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    Hi All

    My snowmaster fridge cools on 220v but when plugged in on 12 volt stops cooling. What could be the problem. Thanks
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    Default Re: snowmaster fridge cooling on 220v but not 12 volt

    Quote Originally Posted by pieter_fourie View Post
    Hi All

    My snowmaster fridge cools on 220v but when plugged in on 12 volt stops cooling. What could be the problem. Thanks

    Snowmaster's Head Office and factory outlet is in Edenvale, off the R24 about 2km past OR Tambo Airport.

    Bring it to them to resolve. They are nice reasonable people and should resolve it for you in next to no time. Perhaps just a connection or a small component failure...
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    Default Re: snowmaster fridge cooling on 220v but not 12 volt

    Set fridge on low battery cut out and have a load test done on battery

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    Default Re: snowmaster fridge cooling on 220v but not 12 volt

    Check the 12v fuse.
    Had the same problem. New fuse problem solved.
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    Default Re: snowmaster fridge cooling on 220v but not 12 volt

    Apologies if hijacking this thread.
    I have the same with a 20-something year old Engel.
    I am told it is the PC board that is faulty, and the fridge is obsolete and parts no longer available - any ideas?
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    Default Re: snowmaster fridge cooling on 220v but not 12 volt

    You can get spairs, from 4x4 mega world in JHB. But not cheep

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    Default Re: snowmaster fridge cooling on 220v but not 12 volt

    We're you located

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    Default Re: snowmaster fridge cooling on 220v but not 12 volt

    I would do the following.

    1. Check the battery or try another battery.

    2. Set the voltage cut-off to 10.5v

    3. Check all fuses and connections.

    4. Then take it to Snomaster or Johan Prinsloo (he is in Lynnwood)
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    Default Re: snowmaster fridge cooling on 220v but not 12 volt

    I had the same problem with my snomaster.
    It was my own fault, tried to run it from a 12v generator which spiked and cooked the transformer.
    Contacted Snomaster direct who were very helpful and supplied me with a replacement transformer which I was able to replace fairly easily.

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    Default Re: snowmaster fridge cooling on 220v but not 12 volt

    Quote Originally Posted by dust-devil View Post
    Apologies if hijacking this thread.
    I have the same with a 20-something year old Engel.
    I am told it is the PC board that is faulty, and the fridge is obsolete and parts no longer available - any ideas?
    Had the same problem with my 20+ year old engel last year. Took it to 4x4 megaworld and they replaced the power supply module and now working 100% again
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    Default Re: snowmaster fridge cooling on 220v but not 12 volt

    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyg View Post
    Had the same problem with my 20+ year old engel last year. Took it to 4x4 megaworld and they replaced the power supply module and now working 100% again
    Do you have approximate cost for this? I also have a poked Engel.
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    Default Re: snowmaster fridge cooling on 220v but not 12 volt

    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    Do you have approximate cost for this? I also have a poked Engel.
    The power supply module, new rubber gasket/seal for the lid and labour was just under R4k.
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    Default Re: snowmaster fridge cooling on 220v but not 12 volt

    Hi Pieter. I had the same problems a couple of years ago and Snomaster could not fix it initially. There specialist technical person solved the problem. Drop the battery protection to the lowest possible and change the cooling to Auto. Since then the fridge worker perfect in Kalagadi. You can run a test at home by plugging the fridge into a 12v source. Good luck.
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    Default Re: snowmaster fridge cooling on 220v but not 12 volt

    Get rid of it and buy a Engel!


    usually just PSU. I have lost 3 snowmasters that were not fixable. Its a brand I cannot support
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    Default Re: snowmaster fridge cooling on 220v but not 12 volt

    The only thing that is not fixable is a gas leak within the walls.

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    Default Re: snowmaster fridge cooling on 220v but not 12 volt

    Quote Originally Posted by dust-devil View Post
    Apologies if hijacking this thread.
    I have the same with a 20-something year old Engel.
    I am told it is the PC board that is faulty, and the fridge is obsolete and parts no longer available - any ideas?
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    Default Re: snowmaster fridge cooling on 220v but not 12 volt

    Quote Originally Posted by calitzfamily View Post
    The only thing that is not fixable is a gas leak within the walls.
    Contact Camp Fride Repair on 082 903 9971.
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    Default Re: snowmaster fridge cooling on 220v but not 12 volt

    Quote Originally Posted by dust-devil View Post
    Apologies if hijacking this thread.
    I have the same with a 20-something year old Engel.
    I am told it is the PC board that is faulty, and the fridge is obsolete and parts no longer available - any ideas?
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    Default Re: snowmaster fridge cooling on 220v but not 12 volt

    Quote Originally Posted by dust-devil View Post
    Apologies if hijacking this thread.
    I have the same with a 20-something year old Engel.
    I am told it is the PC board that is faulty, and the fridge is obsolete and parts no longer available - any ideas?
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    Warner were are you located

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