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Todd

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Just about to leave Perth and found that my NL 90L is not cooling anymore. Damit. It is a 2014 model with a Dolium sticker. So will have to call them Monday.
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Dollium replaced my fridge, even though the warranty expired 2 years ago.

The process was very quick too. After dropping into Dolium agent in Perth Monday morning, I had picked up a new fridge by Tuesday lunchtime. ( I did speed up the process by delivering my fridge to the refrigeration mechanic for testing, rather than leaving it at Dolium for them to courier.

They did want proof of purchase. Luckily I had the original invoice (itemised) from Conqueror still in my email inBox, and that satisfied them.

Dolium wanted me to pay for the inspection. The fee was $75.




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Good outcome Todd

Hope that new fridge slide wasn’t the cause LOL

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And another one to add to the list, which from memory, started back in Jan 2016.
Great outcome for 2yrs out of warranty. I'm sure Dolium realise that from 2014 (?), they had a faulty batch.

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Hey Anthony, The new fridge is working a treat on my new fridge slide! Thanks for all your help with the fridge slide by the way. I'm leaving Perth with almost a newly refurbished UEV!

Hey Filbee, yes it was 2014. Someone previously asked on this post why NL didn't do a recall because of faulty Copper pipe. I asked this, and the answer was that NL don't know what fridge's the bad pipe was installed into.

When I was at the fridge mechanic, I asked what fridge would they recommend? They said National Luna. Most fridge manufacturers would have said "so sad too bad" to my situation. And when looking around the fridge mechanics workshop I saw mainly Waecos lying around (mind you that might also mean they have a lot more units in the market place).

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New fridge arrived Monday, very happy indeed as it works.


So here we go again. Took the camper away at christmas only to find that the fridge was playing up. Sooo it has been back at the repaier who rang me yesterday to say that it is stuffed. Electronic controller is fried butttt it is leaking gas......

Now this fridge was new in January last year and was used for 3.5 months when we went to W.A. To have one fridge fail could be considered unlucky but to have two indicates what we all know that these fridges have a common fault being the refrigerant lines leaking. A fault that the manufacturer still has not fixed by way of design update.

Good news is that I am being sent a replacement fridge this time at no cost to me, last time I has to send the old fridge to W.A. 

I will wait to see when the new fridge arrives.




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Hi All,

I’m having trouble with my NL fridge also, it is not cooling from time to time and I was hoping to get it sorted before it was too old. Currently about 1 year out of warranty, but by the looks of this post older fridges are getting replaced under warranty.

Whilst the Brisbane NL supplier is offering parts only warranty repair, I am having trouble getting a repairer to pin point a fault. The fridge occasionally stops cooling when the ambient temp rises.

I have completely rewired this circuit to ensure there is nothing wrong with the wiring, I just can’t get the unit to play up while being tested.

Is the occasional non cooling an indication of further faults or did they just stop altogether on day?

Thanks for any help,

Greg
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Hi All,

I’m having trouble with my NL fridge also, it is not cooling from time to time and I was hoping to get it sorted before it was too old. Currently about 1 year out of warranty, but by the looks of this post older fridges are getting replaced under warranty.

Whilst the Brisbane NL supplier is offering parts only warranty repair, I am having trouble getting a repairer to pin point a fault. The fridge occasionally stops cooling when the ambient temp rises.

I have completely rewired this circuit to ensure there is nothing wrong with the wiring, I just can’t get the unit to play up while being tested.

Is the occasional non cooling an indication of further faults or did they just stop altogether on day?

Thanks for any help,

Greg


We had our fridge repaired and then on our next trip had the same issue happened again.  Got it looked at again by a different repairer and they couldn't fault it.   Next trip happened again.

I think what was happening was the low voltage cut out - after it goes below the setting it looks to stop the fridge cooling even if the battery is then charged and goes over 11.3v  (needs to get to 12.5v before it will start again I believe) Both the repairer nor NL didn't mention this could have been the issue.   Still not 100% sure this is the issue we had as it didn't work even after a days driving which you would think would have charged it to above 12.5v

Not sure if the same issue - but might be worth a look next time.
  

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What an epic read.

I remember seeing a post about "thin wiring", but just came across this post and was mesmerized by the read about the National Luna.

One of the interesting things was the low cost of freight from the East Coast to WA, and before I get bombarded with msgs, when you're living on the West Coast and talk freight to the East Coast, you're normally negotiating a mortgage top up on your home loan 😉

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Greg, who did you go to in Brisbane ? I used Freezetec at ClevelAnd, they were great and got mine sorted in good time. Maybe give them a try if it wasn’t who you used.
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Unrelated to faulty gas plumbing on the National Luna fridges...........just check that you don't have BOOST in the "on" position. This will allow the fridge to run continuously, dragging the batteries down. Learnt the hard way whilst camping in the Brindabella Mountains a few years ago. Had to bail and find a caravan park to get 240v back into charge the batteries. I'd mistakenly left the solar panel extension cord at home, so that section of the holiday was cut short. However, dropped into an electrical shop in Yass and had a new extension cord made. Back to being happily off-the-grid again, holiday back on track. 

Cheers, Filbee56 

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All, 

Thanks for the assistance. I have double checked everything mentioned and all is fine. 

Whilst I was travelling through Brisbane I used The Fridge Whisperer. He seemed good, just very busy and my timeframe didn't help. Anyway, the fridge worked fine for him , as mentioned it works most of the time and then stops cooling. Unsure if he checked refrigerant levels or looked for leaks, he just said that it was cooling fine because it was at -15 on his bench test.

I'm just testing it myself at home for the moment, but due to low ambient temps, I dont think I will be able to get it to play up. 

There was some mention on this thread about different series, metal handles vs plastic, can anybody elobarate on this in relation to the faulty series. 

Thanks All. 

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Can anyone post the contact details for Dolium, seems I need to contact them as my 90L has the internal gas leak issue as well. 5 years old.
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Previously posted in this thread:

Details for Dolium below

Attention Aurora Milentis
Dolium Pty Ltd
2/248 Welshpool Road, Welshpool WA 6106
Ph: 08 9358 2575 Fx: 08 9451 2499
Email: info@dolium.com.au
Web: http://www.dolium.com.au

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I see this thread hasn’t been used in a while. My 90L NL fridge has packed it in, took it to a service agent and it has an internal leak, cannot be fixed.
Phoned Dolmio head office which is now in Ormeau QLD and taken over by another company AECCAA and the fun has started. David from AECCAA was helpful and will contact NL and see what they can do.I was told that my serial number 61404 was not imported by Dolmio but by Conqueror so I need to contact conqueror, phoned Conqueror in Newcastle spoke to Peter, very helpful and was told they have never imported fridges because they need a special CFC importing licence, must have been before he took over conqueror and it’s a manufactures problem.
I’m 12 months out of warranty, fridge has only been only used a hand full of times a year and now its buggered. Also the NL factory burnt down in November 2019. I’ll see how this week goes. Hopefully I will have the same result as other 90L fridge owners that have had internal gas leaks.

James
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