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Kool Mate 40 Cord melt down

During the first year Igloo replaced my 12 volt cord twice due to meltdown. The cord gets very hot and the plastic around the fuse eventually deteriorates to the point you can smell it. After the one year warranty they refused to replace the cord blaming a possible voltage problem on my Pontiac Torrent. I measure the voltage to be app. 12.6 Volts. Well below their maximum rated operating voltage of 14 Volts. Is it a cord problem or is the unit drawing to much power?

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  • donlou Jan 08, 2009

    Thank you for the very prompt response. Will contact Igloo.

  • rd73996 Jan 19, 2009

    this is my second unit in less than year,the plug keeps melting


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The unit itself is the problem. You should call coleman customer service and tell them you have been haveing this problem from the start and ask to talk to a manager. Tell them that the cord has been replaced numerous and that you checkd voltage and this is fine. You want a new unit because it has been happening since you bought it and all the keep sending is the cord. Tell them if anythig bad happens pertaining to safety issues that you don,t want to call the better bussiness office and that they will be responsible for any damage done due to a faulty unit. Be professional about it and I am sure they will help you.

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I had the same problem on a Coleman Powerchill. I cut the plug off and replaced it with another plug from an old spotlight. Worked fine ever since.

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