Waeco Fridge Thermometer

I have an older model Waeco CF50 fridge which does not have the temperature readout on the controls.

So I recently purchased a Waeco external fridge thermometer. You know the two zone type.

My question is what do you folks who have a similar set-up ie: an external readout do with the wire from the sensor to to external display.

I have found that the lid on my fridge crushes the sensor wire when it is closed. I have had to repair the sensor wire twice already because of this.

There is a very small lip on the top of the fridge to which the rubber seal of the lid closes over.

I was thinking of filing a small gap (just large enough for the sensor wire) to stop the problem from happening again.

Cheers
Craig
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Reply By: dbish - Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 11:32

Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 11:32
Thats exactly what ive done. small groove for the wire & a bit of silicon to stop it moving.
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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 11:41

Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 11:41
I would do it this way – but if you are not experienced with hand tools - possibly stay with filing a grove in the ridge under the seal
Drill a hole through the side (above the evaporator/cooling zone).
Do it carefully - drill the outer skin and probe with a wooden skewer through to the inner skin to see that you don’t hit pipes.
Install your probe and plug the hole with a piece of foam.
I have used this method with old domestic fridges - converting them for other purposes.
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Reply By: Lex M - Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 12:39

Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 12:39
On my later model waeco, I removed the light cover and passed the wire down behind it and out the bottom of the light into the fridge.
I don't know if the early models had the same style of light.
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Follow Up By: Lex M - Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 12:41

Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 12:41
Should have mentioned I got the thermometer with the radio link to an external display which lives in the cab to monitor the fridge in the trayback.
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Reply By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 22:12

Thursday, Aug 02, 2012 at 22:12
I use an Engel wireless thermometer

It is wireless and works a treat. Cost about $35.

Pedro
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Reply By: CraigB - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 16:11

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 16:11
Thanks Guys,

I'll try filing a little bit out of the lip under the lid and use a dollop of silicon to protect and keep the wire in place.

Cheers
Craig
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