Waeco problem with temp button

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 08:31
ThreadID: 22103 Views:2891 Replies:5 FollowUps:8
This Thread has been Archived
Hi all,

Woke up this morning and went to adjust the temperature on the fridge and the damn button is stuck. The fridge now continually cycles from low to high. The light display is impressive though. Luckily I was at home and using the fridge to keep the beers cold.

I have not heard of this problem before with the waeco's. The fridge up until now has run perfectly, having had it for 18 months or so.

Cheers
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: normg - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 08:56

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 08:56
Hi Ervin
Under the plastic temp setting cover there is usually a small pastic lug that activates the temp setting,it maybe sticking. I would take the control area cover of and have a look to see if it is that.Thats all it can be unless the whole control has gone and thats unlikely considering the age of the fridge
Norm
AnswerID: 106990

Follow Up By: Earvin Johnson - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 09:55

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 09:55
Thanks Norm I will have a look. I agree that it is unlikely the whole control has gone.

Cheers
0
FollowupID: 363973

Follow Up By: Earvin Johnson - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 10:21

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 10:21
Problem fixed!

It was as you stated Norm. Just a sticky lug.

Thanks for your assistance.

Have a good weekend.
0
FollowupID: 363978

Reply By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 09:17

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 09:17
QUICKLY !!

Drink the beers. Who really knows what's going on.

There's more at stake here than just a fridge control. That liquid gold needs to be dealt with first.

When are those people at Waeco gonna get it right?

IiMusty Lol

AnswerID: 106991

Follow Up By: Earvin Johnson - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 09:54

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 09:54
Sorry to cause you distress iMusty. I should have explained that no beers were lost, all have been transferred safely to another suitable cooling device.
0
FollowupID: 363972

Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 10:41

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 10:41
OH THANK GOD !!

We were on out 38th lap of the Rossary when wo got your reply.

Perhaps you should heve a full diagnostics run by a AAA Rated Fridge Mechanic. Just to be on the safe side.

And stop scaring us all like that. This is a public Forum. Everyone can read it.

Maybe if you email David on Monday you can have this post removed.

The lord is my shep a r d .. . . . . .

0
FollowupID: 363980

Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 20:57

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 20:57
The Lord is my Shepard
I shall not want...... except cold beer it seems

0
FollowupID: 364037

Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 21:03

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 21:03
Come to the Huts Ray
0
FollowupID: 364039

Reply By: slave - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 11:45

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 11:45
Just as well this happened now and not in June/July isn't it ?

D & D
AnswerID: 107005

Follow Up By: Steve - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 20:48

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 20:48
I'm sure EJ hopes it will happen in June/July again..when he can save all those beers again...without the worry of thinking his Waeco hasbleepitself..
0
FollowupID: 364034

Follow Up By: Earvin Johnson - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 10:50

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 10:50
Hey D & D,

My thoughts exactly. I would've just had to drink all your beer though so no big problem ;)

At least as Steve says I now know how to solve the problem.

Not long to go now till the big trip - my brother is no longer coming so I will be flying solo.

Talk with you guys soon.

0
FollowupID: 364077

Reply By: slave - Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 19:21

Sunday, Apr 17, 2005 at 19:21
EJ
Not my beers so I don't care...
At this stage we have one maybe 2 Kiwi's travelling with us so we will be back up for both the Hiluxes

D & D
AnswerID: 107136

Reply By: Gossy - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 14:11

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 14:11
sorry to be so late with this but I have not been on the forum for a few weeks. Your story caught me eye and I thought I could update you. I have had exactly the same problem with mine. I took it to a warranty place (that Waeco directed me to) and he fixed it. As soon as I said the problem on the phone he knew the fault straight away. "it is a design fault with the guage but once it's fixed it will never happen again". The button is just a bit too close to the metal contact. All he does is screw the metal contact away from the button a bit and presto it works. Mine has been fixed ever since.
Even though it may have stopped now on your fridge it will occur again. Might as well get it fixed whilst it is still in warranty.
AnswerID: 108796

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)