not another fridge post but .. dead Waeco 50

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 18:56
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At the risk of starting another fridge war, my new CF 50 died the first night out on a recent holiday. None of the top panel switches (power, turbo, thermostat) responded to my fervent depressing (pun intended) and prayers. Thank goodness for the emergency switch that kicked the compressor into action. I ran the fridge this way for 30 - 60 minutes every few hours, and found that it stayed cool overnight. With an insulating bag, the fidge proved to be an excellent esky. I've returned it to the supplier who said he'd never seen one die like this. Anyone else had this problem?
Rob.
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Reply By: Member No 1- Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:00

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:00
DOA incidents happen to best of equipment
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:33

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:33
Never heard of that before.
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Follow Up By: gramps - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:36

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:36
Gee, that's unusual :)))))
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:30

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:30
Member Number 1???????? LOLOLOLOL
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:50

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:50
number 1..... lol



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Follow Up By: gramps - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:59

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:59
I assume that was before the unsuccessful operation :)))))))))
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:11

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:11
ray..thats a new zealand hooker

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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:12

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:12
is she related to gramps...if not I withdraw the remark
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 21:49

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 21:49
I have no idea who the relatives are Nudie. I thought you might have a better idea as it's your pic. Speaking as an ex inhabitant of NZ for many years she does look rather cute :)
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 21:56

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 21:56
not my rellies TART!
maybe sir diamonds?
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Follow Up By: gramps - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 01:06

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 01:06
Mad Dog,

I thought she was Nudie's twin ... only better dressed :))))))
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 09:48

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 09:48
ha ha ha
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:05

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:05
OOPS - I have a CF-50-AC winging it's way to my house at the moment . Let's just hope Nudie is right .
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:12

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:12
Rob,

I had the same thing happen, plugged it in the lights come on but nothing happened. This happened at the start of the Canning last year. I didn't need the fridge to be on until the day I left and then that night I went to get a nice coldy from the Waeco and nothing but warm beer.
Got hold of Waeco just to make sure that I have not done anything wrong and they said to take it to the nearest Waeco dealer.
Do you know that between Docker River and Alice Springs via the Canning Stock Route (28 days) there are no Waeco dealers.

It was a good thing that I had my trusty/rusty 20 year old Engel with me.

What do you call a Waeco that does not work?

Tupperware. A plastic food container with a snap lock lid.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:29

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:29
ROFLMAO!!!

That's a gem Wayne and will get the Waco brigade (sorry, Waeco) worked up.
Bill


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Follow Up By: gramps - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:35

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:35
Repent sinners ! The end is nigh !

The great Waeco God will get you both for this blasphemy.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:42

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 19:42
yeah and they can't even be used as a seat for fear of warping the lid...what good is that!
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:15

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:15
The lights were on , but there was no one at home .
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 01:14

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 01:14
Ignore those lunatics Gramps and always remember:

The only way to reform some people is to chloroform them.
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Follow Up By: gramps - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 06:57

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 06:57
Lucy,

ROFLMAO .... I like it :)))
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Reply By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:01

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:01
Betcha the Waeco was in a Patrol.....
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Follow Up By: gramps - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:07

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:07
either that or the other Toorak Taxi :))))))
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Reply By: jackablue - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 13:27

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 13:27
A mate of mine got one late last year. Stopped after about a minute, straight out of the box. Rang the Waeco reparer and he said he couldn't look at it for a couple of weeks because he had too many in the shop to fix. Finally took hetook it there and thought it was the lead. Replaced the lead, got it back same problem, it's gone back & hasn't returned yet.

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Reply By: Member - laura B (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 21:06

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 21:06
the first night we used our waco(lol) was a dud...but it was the 12v system that packed it in...the wires were faulty in the back and it is now fixed and working like a dream.Good luck.Laura B
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