Freezing Waeco

Submitted: Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 21:21
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Has any one had trouble with their Waeco fridge freezing all. I have new 60 ltre Fridge/freezer but even when I put in on the lowest setting everything freezers after a time. Is this the norm or is my new one a bodgy. We are starting our preps for the big trip at retirment with the Band new fridge with matching new Nisson Patrol which is a Hamburger with the lot. So I want to get it all running right for when we we retire in a couple of years.

Cheers all & stay safe

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Reply By: cokeaddict - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 21:25

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 21:25
Not sure about the 60 but the 80 had dividers between fridge / freezer. If the 60 has them make sure they are fitted correctly as there are 2 ways to hook them up depending on if you want the fridge and freezer to be exactly that.
If all else fails..give waeco a call..they r pretty good with after sales service.
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Follow Up By: Russel & Mary - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 22:08

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 22:08
Don't Waeco's have an emergency electronic by-pass switch at the base near the power cord inlet. I have an 80 with this feature so I guess you have too, this could be causing the compressor to run continually.
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Reply By: Paul from Ozroamer Camper Trailers (Hire & Sales) - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 22:29

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 22:29
Russel & Mary are correct - from memory the override switch (the red one) should be on OFF - If your thermo ever goes on you you can then put this on the ON position and the fridge will go flat out and not cycle on and off to obtain the required seting.
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Reply By: DukeAtty - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 07:47

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 07:47
Buy a cheap thermometer from tandys and monitor the temp...
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 08:45

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 08:45
You have a switch adjacent the power plug which prevents the fridge being accidentally turned off at the control panel (some well thought out idea from the Germans). You need to turn this off or it will freeze everything all the time.

Another tip for Waeco owners, do not place the lo,med hi power switch to hi when hooked up to 12 volt DC as it will not have enough power to keep the compressor going (once again I don't know why they think up these devices which only works when on AC). I always keep mine on lo (in fact I have placed a peice of tap over it so it can't be moved by mistake).

When I see some of the bizarre responses to what seems a simple question, perhaps asking the manufacturer will simplify things....thats what I did when thses things happened.

Prado TD
Gold Coast

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Follow Up By: Utemad - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 21:43

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 21:43
I have used the HI function on my CF-80 on 12v and the fridge has still cycled. The fridge was in the back of my ute (enclosed with a canopy). I've never had an issue with that function. This is in Qld.

Perhaps you should check your wiring.
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Reply By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 08:59

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 08:59
Check this for a similar problem with a CF 50

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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 15:14

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 15:14
Hee hee, I had the same problem with my mod'ed Wacoe Thermo Cooler on Sunday night. The AAA Batteries went flat in the digital thermostat I added to it so it automatically went into bypass and run flat out all night drawing 8amps!! I woke up at 5:45 with my battery monitor beeping madly at me and switched it off after realising what had happened. I came back from my bush walk and cracked open a Can of Lemmonade at 7:30 and it still was half frozen!
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