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#1 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:31 AM

My Sola 600 went glug, glug today :-(

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It is a bit frustrating, as it is a sealed unit there is not much you can do to prevent something like this.

Does anyone know if there is there anything that can been done? Or is it simply a case of throwing it away and buying another?

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:57 AM

Return it to your dealer to have L&M evaluate. The warranty is one year, but they are pretty good about these things. But from the UK that can get expensive...

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:49 PM

And they are not cheap either... It is a sad paradox to see the "300 ft depth rated" lettering in the pic...
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:31 PM

I had one flood after a bit more than a year and L&M replaced it. Give them a call and see.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

Bugger! Which model was it Alex?

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

User error for sure ;)
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:01 AM

Thanks for the ideas. I will email them and report what they say. Flood was at 12ft!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:26 AM

Just discovered L&M UK no longer exists.

So I'll have to contact California. Not exactly convenient if I have to send the flooded "unfloodable" Sola back.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:53 AM

Just discovered L&M UK no longer exists.

So I'll have to contact California. Not exactly convenient if I have to send the flooded "unfloodable" Sola back.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:28 AM

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:45 AM

Unfloodable is certainly relative. Most of the floods I've seen involve using mounting hardware that is too long and punches a hole in the bottom of the case...

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:40 PM

Sadly for Steven Mawle, L&M have changed distribution channels and are now using TUSA. I can put you on to them if you want.
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