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Dometic Waeco TropiCool Series

Dometic Waeco TropiCool Series Questions & Answers

TC-14FL (14L), TC-35FL (33L), TC-21FL (20L)
3.6 from 32 reviews

22 questions from our users

David F.

David F.asked

Waeco CoolPro TC-21FL (20L)

Turn my fridge on, was left on for a full day and not even the slightest bit cold. Can anyone tell me what is wrong please

No answers

Alan

Alanasked

Waeco CoolPro TC-35FL (33L)

I have just connected mine via the 12 volt cord to a 240v adapter and the fridge shuts off and comes back on, does not run continuously

No answers

Joe

Joeasked

Yea mine is running on 240 volts ,but when switch to 12 volt ,keeps blowing fuses .

1 answer
Bradey S.
Bradey S.

Iv had the exact same problem. Did you have any luck fixing it ?


Graham P

Graham Pasked

Waeco CoolPro TC-14FL (14L)

Hi there.
Can you please tell me if the internal fan runs constantly with the external fan.
Ive got my cooler hooked up to 240volt and the external fan is going but getting nothing from the internal one.
Thanks

2 answers
Hardball
Hardball

It's supposed to.
Internal power supply has two low voltage components I believe. 1 x 5v & 1 x 10. Or something in that range. How those fans are connected up to those power supplies I do not know. Maybe a case of no power to one of the fans or a seized fan. If it's just a fan I used to salvage one of similar voltage from an old computer and screw them into place. These days it's even easier. You just look up the dimensions of the fan on mebay or amazon and source one with the appropriate voltage. All this is presuming you're Peltier unit is still operational....

Graham P
Graham P

Thanks mate. I have been down and purchased a new internal fan and hooked it up with no joy.
Will keep looking.


Claudia G

Claudia Gasked

Waeco CoolPro TC-35FL (33L)

Can I use my thermoelectric cooler lying on its side?

2 answers
Don
Don

Claudia
As the cooling system is mainly solid state electronics with a cooling fan on a heat sink I imagine that it should be ok. It should be like operating a notebook pc on its side.

Hardball
Hardball

Shouldn't make a scrap of difference, other than thermal leakage as cold air which will flow downhill, leaks out the lid seals.
Unlike conventional fridges, there are no moving parts other than fans so issues such as hydraulic lock, caused by lubrication oil getting past compressors when you tip fridges on their side, is not a problem.


Known1

Known1asked

Waeco CoolPro TC-21FL (20L)

The fan runs on my unit and its been plugged in for hours but not cooling down at all.

1 answer
Hardball
Hardball

Put an ammeter on it and measure the current in the 10 amp range. Might have to go to an auto electrician to do this as a hobby type ammeter will probably deliver an 'out of range error' if it's working properly.
If, however, your $10 multimeter indicates a current draw is minimal, like 600ma or something in the range of what a larger brushless computer fan would draw, then the Peltier device won't be working. If that's the case it will be a 'pull it apart' scenario to see if perhaps a wire has fused a connection.


jimmy

jimmyasked

Waeco CoolPro TC-14FL (14L)

my waeco 14 lt wont go cold om 240 volt and 12 volt checked both fans and they work perfect is there any thing i can do to fix the problem?

2 answers
Sacha W
Sacha W

I have the same probleme, do you resolved this ?

Hardball
Hardball

Refer to answer above for DIY testing of the Peltier unit.


Trav S

Trav Sasked

Waeco CoolPro TC-35FL (33L)

I need to replace the " top pcb control board for a tc35fl-ac? Do u know how much and what company would supply this? Its the chipboard control panel that goes inder the membrane digital all Waeco sticker

No answers

Bruey

Brueyasked

Waeco CoolPro TC-21FL (20L)

How many amps on 12 volt does tc 21 draw per hour?

1 answer
Ray G.
Ray G.

Under the unit it say's 4 amps @ 12 volts, that is provided you put cold items in to start with,these units only MAINTAINS items at the temp they were when they were put in to the unit,hope this helps.


Jack

Jackasked

Waeco CoolPro TC-14FL (14L)

My 14ltr has just stopped working on 12v, it works fine on 240v and was working on 12v Prior to connecting to 240v
Can I have some suggestions please?

No answers

Rob

Robasked

Waeco CoolPro TC-35FL (33L)

Our Tc-35Fl waeco won't work on 250 volt just clicks but does work on 12 v anyone know what's wrong it's the old style 2 pin cord and no fuse to be found anywhere were told its in the cord but isn't

1 answer
Amy R
Amy R

I have same problem


Pete L

Pete Lasked

Waeco CoolPro TC-14FL (14L)

We just got a Cool Pro TC14 and were testing it out. My daughter walked into the room and said what is that terrible noise. Apparently it emits a loud very high pitched noise. We can't hear it but she can. Seems to only occur when unit has reached set temp and external fan stops running. Has anyone else had this problem?

1 answer
Mike N
Mike N

Yes I have this very same problem, I’m unsure about weather it does it while at temperature or trying to get there buts it’s disturbing my sleep and I need to get to the bottom of it


Holger M.

Holger M.asked

Waeco CoolPro TC-21FL (20L)

Has anybody a proposal how to dismantle the inner fan? My TC-21FL does not cool well. While the outer fan is running non-stop, I cannot hear anything inside. I thought checking the inner fan but do not know how to access it. Any suggestions?

2 answers
definitelyme
definitelyme

Easy check - take a flashlight and a phone camera. Stick them in the box, close the lid and you should see the fan come on in the recording. If it does, cool! (har har), if not:

Remove the front panel. There are two connections on the circuit board labelled 'fan'. The one on the right is the external fan, the one on the left is the internal fan. VERY CAREFULLY (so as not to short your power supply) supply 12V to the one on the left (black negative, red positive) and watch/listen to see if the fan comes on. You don't need the lid on for this one because you are bypassing the switch. If the fan still does not come on, go to '1'. If it does come on go to '2'.

1) You need a new fan. The internal bit of plastic seems to be purpose-designed to be non-serviceable. You will have to cut the plastic down each side and pry it open. The will give you access to the fan, and once the fan is removed also to the three screws that secure the bit of plastic in place. Undo the screws, cut away the centre portion of the plastic at the bottom and now you have a removable cover that is secured in place by the plastic tabs at the top and the plastic tabs at the bottom, just not screwed in. You'll have to glue the side bits back on. Incidentally mine was really nasty inside that bit of plastic. Its crazy that Weico haven't made it possible to remove the piece for cleaning. Remove the fan, pulling a piece of fishing line through from the circuit board side so that you can re-lead the wires on a new fan. Buy a new fan from a computer shop for not-very-much money and install it.

2) If the fan DOES come on when you give it power directly then the problem must lie in the circuitry or the lid switch or something. Easiest solution I can come up with is to wire it in with the external fan so that it is always on. You'll lose a bit of efficiency because it will blow cold air out every time you lift the lid but it's better than nothing and provided the box is pretty full (of cold stuff) it shouldn't be too big a current draw. The fan itself only draws 0.22A which should be manageable.

Disclaimer: I'm not an electrician, a Weico aficionado or in any way technically or officially qualified to do this stuff in any way. I'm just a dude with a cool box that isn't working armed with a multimeter, a battery and some bits of old wire trying to bumble my way to a solution

Good luck. Hope this is useful to somebody else.

Hardball
Hardball

I dunno. More useful tips than the Waeco service division by all accounts.


Scotty

Scottyasked

Can you lay a waeco on its side when it's not running for transit

3 answers
KirstyB
KirstyB

I'd imagine it possible as in transit or storage to sales outlet they'd be in all sorts of positions...

Paulc98
Paulc98

If it is just an electronic cooler a d not a compressor version it should be ok

Narra
Narra

Yes, if it's thermoelectric.


Agro

Agroasked

Waeco CoolPro TC-14FL (14L)

Does it keep frozen food frozen?

2 answers
Paulc98
Paulc98

No it is a cooler not a freezer. You need a compressor mounted system

KirstyB
KirstyB

It is not a freezer, your frozen products will thaw.


Phil43

Phil43asked

Waeco CoolPro TC-14FL (14L)

My TC-14FL-AC takes "forever" to just cool the interior down on mains power. Is there something that I not doing. At present it has been running for nearly 20 hours..
SKU 9105302086
S/N 44400117.

2 answers
KirstyB
KirstyB

Sounds like you have a problem. Mine cools within a few hours even in a hot car.

Narra
Narra

Hardest thing to cool is air, if you can put something in it that is already reasonably cool it helps a lot. Mine cools beer overnight to 2 deg in mid 20 deg temp.


Tom krezic

Tom krezicasked

Waeco CoolPro TC-14FL (14L)

Where can I get a new circuit board in Brisbane

1 answer
Wombat
Wombat

I do not know about Brisbane, but I can recommend Allfix Appliances in Noosaville for any repairs 0754741930. I had my 240 volt board replaced in a 35 litre Coolpro.
Working perfectly.


Nod

Nodasked

Waeco CoolPro TC-35FL (33L)

My TC 35 fl just died while on a trip and a friend advised me to look for a fuse of some type. Removed the inspection cover that holds the fan and could see nothing replaceable so I may have to take it to a repairer.

But is it it worth the trouble with wages as they are today.

Any suggestions or just off to the dump.

6 answers
Paulc98
Paulc98

In the tip of the power cord there is a 5amp fuse. Remove the end cover by pulling it off and the fuse is easily accessable

Nod
Nod

Will give it a try tomorrow. Thank you very much for that

Nod
Nod

Had a good look for a fuse and there is none in this model. Tried to run the Waeco again and there is a slight hum coming from the mechanism, probably the cooling system but the fan does not operate.
Also tried it on 12v and still no success


jan c

jan casked

Waeco CoolPro TC-21FL (20L)

I have no instruction book
Do I leave on overnight & use it the next day without power of any sort? How long will it stay cold?

1 answer
Paulc98
Paulc98

Leaving on overnight will definitley cool the unit down. As for how long it remains cold without power can not be answered as it depends on daily temperatures and other factors


Ted

Tedasked

Waeco CoolPro TC-21FL (20L)

I have run on 240 volt and 12 volt each for over 12 hours and has got as far as slightly chilled, why?

2 answers
Wombat
Wombat

Do you have a thermometer to accurately read the inside temperature? Around $30 will buy you a Waeco or Engel, and about $35 will get you a cordless temperature read out model. Anything less is pure guesswork with the inside temperature. I have just finished cleaning out the fluff and dust build up in the electrical end of my TC35. Within an hour, the inside temperature has dropped from 8 to 4.6C and is still falling.

Cheryl
Cheryl

I ran mine on highest temperature setting and it cools from room temperature to cold over night. It depends on the ambient temperature.


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