Engel fridge readout

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:11
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Hi all,

I've got an Engel MT35F fridge and having not used it for a couple of months, I've noticed the temp. readout has gone blank.

Does anyone know if there's a battery which powers the readout in the fridge and if so, how/can it be changed?

Is there an Engel service centre in Canberra. The fridge was bought in Brisbane just over a year ago so I think it's out of warranty.

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:13

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:13
Mate,

Seeing as Engels don't break down, there has to be another reason.

Tried plugging it in??? :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Ray (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:15

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:15
Yeah, I have plugged it in, I imagine the readout runs of an internal battery of some sort as it used to run when the fridge was unplugged.

Just wondering if there is one, is it a rechargeable?

The fridge is running fine, just no temp readout.
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Reply By: scottp - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:17

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:17
yep they have a watch battery or simmilar in them. The instrucrion book that came with mine has directions on how to change it. From memory it requires removing the back grill. Pretty simple.

let me know if u have any trouble i will get the book out and give u an accurate decription
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Follow Up By: scottp - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:18

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:18
the battery is expected to last 2 to 2.5 years from memory
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Follow Up By: Member - Ray (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:21

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:21
Maybe my fridge was sitting in the store a mite too long. :-|

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Follow Up By: Member - Ray (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:23

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:23
Scott, if it's not too much trouble, could you give me a run-down on how to change the battery? I'm meant to be heading off tomorrow and would like to fix it ASAP.

I can't seem to find the manual for mine.

Unless someone knows of one online?

Thanks.
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Follow Up By: Stoo - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:45

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:45
Ray, I have a 60lt and had the same prob. the 60 has a grille on the top with the readout inside, just unscrew the part that contains the readout and behind it you'll find a battery compartment. As mentioned above it's like a watch battery, surely your size fridge is the same. Dick Smith sell every kind of battery like this.
Good luck
Stu
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Follow Up By: scottp - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:48

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:48
yep!!

Here goes.

1= remove fridge door
2=remove 4 screws which hold hinges
3=remove 2 screws and washers which secure compressor cover
4=take off and turn compressor cover over
5= turn the cap in an anti clockwise direction. Remove the cap and replace the battery (LR44)
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Follow Up By: scottp - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:52

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:52
instructiuons say battery life around 1 year

The display should show " b A " when the battery is needing replacement

When the display reads " C b L " the instructions say open the wiring and Replace indicator.

WHAT THE !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:24

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:24
I had to change mine after a couple of years, must admit I was surprised that it isn't a 12v display.
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Reply By: gramps - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:24

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:24
Just curious, but why would the temp readout be powered by anything but whatever powers the fridge? Is it just a cost saving exercise?
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Follow Up By: scottp - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:54

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 20:54
because that way when the power to the fridge is disconnected you still know the temp inside the fridge????
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Follow Up By: gramps - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 21:08

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 21:08
That sounds reasonable enough. Better than anything I can think of anyway. Thanks scottp.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:39

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:39
Thats not cost saving gramps. Magic touches like that cost us more money :)
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Follow Up By: gramps - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:55

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:55
Hahahaha Ray. As we know, cost savings for the manufacturer sometimes (?) don't get passed on to the consumer LOLOLOL
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Reply By: Member - Ray (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 21:23

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 21:23
Dare I say it, but after doing it the hard way (by taking the back cover off). I found the instructions stuck on the lid!!!

Surprised no-one's pointed it out yet. Maybe they're being polite. :-)

Thanks guys.
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Follow Up By: scottp - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 21:30

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 21:30
those guys at engel think of everything!!!!!
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Follow Up By: gramps - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:56

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:56
Are you seriously accusing anyone on this Forum of being polite? That'd be a first :))))))
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:00

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:00
Also Ray,

the engels come with a 3 year warranty. Both my Engels haven't had an issue in 14 years, so you probably won't need to know that.

Cheers
phil
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:43

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2006 at 22:43
hahaha, theyy coomme witth a wwarrantty...hahaha
for a doctor you're a funny bugga.
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Reply By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:04

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 19:04
leave it as is if the beer is cold...or if using as a frezzer...if the ice cream is cold...these are the best temp gauges yet
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Reply By: disco_cox - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 21:56

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 21:56
Batteries are available from ARB or even the supermarket...should be an LR44 battery.
regards,
disco_cox
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