Engel - What the?

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 21:42
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I have an Egel, 6 months old, that replaced an older one that was nicked.

The new one has the inbuilt thermometer and that's the problem.

The day before yesterday I looked at the temperature gauge and it was flashing on and off. The fridge was still working OK. Turned the unit off and then back on but no change, still flashing.

Today nothing from the gauge. The fridge still appears to be working as usual.

Was the flashing a secret code, or just an indication of a fault in the gauge?

Any ideas?

Banjo (WA)

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Reply By: Star Bug - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 21:50

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 21:50
The termometers in the newer Engels are powered by their own internal battery, which has a life of about 12 to 18 months. I'm guessing the battery has gone dead.

Remove the lid ans hinges, remove the control panel and you should be able to access the battery in the rear of the thermometer. LR44 from memory.

Or have a look in the instruction booklet you got with the fridge. It's detailed there.

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Reply By: crfan - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 21:57

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 21:57
Mine has the instructions on changing the battery on the inside of the lid
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Reply By: Member - Banjo (WA) - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 22:03

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 22:03
Star bug and crfan

Can't find the book and didn't notice the info on the lid.

Thanks very much for the prompt responses.

Glad it's not a 'problem' with the fridge, just with me!

Thanks again, Banjo (WA)
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 23:00

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 23:00
The fridge must have been hanging around a bit before it was sold. Mine is 20 months old and the battery is still going strong. I'll be changing it very soon rather than waiting for it to go flat in the bush.
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Follow Up By: Member - Pedro the One (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 23:38

Thursday, Jun 15, 2006 at 23:38
Handy Hint ...........
Tape a spare battery, [ they're fairly cheap ] on your unit somewhere [with gaffa tape] .... it will overcome any inconvenience next time it fails.
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Reply By: li'l rusty - Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 15:14

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 15:14
I bought a 40 L anniversary model around October 2005 and likewise had a probelm with my temperature readout, where the battery would only last about 2 months at a time before dying. It however did not flash like yours. When I finally took it back they just replaced the whole temperature unit saying they occasionally get a faulty one. I have had the new temp. unit in there for about 3-4 months now and no problem so far. Needless to say it was replaced under warranty, taking them just under a week to do. I have read that the battery usually last 12 months as a minimum. Otherwise a great fridge.
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Follow Up By: Member - Banjo (WA) - Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 16:32

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 16:32
Rusty

Thanks for the info. If the battery doesn't last around 12 months I'll have it checked.

Banjo (WA)
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