Waeco HDC 220ltr problem

Submitted: Saturday, May 09, 2015 at 02:17
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Hello to every one out there. I have a waeco HDC-220 fridge which was brought new with my Bushtracker. My compressor is running all the time.thought it may need a new thermostat,which i have ordered.went and brought a digital thermometer put the probe in the fridge,with dail set at 4. the temp reading in the fridge is 13 degrees c.But the freezer is working properly and freezing water blocks.Any help or if some one has had similar problem could they let me know. My van and fridge where brought in 2012. Cheers Ron.
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Reply By: Two Itinerants - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 08:19

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 08:19
G'day Ron and Sharon,
We have a similar fridge and found that the main compartment door needs an extra shove to make sure that it is completely closed tightly (including the bottom). If there is any break in the seal, all cold air will escape causing the fridge to keep trying to maintain the desired temperature. Also, as our fridge has solid glass shelves (instead of wire rails allowing circulation throughout the fridge), we decided to lay non-slip material on the shelves - this appears to have helped the fridge keep cooler as well.
I hope you don't mind me "stating the obvious" about the closing of the door.
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Follow Up By: Fugly - Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 09:10

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 09:10
Hello Keith,
Have the same fridge... the HDC-220!
How did you go about fitting the non-slip... is just sitting there or is it glued in some way? If glued, what did you use?
Can you give any evidence that it "appears" to keep the fridge cooler?
Look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Alias Craig and Jan

PS... I'll go and check the obvious about extra shove in the morning!!!
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Follow Up By: Theywent Thataway - Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 01:23

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 01:23
Have also found the extra push is needed to ensure the door seal is fully closed.

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Reply By: Ron and sharon - Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 20:51

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 20:51
Hi Keith, Thanks for the reply. Yes the fridge doors are sealing ok,always make sure of that. I think my problem may have been that i have always had the fridge running,since i have owned it.did this to keep the batteries working and ticking over.But I turned fridge off for a bout 2 weeks before we went on a trip. then i found the fridge not working properly-compressor running all the time because the temp wouldnt come down past 9 degrees.since this has happened i found very small ants in the caravan and in the fridge compartment so have sprayed with surface spray. I think i have got rid of them.when i drove to Bundy to get fridge looked at,we pulled into GIN GIN for lunch, the fridge had got down to 4 degrees. when Barron Gas looked at it it all appeared to working fine.back home now and fridge still a bit strange as it will get down some times to 0 degrees. need to go over a bumpy road ,because i believe the ants may have got in around the condenser.If so then it would have affected the cooling of the fridge. so maybe a rough road will loosen any nest up behind condenser. the condenser is sealed in,but ants could find there way in. Fingers crossed . Thanks again Keith. hope to bump into you in our travells .Cheers.
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