Supakool Fridge owners beware

Submitted: Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 18:06
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Hi All,

Had a problem with the SK47 Supakool fridge, contacted the manufacturer Nexburg In Queensland, and they no longer have spares for them. So much for all their promises like " we will have spares for them in 20 years time " etc etc when we puchased it.

So if you have one look after it. Chow 4 now.
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Reply By: Mainey (WA) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 18:27

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 18:27
from memory 'supakool' is now Evakool
well has the same director!

is such a kool name....
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Reply By: Nudenut - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:43

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:43
most of the stuff will be available ...any reputable fridgie could supply alternative components such a s compressor etc etc...

not like the energy hungry thing from Mt barker in SA....unless of course you buy one of their danfoss compressor models!!
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Follow Up By: Diamond (Vic) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:59

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 20:59
theres no such thing as a friendly fridgie is there mate.
in a poll they came in 3rd behind dealer servicing costs and used car salemen
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 07:44

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 07:44
3rd? hell ...and I thought we taught the others.....
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Reply By: flappa - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 09:42

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 09:42
Mine is an old SupaKool. Compressor stuffed up , and was replaced by EvaKool with a danfoss , and rebadged as an EvaKool.

I would talk to EvaKool about it.

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Follow Up By: PandJ - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 13:00

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 13:00
Hi again

Thanks to all above, Supakool and Evakool are made by the same company, namely, Nexberg in Caloundra Queensland. As stated in my post # 24025 they no longer have spares. They can modify the unit to a current looking Evakool for a " COOL $825." What a joke.

Thanks to all above. P & J
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Follow Up By: flappa - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 13:15

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 13:15
That sounds about right actually.

$1100 for a new one , or $825 to fix yours ?????
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Follow Up By: PandJ - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 13:41

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 13:41
Hi Flappa,

To fix myn would NOT cost $825, all I need is a PC board and the board the PC board sits on, and a cover that covers the Compressor unit.

So they want $825 to modify it. I will probably get a new one but not their brand. Once caught twice shy.
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Follow Up By: flappa - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 13:46

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 13:46
Oh, ok.

To modify it , I suspect they would add a Danfoss compressor with the new controls ????

You wouldn't buy another EvaKool ?
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 18:57

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 18:57
mine went to the tip and i bought a WAECO and havent looked back thev 47 was a heap of s????t i actually had 3 they kept replacing it (very slowly i might add)and then they went broke changed names and wanted about $800 to replace the fridge unit and they look pox from my point of view

THIS IS JUST MY 2 BOBS WORTH
steve
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Follow Up By: PandJ - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 13:07

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 13:07
G'day GOB $ denny,

The fridge is ok and still workn ! Tis the bleedy plastics around the compressor and PC board I want.
Nexberg have not gone broke, they are still at the above Address. I rxd an email today saying the company who made the compressor for them did.

My oppinion of them is Cra--y.
Thanks 4 ur 2bobs worth.
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Reply By: PandJ - Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 13:56

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 at 13:56
not sure what they would do for $825.

I was upset at the fact I was told I could get parts easily for many years and they stressed to me: that if the PC board failed they would post a new one to me anywhere in Aust free of charge. The fridge is in 9.5/10 condition except for some broken PLASTIC parts.
Will come across a second hand one oneday !!!
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Follow Up By: flappa - Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 13:15

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 at 13:15
Dont bet on it . . .

Hens teeth are easier to find.

Maybe there is an easier work around.

Mine is the old , on/off , manual thermostat , fridge. No fancy lecky gizmos on mine.

If the fridge is going fine , other then the PC board, maybe there is a way of converting it backwards.

I dont know IF its possible just a thought.

I'll try and have a look at mine tonite , to see if there is a workaround.
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