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    1.7 (3)
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    3.7 (3)
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    2.5 (2)
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Ian S.

Ian S.Richmond-Tweed, NSW

  • 2 reviews

Cfx40 Poor Quality Electronics that fail and Dometic unhelpful

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The main PBC board failed causing it to go from +2 to -22 without warning and freeze and explode the contents. Dometic wanted $66.00 to access the fault and another $221.00 to replace the PBC board. The fridge is just 4 years old and only been used a total of 10 weeks since new. Dometic customer phone support when asked the live span of CFX40 said at least 5 years trouble free service, but Dometic Service wont honour warranty for a known part failure and dont return phone calls to service department and service division needs a major shake up cleaning out the deadwood. I have a ENGEL 40lt running 24/7 since new and no problems In 19 years operation.

Purchased in September 2021 at BCF for $1,100.00.



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William D.

William D.South East Queensland, QLD

Giving a one star rating is to high.

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Keith

KeithHunter Region, NSW

  • 14 reviews

Be careful they do not last

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Purchased in February 2021 at Anaconda for $949.00.



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Jose Melo

Jose MeloSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Worked Fine

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Had it for my 25 day road trip working off my dual battery system on the car and worked perfectly, kept the beer cool and the food fresh. Fits fine on the back of the Patrol and managed to take the banging of some off road bumps like a champ. Also never managed to fully drain the battery so battery draw is as low as prommissed.

Date PurchasedDec 2017
pete

pete

  • 25 reviews

It does a very good job!

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Date PurchasedDec 2016
Chris

ChrisPerth, WA

  • 15 reviews

Not sure yet

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OK so I have used this once, on the mains power overnight when I first got it, worked fine, 3 months down the track went to use it again on mains power and nothing no power, however powers up via 12volt not sure if it cooled but. It did not even work on emergency mode via mains. So I'm thinking the 240v supply circuit is stuffed. After one use!! Does not fill me with confidence. And no its not the fuse or cord.

Date PurchasedJan 2017
Ryan Young

Ryan YoungAU

  • 2 reviews

Improved Waeco

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Seen nothing but issues with the old CF waecos and was turned off. I tried to purchase every other brand but as my ute tray was low I was stuck with the CFX40. I decided to give it a crack and got it for 899 at tent world. Been a great fridge no issues yet (3mnths) and is left on 24/7 on my ute dual battery. Had it running at 0deg in 55 deg temp in the back of my ute for the week and didnt fault. Not that thirsty on amps either. Impressed so far.

Date PurchasedDec 2016
Sunseaker

SunseakerOrmeau

Cape York Trip essential equipment, a fridge, researched, bought CFX 40 against advice from friends

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Date PurchasedMay 2015
Shanamasha

ShanamashaSydney Surrounds, NSW

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Great addition to the camp gear

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Family of four, first time using the fridge - 3 compartments - 2 in cage and one shallower fit everday access like butter. I took the basket at the local IGA because I was worried about space - for one basket of fresh food it's great. It cooled down quickly to the 4 degrees we set it at. Ours has the jacket on. Shop around for deals - it's an expensive piece of kit but will make life easier than ice runs and soggy cheese. We have it on a stand hooked up to a powered site. Anaconda will price match on individual items and beat by 10% - well worth looking into.

Date PurchasedJan 2017
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Gazajr

GazajrGladstone

  • 11 reviews
  • 9 likes

Best piece of camping equipment I ever purchased.

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Date PurchasedNov 2014
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Questions & Answers

Mark

Markasked

CFX 40W (41L)

Part of the number display has not been working for some time, its not a problem if you can work out what its ment to show, just now when its ment to be on 4 or even 10 deg its frezzing everything both on 240v and 12v

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Keith Mulholland

Keith Mulhollandasked

CFX 40W (41L)

The display is only showing part of the number but the fridge was still operating ok until today then it stopped. Now it is going again. what is the most likely problem.

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Trevor

Trevorasked

CFX 40W (41L)

I have a Waeco CFX 40.
If the power is dropped off, 12 or 240 volt, it defaults to - 22 degrees when it is repowered. The thermostat works fine once it is reprogrammed back to the correct setting. My question is, do they have a small internal memory battery for remembering the most recent thermostat setting.
I would appreciate some constructive, knowledgeable assistance.

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Ian S.
Ian S.

PBC board is faulty and needs replacement like many others.

Trevor
Trevor

Can you please give me a quote on replacement parts posted to 2870?

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