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    Hi guys,

    I bought a Snomaster 66L fridge / freezer last year October, and last Saturday it just conked out. Took it to the supplier who sent it to the agent in Windhoek. The agent then indicated that the compressor is not working anymore and that they will have to replace it.

    Apparently there aren't any snomaster compressors currently available in Windhoek and they are waiting to get some from South Africa.

    Have anybody experienced the same kind of issue, taking into account that the fridge / freezer is relatively new, as well as the issue concerning availability of compressors in Namibia / South Africa.

    Have a nice one.
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    Default Re: Snomaster compressor just conked out...

    Quote Originally Posted by PGS View Post
    Hi guys,


    Apparently there aren't any snomaster compressors currently available in Windhoek and they are waiting to get some from South Africa.


    Phone Snomaster directly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post


    Phone Snomaster directly

    Tel: 011 392 5315 / 3147

    Thanks, I did give the guys at Snomaster a call on Saturday already and they indicated that I should take the fridge to their agent here in Windhoek.
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    Default Re: Snomaster compressor just conked out...

    There is a 7-year warranty on the Snomaster 66 Watt Compressor used in all their newer fridge/freezers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DC Polokwane View Post
    There is a 7-year warranty on the Snomaster 66 Watt Compressor used in all their newer fridge/freezers.

    I am happy with the warranty on the Snomaster as it turns out, it is the apparent unavailability of the compressor that is of concern to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGS View Post
    I am happy with the warranty on the Snomaster as it turns out, it is the apparent unavailability of the compressor that is of concern to me...
    Daar is net 'n voorraad probleem in Windhoek en nie by Snomaster nie.

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    Default Re: Snomaster compressor just conked out...

    If the failure rate is so low its probably classified as a Level 3 part and wont be carried locally due to the cost of procurement and having it sit around for just-in-case
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    Just to give feedback:

    Three snomasters are currently awaiting compressors to be replaced at the agent in Windhoek.

    The compressors are on its way, and if all goes well I should have my snomaster back by end of the week.

    ...
    Last edited by PGS; 2019/03/04 at 08:59 AM.

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    Hi PGS,
    Who is the agents in windhoek for repairs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by janseekat View Post
    Hi PGS,
    Who is the agents in windhoek for repairs?

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    Thanks, I have dealt with them on occasion. Very friendly an efficient.

    Coenie

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    Default Re: Snomaster compressor just conked out...

    Quote Originally Posted by PGS View Post
    Just to give feedback:

    Three snomasters are currently awaiting compressors to be replaced at the agent in Windhoek.
    In the past they were just No-master here. Seems there is some improvement.
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    Same story. I'm on a 30 day overland trip and my Snomaster has gone kaput. 4days hot beer in Khutse! And 25 days to go. So do I hump or dump 25 kgs of useless metal?
    Should have spent the extra on an Engel orNL unit

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    We are going on a long weekend trip to Goanikontes and the Naukluft 21 March .
    In view of the above posts, i am taking my snowmaster out of storage today and start the sucker.
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    Update:

    Spoke to the agent this morning again, now informing me that the compressor might only be here by end of the month.

    Obviously not happy about this at all, so I called the guys at Snomaster SA (Very helpful). They will now find out what is going on and give me a call back...

    Last edited by PGS; 2019/03/11 at 01:41 PM.

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    Default Re: Snomaster compressor just conked out...

    Quote Originally Posted by PGS View Post
    Update:

    Spoke to the agent this morning again, now informing me that the compressor might only be here by end of the month.

    Obviously not happy about this at all, so I called the guys at Snomaster SA (Very helpful). They will now find out what is going on and give me a call back...

    Do they use their own brand of compressor? Or is it Danfos?

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    Default Re: Snomaster compressor just conked out...

    • Yes, they use their own brand, a 66 watt SnoMaster compressor.

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    Default Re: Snomaster compressor just conked out...

    So it seems its still a nomaster here. I sold a 60l due to poor service here, and no backup from SA.
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    Last edited by JLK; 2019/03/11 at 06:46 PM.
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    Update:

    I am still waiting for my Snomaster to be fixed and returned by the agent... by next week Wednesday it will be a month since the Snomaster was delivered to the agent to replace the compressor.

    Got a loan Snomaster fridge/freezer from Outdoor Warehouse in Windhoek last Friday.
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