Louder than a diesel engine
Solid build, low consumption, good chilling capability, but it has a terrible low frequency vibration which resonates through the whole house and/or car. Brought back to the store/service department and was dismissed with the comment that this is how it should work.
Just made a comparison with a generic noname fridge (1/3 of the price of the Engel) and one can hardly hear the noise produced by the cheap fridge.
Quite disappointed, was hoping that paying the Engel "tax" would guarantee an exceptional experience.
Questions & Answers
why are the new engel fridges exceptionally loud?
mine was exceptionally loud with a low frequency vibration that was causing the car chassis to resonate (and even when used in the house the walls would resonate :-)
after failing to get it replaced or repaired and having no time and energy to proceed with ACCC and the small claims tribunal I just added additional rubber gaskets to the compressor and rubber padding to support the fridge.
the vibrations are manageable now, they are in the range of a fridge from the sixties :-)
I agree. New models are exceptionally noisy. Not fit for purpose in a camper or van, as you won’t be getting any sleep. Retailers response was as per Robert’s reply - We don’t care and Engel won’t refund us, so we won’t refund you. Not in line with customer service, meeting reasonable expectations, or consumer law. These things aren’t cheap either.
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