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vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21298
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 11 8:04 pm    Post subject: Freezer repair  Reply with quote    

We have a small Waeco mobile freezer which until last year proved to be an excellent little device capable of chilling or going down to -20C. We bought it just before the first skill share weekend so we could bring back DS foodstuffs.

Last year it stopped working and cursory tests didn't reveal anything fixable. I thought it was a thermoelectric cooler and if it went wrong that was the end of the story. It wasn't until this evening I got around to have a proper look to see it there was an obvious problem with it's innards.

I was surprised and relieved to find it was a compressor chiller, just like a domestic freezer, and knew that it was unlikely to have complicated black box electronics. After removing the base and protective cover from the simple PCB controller I noticed the power leads were squashed and one of the leads had shorted agains the solder post of the power socket. A quick re-soldering to clean the repair and move it the lead out of the way cured the problem. We now have a working freezer again.

Ice cream rapture to follow soon - that's my religion.

12Bore



Joined: 15 Jun 2008
Posts: 9088
Location: Paddling in the Mersey
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 11 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

result!

windyridge



Joined: 03 Oct 2010
Posts: 2732
Location: Up the garden from Henry
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 11 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well done that man!.. what flavour icecream will you make?

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21298
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 11 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

windyridge wrote:
Well done that man!.. what flavour icecream will you make?


Make I find opening a tin of beans a challenge.

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Posts: 8433
Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 11 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sweet. Its so nice to be able to fix stuff that most folk would have sent to the tip & bought a new one.

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