Fridge Globe

Submitted: Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 22:26
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Hi All,
I wonder if anyone out there can help me. The globe in our fridge has blown. What I thought would be a simple replacement job IS NOT!!. I ordered a globe with a local supplier who stated that there would be no problem getting a globe. Based on this, I threw the old globe in the bin. (wrong) The supplier now says they need more information about the actual globe size. SO, If anyone has a two door "frostbite" fridge freezer fitted in their van and can give me the brand and all the specifications that are written on the base of the globe. I would be very grateful.
Cheers Spydor & Robyn
P.S I was under the impression that the frostbite fridges were a "Waico" product. However, this is not the case according to the local Waico agent
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Reply By: Bob Bushwacker - Friday, Nov 15, 2013 at 03:44

Friday, Nov 15, 2013 at 03:44
Speak to Bob Parkinson. contact details below

He will tell you what you need and have them in stock

I bought some spares (and then misplaced them)

Bob Parkinson
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Unit 20, 14 Holbeche Rd
ARNDELL PARK NSW 2148
(02) 9672-1664

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Reply By: Spydor - Friday, Nov 15, 2013 at 04:18

Friday, Nov 15, 2013 at 04:18
Thanks Bob.
If the local mob over here draw a blank, I will give him a call
Cheers Spydor & Robyn
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Follow Up By: BushBoss - Friday, Nov 15, 2013 at 19:40

Friday, Nov 15, 2013 at 19:40
Hi Spydor
if it is the bulb give WAECO a call on 1800 212 121 and they can send you out a replacement.
However it is probably not. At the rear of the fridge there is a small piece of aluminium channel screwed to the metal base of the fridge. It is usually about 50mm long. In this channel are some wires attached to a resistor??? which controls voltage to the light in a 12v and 240v situation. From vibration the small joints break and therefore no light.
If you do not intend to run the fridge on 240v then it is a simple fix. There are 3 wires. Join the 2 red (power) and 1 black to earth and the light will work if it was not blown. If it is the bulb they are quiet expensive.
Hope this helps if not i can send you a diagram

Good luck
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Reply By: BushBoss - Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 20:02

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 20:02
I have had numerous member mesages regarding the fix for this issue if it is not the bulb.
Attached is a rough diagram of the fix but be aware that after changing the wiring you cannot hook up to 240v or it will blow the bulb. Hope this helps
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Reply By: Spydor - Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 22:39

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 22:39
Hi Lance,
Thanks for your input. The Frostbite fridge is a dedicated 12 volt fridge only. Runs the Danfoss compressor, so 240 volts don't come into the equation. The problem is the globe. When I removed the globe from the fridge, it was not clear glass, But burnt black inside and you could see where the filament had broken.
Cheers Spydor & Robyn
P. S. Thank god I don't have to sort out THAT wiring!!!!!
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