900 seems expensive for a small compressor made in millions for worldwide use
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Reply By: uncle - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 20:48

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 20:48
Hi there Brian,sorry to hear that about the compressor.We have an Evakool,that is a 60 litre fridge ,freezer.It's only about 8 months old,but touch wood, I hope it doesnt break on us.So far it has performed great.We have had it in some very warm climates,and has not been a problem.I hope you can get out of your repair bill for much cheaper!cheers and good 4wding.
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Reply By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 21:10

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 21:10
nope that price sounds fair...try getting an engel replaced for that?

trade price for the danfoss is around 600...add reclaiming refrigerant, new filter drier new gas and labour plus GST.
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Follow Up By: Shane (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 14:15

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 14:15
Nudenut,
Seeing your a Fridgie, does it do any long term damage (seals etc) if you don't use your fridge a lot. Have a 45 ltr Waeco.
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 18:14

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 18:14
Shane, The only seal on a fridge that might need attention is the lid or door seal. All fridges are hermeticaly sealed...and therefore do not require runing to lubricate anything.....
The same applies to standard domestic airconditioners....

They do not have a crank-shaft seal like the car airconditioner.
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Follow Up By: Shane (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 08:11

Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 08:11
Thanks for the info Nudenut.
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Reply By: David Au - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 16:27

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 16:27
Brian you may expect and get a more favourable reply.
I would be surprised if you did not get one - I will be *highly* disappointed if you do not.
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Reply By: george - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 17:56

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 17:56
G'day Brian,

I have read your comments above and would ask that you contact me direct on the following number so that I may address your concerns.

Regards,

Rod Miles
National Manager
Evakool Iceboxes

Phone: 07.5492.7777
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Follow Up By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 09:55

Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 09:55
Wow! :)

Onya Rod! Nice to see a supplier that listens to their purchasers... unlike many....

Cheers
Chris
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Reply By: Leroy - Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 09:48

Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 09:48
Brian,

Interested to know how you went with you fridge?

Leroy
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Reply By: brian - Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 17:29

Thursday, Jan 13, 2005 at 17:29
To all i have spoken to Rod he offered to pay for the fridge to be sent back to everkool will send it tomorrowwill keep you informed how it goes .
for me having a seperate freezing/fridge section is the best design feature i have found with portable fridges,but may not suit others.
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Reply By: Outbackstuff - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 12:52

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 12:52
After a lot of research, i have found Autofridge to be my preffered fridge of supply and use. Have a look at the quirks website (http://www.quirks.com.au/). If you need a price contact me at outbackstuff@optusnet.com.au.

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