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They don't make Fluke like the use to?
« on: August 17, 2011, 11:30:39 AM »

I have a Fluke 113 multimeter that I carry in my truck for a back up meter. A short time after I received it the knob come off. I snapped it back on and did not think much more about it at the time.

Now the knob does not stay on at all.

I have used fluke meters for years and never had a problem with any of them. My everyday multimeter is a fluke that I have had for at least 15 years.

This Fluke 113 is the newest fluke I have bought in a few years and I'm wondering if they don't make Fluke meters like they use to or is my problem with this meter just a 'fluke'? ;)

Anyone else here had any problems with there Fluke multimeter?

I hope the Fluke 113 we gave away is holding up better then this one.


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Re: They don't make Fluke like the use to?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 01:05:01 PM »
Is the 490 the model you have? What do you use for a clamp amp meter?

I have been eyeing the Fluke 902 HVAC Clamp meter for some time now.
http://www.fluke.com/Fluke/usen/Clamp-Meters/Fluke-902.htm?PID=56151


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Re: They don't make Fluke like the use to?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2011, 05:01:13 PM »
I like this one:

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Re: They don't make Fluke like the use to?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011, 05:43:46 PM »
I like this one:

$96

Can't check temp or caps with that one.

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Re: They don't make Fluke like the use to?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2011, 06:40:19 PM »
I posted about my meter on Flukes Facebook Page and they are going to replace it for me.  O0

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Re: They don't make Fluke like the use to?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2011, 06:52:27 PM »
Can I have your old one? Or do ya gotta send it in to them?
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Re: They don't make Fluke like the use to?
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2011, 06:56:06 PM »
Can I have your old one? Or do ya gotta send it in to them?

I don't know yet, but I'm going to guess that the new meter will come with a pre paid return shipping label in the box so I can ship the old one back to them.

If not it's all yours JW.   O0

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Re: They don't make Fluke like the use to?
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2011, 07:00:12 PM »
A few squirts from JW's Zoomspout and it will be good as new.
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Re: They don't make Fluke like the use to?
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2011, 07:00:38 PM »
O0 Check out this: http://www.extech.com/instruments/product.asp?catid=29&prodid=92

AC/DC Voltage, AC Current, Resistance, Capacitance, Frequency, Diode, Continuity and Type K Thermometer

All that and a IR Thermometer! Wow!!




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Re: They don't make Fluke like the use to?
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2011, 07:02:34 PM »
A few squirts from JW's Zoomspout and it will be good as new.

ROFL...

I'm sure it could be fixed easy enough, but being it's so new I wanted to contact Fluke to see what they would say about it.


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Re: They don't make Fluke like the use to?
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2011, 10:32:08 PM »
Thank you. I appreciate it.
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Re: They don't make Fluke like the use to?
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2011, 08:57:30 AM »
Can I have your old one? Or do ya gotta send it in to them?

JW,

I got the replacement Fluke in the mail yesterday afternoon and they don't want the old one back.

I will drop the old one in the mail for you Monday.  O0

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Re: They don't make Fluke like the use to?
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2011, 09:02:47 AM »
Gracias Amigo!
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Re: They don't make Fluke like the use to?
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2011, 12:24:09 PM »
Mailed your meter to you this morning.

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Re: They don't make Fluke like the use to?
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2011, 01:08:23 PM »
Thank you very much
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Re: They don't make Fluke like the use to?
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2011, 03:31:41 PM »
Got it today  O0 Awesome  :)
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Re: They don't make Fluke like the use to?
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2011, 09:13:22 AM »
Glad to hear you got it ok.

It just did not feel right sending you a broken meter, so I decided to send you the new one. :)

Have fun and enjoy...  O0

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Re: They don't make Fluke like the use to?
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2011, 10:27:43 AM »
Thanks I been messing with it all day. Gonna check some capacitors I have that are mystery caps. I can finally see what rating they are! Awesome!
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