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Old 12-03-2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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Fridges

My current bad luck streak continues as my Dometic/Waeco cooler/ freezer gave up the ghost one month out of warrentee. They can't be repaired and have to be replaced when the compressor fails so there goes $600. Dometic was not interested in helping out.
I've been researching the replacement options and reading posts here and I thought I'd pass on a tidbit I discovered that contradicts one of the posted thoughts and may be helpful to someone else looking for one.
The Dometic/Waeco coolfreeze and the ARB coolers have Danfloss Compressors. The Engle has a totally different so called one moving part compressor that has been used successfully for many years. I had a Engle for over 15 yrs. some time ago. Wish I hadn't given it away. Best
PS: I have another new small Dometic and a new ARB in my trailer.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:51 AM   #2
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Re: Fridges

If you search a bit, I've found them on marine sites, you can find the compressors themselves for sale as part of DIY kits for installations in odd-shaped spaces or just for someone who wants to build a super-insulated fridge. It doesn't sound like money is really the issue here but if it is, that may be a much cheaper way to go than replacing the entire fridge.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:36 AM   #3
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Re: Fridges

I have nothing else to compare it to, but the 10 year old Norcold in the van that I've had for 1.5 yrs does a fine job of keeping the beer cool and my pre-cooked frozen dinners frozen.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:55 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I've found the compressors and taken the fridge apart but the equipment and the time seem prohibitive. Especially the soldering and charging
of the system. No shops want to touch it .
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