Engle Fridge Issues

brough new engel 60litre frig, 4years old now/ used about10 times in uite with canopy/look after good,just stop working frig mechanic check need new powerboard/new cooling unit totaling$1559 repair/cost new$1535/engel agent want nothing to do with my problem/that is good back up service hay/pohle
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Sunday, Aug 07, 2011 at 14:07

Sunday, Aug 07, 2011 at 14:07
hi pohle
if i were you i would be getting a second/quote/ opinion on its repair cost/problem
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Reply By: bobsabobsa - Sunday, Aug 07, 2011 at 14:42

Sunday, Aug 07, 2011 at 14:42
The Engel is not what it used to be.
I have had 4 go now, for different customers and yes, power boards go and compressors. Which takes which out I dont know
Not worth repairing, as it cost new enough to new, with new you get a lot more warrenty.
You cannot get just compressors any more and have to purchase the whole cooling unit.
I am a frig mech and have repair a lot of the green ones when you could get parts.
I still have a 15l green one about 20 years old and still working. I have new 39L grey one that is the electronic model still goes ok, but if it fails, I will throw it away and would not buy engel again, due to the not being able to buy evaporator, or compressors.

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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Sunday, Aug 07, 2011 at 14:49

Sunday, Aug 07, 2011 at 14:49
I have a 40 litre and a 26 year old 29 litre Engel.

The Compressor in the old 29 litre died and I made a claim on insurance.

I only had to pay $100 excess.

Maybe check with your insurance co.

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Reply By: Member - SKL - Sunday, Aug 07, 2011 at 15:18

Sunday, Aug 07, 2011 at 15:18
Had many Engels the old ones still great. In a ute with a canopy they overheat in summer especially out west. Have 2 40lt and a 13lt. No longer made in Japan so im not sure about quality control. You dont get what you pay for anymore. I had an old yellow 40 lt went for 28 years.

Good Luck
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Reply By: get outmore - Sunday, Aug 07, 2011 at 15:52

Sunday, Aug 07, 2011 at 15:52
bit of hard work but engal being a premium fridge and priced accordingly means its still under statuary warranty after 4 years .

meaning the expected lifespan of the product given its branding position in the market would reasnably expected to be well over 4 years

no the rep wont want to knowq about that it would have to be taken up directly with engal
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Reply By: ingo57 - Tuesday, Aug 09, 2011 at 16:11

Tuesday, Aug 09, 2011 at 16:11
I used to think Engel were the best after seeing so many of the old ones going for more than 25 years.

1.Power supply went In my 40Lt last Easter, It was 8 years old.
2.Cooling system went in the old mans 40Lt last month one 4 years old.
3.Brother got his same time as mine & is still going but not holding my breath!

Hearing a lot of stories in regards to Engels manufacturing standards, classic case of how to ruin a good name.
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Aug 09, 2011 at 16:24

Tuesday, Aug 09, 2011 at 16:24
It would be interesting to start a thread asking everybody that is happy with their Engel fridge to respond!
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