ENGEL lid hinge retainer..

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 12:04
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Does the lid on your Engel (MT 35 or 45) tend to 'slide off' the pins of the hinge??
I've tried bending the pins a bit for better securing- to no avail..
Engel must realize the problem and now have a Hinge Lock.
Part# 35 HLK Price $3.99
Spied it & bought it in the local camping shop (Rays) this morning.
And yes- you can still easily remove the lid if necessary.




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Reply By: Member - Jaap C (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 13:01

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 13:01
Signman
Had the same problem
Used a small(thin) cable tie around the hinge (same direction as the pin) and solved the problem
Been fixed 5 years now and can still remove the lid if required
Hope this helps
Regards
Jaap
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Reply By: Member - Cruiser (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 13:03

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 13:03
Signman,

Had the same problem then bought the lock from BCF, problem solved.

Cheers,

Cruiser
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Follow Up By: Ircon - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 14:49

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 14:49
Yep it's a known problem. If you are at a camping show ask the Engel rep and you'll normally get one free.
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 14:56

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 14:56
I just keep a bit of an eye on mine and give it a little wack in the right direction just to keep it in line.

Same as I do with Missus and kids.

Ducking for cover now :o)

Duncs
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 15:05

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 15:05
For the sake of 4 bucks- haven't gotta whack the fridge.....or the missus !!

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Reply By: Red Frog - Vic - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 17:06

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 17:06
Complain to Engel and they will most likely post one free, they did for me.
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Reply By: Member No 1- Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 17:29

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 17:29
i put a burr on mine ..it doesnt come off now... so i wont lose it will I ?

cant understand why any one would need to take the lid off
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Reply By: CamperGurl - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 18:01

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 18:01
Hey
The lid is actually designed to slide off, as you can purchase an extra called the Two-Zone to slide in place of the lid giving you extra height and more space in your fridge, and you slide the lid back ontop of the two-zone.
I think they should include the hinge locks when you buy a new fridge though.. you spend over $1000 on a fridge - i dont think i'd hurt for them to include something worth $4!!
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 18:43

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 18:43
Has anyone got a photo of what this expensive product looks like? ;-)

Thanks,
Andrew

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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 18:13

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 18:13
I bought one today from BCF (Wagga) cost was $4.75

Site Link

Check out the price quoted on that website!!!

Basically you split the item into 2 parts

You unscrew the existing hinges off the fridge put these bits in behind and reattche the original hinges and slide the lid back on.

All the 'gizmo' does is drop a bit of the left hane 'gizmo; in behind the lid hinge so the lid cannot slide off the hinge pin.

To take the lid off you just push down on the left hand gizmo and that allows the lid to slide off the pin as normal

Took all of 2 minutes to fit
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 18:16

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 18:16
when you look at the picture the top half 'breaks free' from the bottom 1/2.

The top 1/2 goes under the right hand side hinge and the bottom 1/2 goesw under the left hand side of the hinge

The bottom 1/2 has the 'bit' that you push down on to allw the hinge to slide off as normal
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 18:19

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 18:19
when you look at the picture the top half 'breaks free' from the bottom 1/2.

The top 1/2 goes under the right hand side hinge and the bottom 1/2 goesw under the left hand side of the hinge

The bottom 1/2 has the 'bit' that you push down on to allw the hinge to slide off as normal
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 18:20

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 18:20
ooops

sorry sorry about about double double post post

itchy trigger finger :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 21:36

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 21:36
Thanks for that KA, i might have to go out and buy myself one now that i can see how they work.

Andrew
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Reply By: mike w (WA) - Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 19:45

Thursday, Mar 20, 2008 at 19:45
Brought a set for my fridge a couple of years ago, back when they were $5 (grrrr)

Fitted them in the carpark with a multitool, work a treat. Weel worth the expense
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Reply By: Member - Bucky (VIC) - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 16:32

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 16:32
Ours probably would do the same, if we let it, !.
Never had a problem.

What I tend to do, is to keep an eye in it and every time we go to it just have a look, and as we close it keep a little pressure on the base of the lid as we close it, to make sure that it locates properly.

Cheers
Bucky
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