Discuss ! * Fluke Product Recall * ! in the Electrical Tools and Products area at ElectriciansForums.net

I found this thread...

  • Informative

  • Helpful

  • Useful

  • Useless

  • Disagree


Results are only viewable after voting.
A

Adam W

Firstly all the usual guff about sorry for posting this in the wrong section; I tried posting it in the general section but I just couldn't find it amongst the swathes of different categories. Mods feel free to move it or delete it or whatever.

I tried to buy a Fluke T150 today but was told they'd been recalled.
 

Andy78

Respected Member
Messages
8,395
Location
Kingston upon Hull
Any recall may not be fully publicised yet. I contacted them about my T110 being broken and they confirmed they are having worldwide problems with the T90-150 series.
 

Andy78

Respected Member
Messages
8,395
Location
Kingston upon Hull
What kind of problems @Andy78 or did they not elaborate?
They did not. Mine was failing to self test or perform continuity, but they did not allude to the specific problem that was causing the fault.

Heard a similar story many times now from other fluke users, sounds like they have been dishing out loads of warranty replacements over the last couple of years.

They offered me a half price replacement but I didn't see the point if it would just break again.
 

SparkyChick

Making a banana smoothy for my fave gorilla
Staff member
Moderator
Messages
3,694
Location
South Wales
I just filled in the form to send my 2015 one back too. It's been replaced in my bag by a Martindale now, but always good to have a backup.
I'm just eyeing up the Drummond MTL20. Far more basic but looks like it might be somewhat indestructible :)
 

pirate

Regular EF Member
Messages
1,936
Location
Glasgow
Thanks for that Andy, very useful. I have submitted the form to send mine back for a replacement. Not used it a huge amount, but still...you would think they would have worked out that flexes get flexed, and made them robust enough for daily wear and tear...not exactly a cheap product to buy, of its type.
Also, in this era of the internet, and given I registered it with Fluke for the extra warranty, why did I not get an email from them about the recall. Surely it can't be difficult to interrogate their database and send an email to anyone affected?
On that point, I had a fault with a relatively new tumble drier, under warranty, and on contacting them was told that quite apart from the fault I had, that model had been on a recall for a more serious fire-
safety issue for over a year!
I watched the engineer doing the 2 repairs...having seen how apalling the build-quality is I would never leave the house while it is on...it's absolutely the cheapest build you could get, the heater is a bit of board with some wire wound round it, screwed to a bracket beside the drum...
However, it does work very well!
 

rapparee

Electrician's Arms
Messages
1,027
Location
Ireland
Thanks for that Andy, very useful. I have submitted the form to send mine back for a replacement. Not used it a huge amount, but still...you would think they would have worked out that flexes get flexed, and made them robust enough for daily wear and tear...not exactly a cheap product to buy, of its type.
Also, in this era of the internet, and given I registered it with Fluke for the extra warranty, why did I not get an email from them about the recall. Surely it can't be difficult to interrogate their database and send an email to anyone affected?
On that point, I had a fault with a relatively new tumble drier, under warranty, and on contacting them was told that quite apart from the fault I had, that model had been on a recall for a more serious fire-
safety issue for over a year!
I watched the engineer doing the 2 repairs...having seen how apalling the build-quality is I would never leave the house while it is on...it's absolutely the cheapest build you could get, the heater is a bit of board with some wire wound round it, screwed to a bracket beside the drum...
However, it does work very well!
Which brand was it?
 

SparkyChick

Making a banana smoothy for my fave gorilla
Staff member
Moderator
Messages
3,694
Location
South Wales
Well, I've finally received my label email (10 days after I registered for the recall).

My replacement will apparently be arriving 1 to 2 weeks from the date when UPS pick up the package.
 

pirate

Regular EF Member
Messages
1,936
Location
Glasgow
Got mine too...10 days or more after I registered.
MInd you, I've been 3 days without electricity here, so only just got online again...
 

oracle

Electrician's Arms
Messages
570
Got mine too...10 days or more after I registered.
MInd you, I've been 3 days without electricity here, so only just got online again...
How can you be sure your power was off if your voltage indicator is not working?
 

pirate

Regular EF Member
Messages
1,936
Location
Glasgow
What a very good point! My voltage indicator is in UK awaiting a Fluke returns label.
I can be sure my power was off here in Spain because all the lights went off, the heating went off, the pump for the water went off. there were no streetlights in the town, none of my neighbours had any electricity, my WiFi was down, the local restaurants and shops were closed...and when I stuck my tongue in the socket I didn't get even a tiny tickle...
However, when the supply was restored. I had lights and heat and water...but I decided not to stick my tongue in the sockets, just in case
!
 

pirate

Regular EF Member
Messages
1,936
Location
Glasgow
You might also be glad to know that once the power was restored I was able to send a considerable amount of "waste" to the sewer!
 

pirate

Regular EF Member
Messages
1,936
Location
Glasgow
2 typhoons knocked down pylons, the shops were cleared of torches, batteries and candles...fortunately, there was plenty of gin left!
 

Electrician Talk

Top