Modern technology, including mobile app, USB port and internal LED light
Energy efficient compressor technology for fast and efficient cooling
Can operate on solar power
Some reviewers complain about high power draw
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Why Waste Money Buying "Quality" Dometic
Purchased a new Dometic CFX 75DZW fridge in March. As Grey Nomads we spend a lot of time travelling and the freezer in the fridge in our new motor home is relatively small. Have used Waeco fridges for many years with no problems whatsoever (all over Australia). The 75 DZW met our needs of plenty of cold drinks capacity as well as a seperate additional freezer compartment. Worked great for 2 weeks then an Error Code 33 "Compressor Failed to Start" occurred. Followed instructions and turned off for 5 minutes and restarted and worked again for 2 d...ays. Has been switched off for a few weeks while at home. Started up a week ago as going away again tomorrow for a few months. Worked fine for 2 days and now continually faults to Error Code 33 on 12V operation. Is going to take 6 weeks to be looked at. We selected the Dometic over much cheaper brands as we wanted reliability. We should have saved our money and taken a punt with a cheaper brand or maybe even an Engel.
Purchased in March 2021 at BCF Physical Store for $1,399.00.
What a disgrace
Not even 3 years old. Never been able to keep cold even after technicians. Now it is freezing. Changed the order for our 17 lease vehicles from Waeco's to Engel's.
Purchased in May 2018.
Awesome fridge, good, strong and reliable
Have had my waeco for 8 years now and it is still going as strong as new. Only issues I have had with it was power supply related. They really need a good solid constant power supply like a stand alone deep cycle battery.
The fridge doesn’t like running on med-low battery supply setting, 12vdc and up and she just keeps on chugging away keeping the beers ice cold. Very happy with this fridge.
Purchased at Anaconda for $1,250.00.
Save for a fridge that will last
Packed up after 1 year, so still in warranty. 3 months of trying to get into contact with waeco/dometic with no response. Customer service non-existent. Dont waste you time save for a brand that will last and wants your return business
Purchased in September 2019.
- CFX3 55IM (53L)
Don't waste your money on the ice maker model
We bought this to use on weekend camping trips - and the occasional 5-7 day trip.
As a refrigerator alone, it draws more power than my brothers 6 year old version. I would have thought modern technology should be using LESS power.
I have a 120AH lithium battery and I can barely get 3-4 days of real world use out of it (opening for food and drinks) - doing tests at home unopened I get almost 7 days.
Then - the Ice Maker. Its a shelf that allows you to make small trays of ice. What a gimick. Using the Ice marker, Dometic have confirmed that I will struggle to get 48 hours use with a 120AH lithium battery. At that rate its a waste of money as I can't even get a weekend (friday night to sunday) worth of use out of it.
Purchased at Anaconda for $1,399.00.
- CFX 95DZW (94.5L)
Bluetooth: False Advertising on Product Capability
Dometic advertise their CFX3 products as being manageable by a phone app connecting bluetooth. This is false, so false it's like, ACCC-reportable-false. All the details around this (many users) can be found on the reviews for the app on the Google playstore. Disgraceful after the amount of money you pay for these fridges. I won't be getting back the lost hours of my life. You could justifiably argue the return of your Dometic fridge. I won't be at this stage as it is actually functioning.
If you purchase based on this feature be prepared to be very disappointed. and you'll hear nothing but an auto-reply from a company rep.
Purchased in March 2021.
Total Crap I bought one 3 years ago
Hey Guys if your a truck driver and not using carpet to driver on these things are crap. i have had 3 of these things in 3 years.. two new one under clams and now the 3 is stuffed // no more the end
Purchased in February 2017 at BCF for $1,200.00.
Customer service what a joke
Wifi doesn’t work. Can’t use remote app. Customer support unresponsive after several emails and Facebook contact. Go Engle instead. Very disappointed and won’t be recommending them to anyone. Engle will be my next purchase for camper
Purchased in February 2019 at BCF.
Hey all my cfx 75 comes up with error 2 code can anyone help diagnose it
The small side next to the compressor works
The big side doesn't
Worked well for the last 4 year
These are great fridges, a must for any camp trip
I’ve had a number of different fridges now and this has been best so far. Digital temp display is accurate and fridge works great as a freezer as well at -15deg on solar panels with a single 105amp/hr battery. We often go off grid for 10 days and I run the 65 and a small cfx28 for beers on 400w solar panels. Great product
Died within 12 months. Told it needs to be sent to QLD for 3 weeks for repair.
I bought a Dometic Waeco CFX75 less that 12 months ago. Used for one camping trip and about 3 months running on 240V in the garage. It died running on 240V.
It has been to a service centre for 2 weeks and they are now saying that it needs to be returned to QLD for fixing and this will take 2-3 weeks. No offer of a replacement, they clearly don't actually guarantee their product. $1400 waste of money - buy an Engel!
Purchased in September 2019 at Anaconda for $1,400.00.
My fridge has, been fine for 12 months and now won't cool
My fridge won't cool on either 12 or 240 v stays on 15 odd degrees has the green light on, can hear a noice from the compressor area but it's not a compressor running sound? Any help cheers??
Purchased in January 2019 at Chrisco for $1,500.00.
- CFX 95DZW (94.5L)
Best fridge ever (Hot tip on air flow for your fridge in camper)
Got a 95l and a smaller cfx in the 4x4 and they just tick away and use FA power. In my camper I had trouble with the 95 not getting to temp on the freezer side so put a fan in the fridge draw/ box to suck the heat out and pull cold air in. It made all the difrance(picture below, it's a bit rough but I done it out bush with bits I had ) Also the tie downs over the vents were restricting air flow so I cable tied them for better air flow and now uses even less power. Bloody top fridges and I use both on a weekly basis.about 7 months in and still r...unning good in the top end of Queensland 40 degree days with 80% humidity it does it easy if it's full on -19 freezer and fridge on 3 both loaded up with food. On 12v pulling between 4 to 6 amps. Awsome fridge and in a off road van that actually spends loads of its time off the bituman.
Purchased in July 2019 at Freddy's fishing and outdoor Cairns Qld for $1,595.00.
1 star is the lowest I could give it.
The fridge lasted 5 months before it developed a gas leak and stopped cooling completely. It took 7 weeks of fighting Dometic to get a new fridge. To pay $1400 for a fridge to last not even 6 months isn't acceptable. Maybe this one fridge was faulty, but would you trust it out west to not let you down, after it already has once? Absolutely not. So when it does break in the middle of your trip and your food goes off, you then have to deal with terrible customer service. I'll never buy another Dometic product again.
Purchased in September 2019 at Anaconda.
faulty fridge/terrible customer service
The worst customer service, faulty fridge not willing to help out with anything telling me that it’s normal. Fridge won’t hold temperatures runs constantly they have told me to take it to a local dometic dealer and they can’t work out with dometic how to fix the issue now with out a fridge for who knows how long and it’s only 2 months old used twice.
Purchased in September 2019 at BCF for $1,500.00.
Camping game changer
Used this fridge for all of our food whilst camping for a week. Completely avoided the soggy wet food in a defrosted esky. Only wish the stands were able to hold the weight of the 95l fridge.
Purchased in December 2019 at BCF Physical Store for $1,200.00.
Crap customer service, already has problems
Bought the cfx 50L a year ago and its already not working- tried contacting dometic over a handful of times now with no replies. Such poor customer service especially seeing how expensive it was.
Purchased in January 2019 at Anaconda for $15,000.00.
DOMETIC CFX 95DZ2
We bought one of these about 2 1/2 years ago. They were new out and the concept of separate fridge/freezer appealed to us. We were going across the Simpson Desert and needed a bigger unit. The extra current draw didn't worry us as we knew we would be travelling most of the time. and had a 120 watt solar panel on the roof rack. Alas, no sooner we bought it problems with temperatures fluctuating started.
We took it straight back and they gave us a new replacement. Fine!! About 2 months later it simply packed it in. Just as well we were on a trial...
Purchased in May 2017 at TJM Physical Store for $1,650.00.
Cfx40 Poor Quality Electronics that fail and Dometic unhelpful
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 2015 at BCF for $1,100.00.
- CFX 75DZW (75L)
Brand new - good track record
The new CFX models from Waeco have lower current draw probably due to Waeco using its own compressor.
I cringe when I read the crap "reviews" like the bloke here whose unit was a few days out of warranty and he told the repairer to keep it. Not likely and under Australian consumer rules the buyer has an expectation that an item will/should last a certain time and if that time is outside the warranty period but within reasonable expectations it doesn't matter! If that story was true the owner would threaten Waeco and they would have jumped up qu...
Purchased in November 2019 at Snowys Outdoors Online store for $1,274.00.
Questions & Answers
My fridge works perfect on 240 volt but now doesn’t work when plugged into my car or other cars for that fact and when I turn it over to manual over ride it does the same thing just cuts out and the red light flashes and just continues to get warmer .any ideas on how to fix this please ,I’ve had it back under warranty a few years ago for the same thing but it’s well past warranty now
I set my waeco 50lt on 2 deg and it does not stop and continues to drop to -18 deg, is the my thermistor not working.
Hi I have a cfx75. It won’t get cold although the compressor is running. I have noticed the fan is not spinning too. Is that the issue?
The Dometic Waeco CFX Series are powerful, modern and energy efficient portable fridge/freezers, capable of cooling quickly and reliably even in hot external temperatures. Though they are more expensive than similar fridges, they come in a range of sizes to suit your specific needs and price range.
|Category||Portable Fridges / Freezers||Portable Fridges / Freezers||Portable Fridges / Freezers||Portable Fridges / Freezers|
|Type||Dedicated Fridge + Freezer Combo||Dedicated Fridge + Freezer Combo||Dedicated Fridge + Freezer Combo||Dedicated Fridge + Freezer Combo|
|Can Capacity||72 Cans||42 Cans||45 Cans||60 Cans|
|Power Source||Car (Cigarette Lighter), Solar and Wall Outlet||Car (Cigarette Lighter) and Wall Outlet||Car (Cigarette Lighter), Solar and Wall Outlet||Car (Cigarette Lighter), Solar and Wall Outlet|
|Features||Digital Display Panel, Interior Light, Mobile App, Reversible Lid and USB Port||Interior Light, Removable compartment divider and USB Port||Digital Display Panel, Interior Light, Mobile App, Removable Lid and USB Port||Digital Display Panel, Interior Light, Mobile App, Removable Lid and USB Port|
|Cooling Capacity||-18 °C to +10 °C||-22 °C to +50 °C||10 °C to 18 °C|
|Weight||20.4 kg||13.1 kg||17.5 kg||18.5 kg|
|Dimensions||471 x 725 x 455 mm||425 x 342 x 620 mm||411 x 398 x 692 mm||461 x 398 x 692 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
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