Chescold 3 way fridge needs 240V element

Submitted: Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 10:03
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Hi there, I have had this fridge looked out and diagnosed and it needs this element below, any cheaper alternative? Thanks

Chesco 240V 150W Element Str,HELIOS
Part : CC-035705 60440111 60440111 $101.95

Chesco 240V 150W Element Str,HELIOS

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Measures 90mm x 19mm diameter
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Reply By: kingswoodwagon - Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 14:07

Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 14:07
Thats around what i paid for a replacement element for mine a few years ago + shipping. There easy to replace - I've since seen them for sale in caravan stores for around the same.

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Reply By: kingswoodwagon - Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 14:13

Monday, Jun 22, 2009 at 14:13
Whoops, sorry I was wrong, I replaced mine with the 240v 120w 150mm x 9.5mm - I paid around $120 incl shipping from a fridge parts supplier.

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Reply By: ozwasp - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 00:44

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 00:44
Hi

I used a gasmate element which only cost $10... Although they slugged me $15 for post

The gasmate ones are only 90W and are slightly wider than the Chescold (F400) ones, but will work. It didn't fit in the slot designed for the element, so I wired it next to it and it stilled worked - took a while to chill and wouldn't freeze. You may be able to bore out the slot to make the element fit - it wouldn't take much.

Phone Sitro and ask them for an element for a Gasmate 3 way fridge if you're keen.

Cheers, Will.
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Follow Up By: ozwasp - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 00:44

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 00:44
Ooops mine is only about 1cm thick.
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Follow Up By: oldtrack123 - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 21:15

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 21:15
Hi

Just remember it will NOT cool as well in higher temps.
YOu are looking @ 30% LESS heat input & that is what makes the fridge work.
IF you only use it in cold areas or just want a cooler ok but you may be very disappointed if trying to use it as a fridge.
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Follow Up By: oldtrack123 - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 21:19

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 21:19
HI
correction to above ,40% less heat input, would now be very doubtfull
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Reply By: JAZZY - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 08:40

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 08:40
Thanks, that is whats so great about these forums, someone has something that will work!

I have just rung my local portable refrigeration company and they are asking for the model of the Gasmate fridge (I wasnt game to tell him my plan on using this for my Chescold) - do you know what part number of the Gasmate model or any other details so I can advise him?
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Follow Up By: ozwasp - Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 20:57

Tuesday, Jun 23, 2009 at 20:57
Phone Sitro directly, they will be alot cheaper... There is only one Gasmate 3 way fridge too, so the part should be pretty easy to track down

SITRO

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Reply By: kcandco - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 20:48

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 20:48
Hi Jazzy

It it were me I would spend the extra and fix it properly. If you intend to keep the fridge you will get the performance benefit. If you intend to sell in the future what will you tell the buyer?? dodgy operation on 240v? Money saved now might come back to haunt you later.

regards Kc
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Reply By: JAZZY - Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 08:20

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 08:20
Yes, after careful consideration, I have decided to leave it alone. We don't need it as we have the fridge in the van, and you are correct, I really cannot sell it with the wrong part. I guess I will just keep it and maybe give it away to someone who might like to spend $100 to fix it.
Thanks for all of your help guys,
Cheers w@w
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