Waeco Lid

Submitted: Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 10:39
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Hi Guys I have just been away on a trip and found the lid clip in my Waeco 60 let go, just one year old. I have a bag around it so it was not an issue but after my last episode of warranty i wonder what will happen. Anyway I will keep you posted.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:40

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:40
When we were buyin a fridge, we looked at a Wacko at Rays in Frankston, the wife lifted the lid, and it broke off - no not came off as meant to.. it broke off!

The salesman bleep hot coals, grabbed the fridge and ran off never to be seen again. We stood there for 10 odd mins waiting for him to return with it, and an explaination...

Thus we ended up with the 40l Engel...

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Follow Up By: Utemad - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:48

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 11:48
The Engel lid may not break off but how $^&$%^* hard is it to put the lid back on when it has come off the two little slide hinge thingys which it does nearly every time you open it. Bad enough when you're sober let alone when you're tanked ;-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Ross P (NSW) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:31

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:31
I ssaw a post here about someone who used cable ties to stop this annoying thing happening. Then somone else said tha Engel now have a clip for this. Haven'T looked yet but I need to do something. My fridge gets mounted behind the front passenger's seat (rear seat removed) and the missuss is always complaining about the lid coming off while I'm doing 80 to 90 kph over the corrugations!!
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:46

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:46
We fixed the Engel (32L) by getting some pliers and ever so slightly bending the pins upwards. This puts a small amount of resistance in the hinge and it does not slide off so easily. Although we never had a problem with the lid coming off when the lid was closed and latched.

This was recommended to us by an ARB store. Worth a try.
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:53

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:53
I just bought some of those new clips for the Engel, was up at that new Anaconda store having a squiz and I saw them, they are just a black plastic clip that goes behind one hinge, and a spacer for the other. The clip side has a bit of plastic that comes up past the hinge, and to remove the lid you have to push it down with your thumb, really simple and cheap and they work. Took the kids away camping for a week over the school hols and the lid never came off once. I think they were about $4 a pair.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 13:26

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 13:26
I emailed Engel complaining about the lid moving. They mailed me the clips to me....no charge
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Follow Up By: jackablue - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 13:35

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 13:35
Yeah that was me, I just put a cable tie on one side works a treat. Not permanant like bending the pin.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 16:32

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 16:32
newish one at work had proper hinges and you have to lift up and slide to the side to remove lid - much better
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Follow Up By: Member - Ivan (ACT) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 21:50

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 21:50
Mad Dog,

Got the email address handy??

I've had mine for three years and it hasn't come off once (maybe because of the bag) - but it does sit slightly to one side..

I certainly think it could have been designed better...

If we go to the shop and buy the $4 clips, Engel don't get the message...

If they mail out a sh1t load, they will...

Email address appreciated ;-))
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 00:45

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 00:45
Ivan, I went to their website and sent my complaint via the request a catalogue form. I was nice to them, said the fridge was great but I wasn't too happy about the lid moving on the hinges. They replied saying some clips would be in the mail the next day, had em in a coupla days and the lid hasn't moved since.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 00:48

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 00:48
Blah, I forgot the URL...should be in bed :)

www.engelaustralia.com.au

Actually it's a very poor website, not much there at all.
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 20:32

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 20:32
Well bugger, never thought about complaining about the hinge, I might write them anyway so they get the message anyway
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Reply By: Member - Nick K (VIC) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:04

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:04
Skinny,

speak to member Eric as he had his lid repaired on the Gold Coast. Same issue as yourself. Eric was lucky as the fridge was under warrantee. I think they said that it would cost around $100 dollars to repair. The guys at Waeco put some straps on Erics fridge and they work great.

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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:42

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 12:42
Gee you guys must be hard on your Waecos - mine is a CCF45 and it is now 4 years old and not had a problems......not that it hasn't experienced corrugations though..done Cape York twice. I do, however, have it in a fridge bag and tie it down on the slide when underway.
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Follow Up By: Skinny- Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 13:42

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 13:42
Well my first Problem was there the day i picked it up. The switch was dicky. It was the attempt to repair it that scarred me. The guy was a knuckle dragger and had no idea waht he was doing. A few hours later for a simple job and the new switch was put in (although he bent it putting it in) . I just could not wait to get out of there.

The new clip is not broken as such it just no longer latches. Like you i tie it down and it is in the fridge bag, but the spring must have given way.I love the fridge and am not complaining except for the idea of sending the fridge away for repair.

Skinny
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 14:29

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 14:29
Just want to let you fellas know for the 134th time that i love my Liemack 90 Litre fridge /freezer. It sucks the guts out of the batteries but fantastic. 6 years old now and still going strong. Michael
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 17:29

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 17:29
my cf-60 lid hinge is a peice of crap too have had it fixed once but wouldnt bother again as it took months ,the fridge is great but the hinge sux butt!
i will be putting elastic straps on it like the fibreglass eskie style ones for low maintenence.
for the price you pay i expected much better.
i use a slide and bag!
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 21:25

Friday, Jan 28, 2005 at 21:25
Weaco fitted them on mine for free toonie
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