Engel repairs.

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009 at 18:24
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I had some work done on my old Engel by the guy in Carrum Downs. Fix noise, new seal, push out bent in feet. He ran it on 240 and 12 volts and said it was going fine. Cost me $220!
I went and picked it up last Saturday, the 46 degree day. Plugged it in the back of the car, heard it running, left it in car for a few hours while I was visiting. Would have been very hot in canopy on back of ute. Got home and could hear it running but it was not even slightly cold. Took it out and plugged into 240, didn't go at all. It smelled hot and like burning wires.
I rang the guy. He said it wasn't anything he did. Must be my 12 volt lead. It was going fine on my lead before he worked on it, so I don't think it is the lead.
I was upset with his response. He seemed reluctant to look at it further. He could have said he would take a look and to bring it round.
Any ideas on what could be wrong? Could excessive temperature effect it?
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Reply By: Maîneÿ (wa) has - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009 at 18:45

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009 at 18:45
Was it COLD when you picked it up ?
Running when you picked it up ?
Was it making LESS noise ?


When you put it on 12v in your vehicle you say it was running, H0WEVER after a few hours was still N0T cold, so take it back to him to check it out, don't apportion blame to him, as you don't know what the problem really is - yet !!

Mainey . . .
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Follow Up By: Twinkles - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009 at 21:11

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009 at 21:11
I think I'll do that. Ta
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Reply By: Mick W - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009 at 19:26

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009 at 19:26
Ive had a similar problem with mine, however I put it down to being just enough power to run the motor, but not quite enough if you know what I mean. A good charge of the battery had it working fine again.
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 07:38

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 07:38
he plugged it in to 240 as well and it still didnt go
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Reply By: oldtrack123 - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009 at 23:06

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009 at 23:06
Hi Twinkles
The temp in the in a closed in canopy [ if that's what your's is could get extremly high. the engel would have no hope of cooling [ nor would any other] under those conditions& would run continiously
I don't buy the 12v lead story [ it's not used on 240v]
It is possible you have cooked the elecronics or the transformer.
FIXED noise // what sort noise ? /
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Follow Up By: Twinkles - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 10:03

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 10:03
The noise was a rattle from where the backing plate sat in at the bottom. I diagnosed that before I gave it to him & he said it was correct. He put some new packing in it.
I was wondering if I cooked the electronics. That's what I'm asking. Is it possible?
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Follow Up By: oldtrack123 - Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 10:53

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 at 10:53
Hi Twinkles
Depending on just how hot it was inside the canopy @ 46c ambient if it was in a closed in canopy in the sun what temp was reached???, yes you could have cooked the electronics or the transformer or both & even the swing motor.
No way of really knowing without testing.
The electronics are not used on 240v , so that would seem to indicate the trany or the motor or both are gone.
But since the trouble occurred on 12v I would suspect the electronics also have been damaged.
As I said only way to find out is by having it tested,by I would suggest an Engel approved service agent.
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