Follow up to Waeco problem Post 55898

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 18:05
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Stevie,
Interested to know the outcome of your call to Waeco .

I have a CF50 with the digital display and had it running on 12v (when motor running) and switched to 240v , after i turned engine off,and then the error light came on.
Took out the 12v lead and all OK

Phoned Waeco because it is supposed to automatically switch to 240, when the 240 plug is activated.
They said it takes about 3/4 minutes and the error light will swich off and the transfer from 12 to 240 will take place.

Pedro
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 20:47

Thursday, Mar 27, 2008 at 20:47
We are now sorry that we bought a Waeco CF40.

It worked well for 14 months and then the trouble started. Error light on all the time on DC power and not cooling down. Took it to repairman and he fixed it but it worked for two weeks only. Then 240 would'nt work.

Now this arvo nothing is working with error light flashing in any mode. We have 2 x Engels which have run for years without playing up. Decided to try a Waeco mainly because it was $200 cheaper...BIG mistake.....Damn!!!!!


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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 11:20

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 11:20
you always seem to have issues Willem! I feel sorry for ya!
Our Waeco is2.5yrs old and not a worry in the world! Our biggest prob is that it doesnt fit in the CT and in the back of the ute its too high for the normal tarp / cover...!!

Laura
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 17:23

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 17:23
Yes dear, but I do things and go places.

But you are right, Of late I have had issues with tyres, jerrycans, mobile phones, roofrack, bullbar, winch, GPS's and bad mechanics. One has to work around it....lol Thems the breaks.......



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Follow Up By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 17:34

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 17:34
I would put up with broken things and not working things if I got to travel...just wait till Im your age, then Ill tell you all my woes!!LOL!!

Laura
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 18:07

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 18:07
"Error light on all the time on DC power and not cooling down. "

I have a 5 year old one that developed that problem on the weekend. Nothing wrong with the fridge - turned out to be a wiring problem !

Once a repairer has opened it, you have no idea whether problems are the fault of Waeco or the repairer.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 18:24

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 18:24
Mike

Repairer authorised Waeco Agent. But who knows what he has done?...lol

It is not the power. Wiring is OK. The fault lies inside the plastic surround somewhere. Sick of things with faults!
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Follow Up By: Member - Bill F (VIC) - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 19:01

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 19:01
Hi Laura

My Engel could last a lot longer but it fits where I want to USE it

(tongue in cheek)

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Reply By: JERRYNIC - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 11:42

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 11:42
I have a Waeco cf50 and the same the error light just comes on at any time . So after some choice word i sat down and with a clear head i cleaned all of the contacts . Both 240 and 12 volts and presto no more problems.
May be this be your problem
Regards jerrynic
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 13:42

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 13:42
Well sometimes you don't feel too bad about having one of the older CF50 that use the Mobitronic transfomer when using 240V.

Had ours for over 6 years. Once I'd ironed out the low and high power switch settings it has never ever given us grief. It runs effortlessly for weeks and in some cases months.

I still think t was one of the best camping equipment investments we ever made. Worth its weight in gold.

I've come across a few Engels at work that experience the same problem with their internal voltage switch.

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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 15:25

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 15:25
Our Waeco 110 is over 6 years old and runs 24/7 in the car, and every time i have trouble with the error light there has always turned out to be a problem.
I have had a repair done to the fridger once, which was the result of human error. Not me !!! LOL
So Mr Willem I suggest ya get on ya horse and ride on out and look for the problem, the fridge is telling you something.
Not sure if you have one, but I used to have a kill switch on the battery, and one time it was this that wasnt letting enough current through.
Chucked it out and all ok.

Cheers mate, happy hunting, Pesty
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 17:28

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 17:28
Hey Mr Pesty

Fridge has been repaired once by mechanic in Pirie, under warranty. Now lights come on but no motor running on both 12 and 240. Going to insist that complete overhaul is necessary or Waeco can replace the bloody thing!

Maybe I have too much electricity in my body which then short circuits anything electric that I touch....hahahahaha


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