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Brought a used chiller and got zapped

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That's the problem buying second hand electrical equipment. You don't fully know the working order of the item and you don't get no warranty.

You could try and contact the person you bought it off and see if they will give your money back and return the chiller or you could try to have a sparky look at it.

Either way its still a pain in the butt.

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If they find it in the good of their heart they might give your money back.................but they are under no obligation to do so. For all they know it was working fine when they sold it to you and they don't know what you have done to it or how it was transported in your car.

I don't like your chances but it always worth a shot....they can only say no.

But what ever you do don't try to plug it back in and keep other people from doing this as well.

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No I didn't, I had a look inside nothing obvious that I could see wrong so means new parts and I assume that would start getting near the cost of a new one so will have to buy a new one in next few months

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A weeks grocery bill..............

I have no idea and it would also depend on how long it takes to fix..............that's if they can fix it or are willing to fix it.

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Okay so the switch is faulty it has 235v to it and there was lots of salt inside the unit, inside was also a little wet hence the faulty switch. Now I'm unsure if it could have been from me who only tilted the unit to its side a little bit to get in the car or if there is a leak from somewhere. Got told to get it checked over by someone who deals with them

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Hey Mitch i think there is someone at Capalaba who specialises in chiller repairs and there is one at Biggera Waters on the Gold Coast.

Me and my father pulled it apart and got rid of all the salt and cleaned it up nicely, we also replaced the faulty switch with a new one and did a leak test by using some water based dye so it won't stain and flush right out. Found it leaking from the taps where the lock nut screws into place so we fixed that up and it's working well now.

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Well done my friend,just saved yourself some dollars not only with repairs but also what could have been an expensive purchase.

Thanks Garry, yep saved a lot of $$ by giving it ago. And if I was to buy another used chiller I know what to look for

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