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my 10 year old 40 litre engel runs ok on 240 volt,but will not run on 12 volt,the lead is ok up to the fridge,also has made a rattling noise when running,any ideas please?thanks barry
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Dec 26, 2016 at 06:50

Monday, Dec 26, 2016 at 06:50
Hi Barry,

Sounds like the internal power supply board is cactus.
Same thing occurred with mine but I know what happened.
The 12 volt lead got shorted (squashed) and even though the fuses blew, the 12 volt portion on the power board was fried. Still ran OK on 240 volts.

The Engel technician advised as my fridge was the same as the current model, (except for the non digital display) he recommended the $400 cost of replacing the board was a viable solution, as apposed to $1200 or so for a new fridge.



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Reply By: Tony F8 - Monday, Dec 26, 2016 at 06:58

Monday, Dec 26, 2016 at 06:58
Just wondering if you have checked the 10 amp blade fuse located where the 240 and 12 volt leads plug in, people don't often check that.
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Follow Up By: Iza B - Monday, Dec 26, 2016 at 07:02

Monday, Dec 26, 2016 at 07:02
Have a good check of the fuse holder as well, if the fuse is OK. A good wack on the plug into the fridge has been known to break the fuse holder.

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Reply By: Tony F8 - Monday, Dec 26, 2016 at 07:25

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Follow Up By: Member - Rustygq - Monday, Dec 26, 2016 at 15:35

Monday, Dec 26, 2016 at 15:35
thanks Tony, good information, I didnt know there was a fuse there. I have filed that in the memory bank

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Follow Up By: Member - Barry P (VIC) - Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016 at 08:59

Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016 at 08:59
fuse, to tony thanks it was the fuse as your foto, now running 12 and 240 volt the only other problem it makes a rattle type noise when running,it would keep you awake if it was in your bedroom,i need some ideas what to do about this,do not want to take it to a dealer unless i have to,have rang a engel dealer ,they said i would have to bring it in,could not advise me on the phone thanks again barry
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016 at 09:01

Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016 at 09:01
It's an Engel, Barry!

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016 at 09:26

Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016 at 09:26
Hi Barry

As mentioned, it sounds like the compressor mounts are cactus and buggered.

Basicly they are small rubber bushes that sit on the mounts. Over time, they can and will perish, thus causing the mounting system to be metal on metal. They are a very cheap repair, from memory about $4 for a full set.


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Reply By: Tony F8 - Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016 at 09:10

Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016 at 09:10
Mines about 13 yrs old and has a a bit of a rattle on start up, but disappears after 5-10mins. Most older Engels do have the same problem. If you have the time, remove the rear cover and check the compressor mounts or it could be as simple as some of the cabinet screws are a little loose.
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