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Peeling paint and rust.
Not happy. Yes it keeps food cold, but paint is peeling from side, top and bottom, and it is rusting. I have had 2 other Engel fridge's with not a problem. From Ray's outdoors now Macpac.
Purchased in September 2014 at Ray's Outdoors for $1,228.58.
I have had my Englel mt 45f-s for at least 10 maybe 11 years,in that time it has run all its life, on 240 volts and 12 volt, when on battery with solar blanket 120watt as I don't have a dual battery system.I do run it off the car whilst traveling but as soon as I make camp it goes on to a battery with a 120
watt solar blanket and seems to be happy doing that almost indefinitely while ever it is getting a bit of sun .So it has run continuously for some 11 years without any problems at all, over all sorts of roads and temperature variants,in ...
Purchased in February 2009 for $1,399.00.
still works like new
in my 4wd 83 Nissan patrol for 9 years on dirt roads not tied down, in qld,had fire wood on top of it in dust, and in floods & exposed to salt water close to the ocean every day, the 4wd rusted out but the fridge is a bit dinted and damaged bit of surface rust around the lid where the paint chipped off but still snap freezes and cold as new! just the battery went flat for the temp gauge after a year other wise it works really well draws 2.5 amps on max turbo freeze and idles about .03 of a amp after every things cold depending on how many times you open the lid
cant beat it
brought in 2004 been across the simpson flinders top end plus to many camping trips to name.
only advice is once its turned on for the first time don't turn it off except to move from the house to the car.
they dont like being used then turned off and put away till next time.
Good unit ...hasnt missed a beat
Purchased in 2011 (to replace an earlier model that I fried the power board on with a quick charger and needed a quick replacement) The unit has run continuously in the back of the Cruiser ever since. These are great reliable units that are generally bullet proof and can take a few knocks . Temperature control is precise and the beer is always at the set temp of 0.3 C deg . By the way the original MT45F purchased in 2001 still works perfectly today after a $400 repair that was my fault anyway not the units. Thanks Engel
Great when working
I've had my engel for 8 years and have bad to replace the cooling system twice at a cost of $625 each time due to a blockage in the cooling unit which they tell me is a sealed unit. Not happy i could have bought 2 fridges for what I've spent
Cooling Unit Failure at 7 years
I have used it off and on for seven years now with relatively little usage. In fact you could say it has had a very easy life. Turned it on the other day to stick some drinks in it only to discover that it doesn't cool. Authorised servicing agent has advised me that the cooling unit has failed due to a 'blockage' ~$625 AUD to repair and replace entire unit. So, not so bullet proof.
Best fridge/freezer around
Cant fault it, never misses a beat. Have used it from the Outback to the Snowies, would never leave home without it
Wouldn't leave home without it
Had it for coming up on 6 years now without any drama's, Dad's is coming up on 25 years old with no drama's,
Been on plenty of trips with other people with Waeco's and similar and all have had faults at some point in time, sure they are extremely expensive for what they are but they should last a life time.
Questions & Answers
My Engel cycles on for 4 seconds then off for 4 seconds and repeats this for as long as it is turned on.
It starts doing this as soon as it is turned on.
Some thing wrong there, if you have set on ? say -5 , it will run for a while and turn off for short periods. After 24 hours or so it'll run less and be off longer as the fridge has achieved its desired temp.
It sounds like a thermostat or control setting issue. You'll need to get it to a Engel service agent to have it checked/ fixed. Might still be under warranty ? Cheers
It short cycles as soon as you turn it on , it never achieves temperature - it does not matter what number you set the thermostat to.
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|Category||Portable Fridges / Freezers|
|Type||Dedicated Fridge + Freezer Combo|
|Can Capacity||60 Cans|
|Power Source||Car (Cigarette Lighter) and Wall Outlet|
|Features||Digital Display Panel and Interior Light|
|Dimensions||508 x 648 x 364 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
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