Transducer problem.

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by AwShucks, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    I have had a problem with my transducer which lasted about two weeks. The unit would recycle between the test mode and normal, then go to an 80' setting. If I manually readjusted the unit, in just a few seconds it was gone again. It is a cheap little Eagle 168 which I primarily use to determine depth. I had a brand new one in the closet, so I mounted the sonar on the boat using the same transducer. Same problem. Very, very frustrating. Checked the level, same problem. Washed the transducer with Windex and the problem went away. So, invest in a little cleaner before you purchase a new unit. LOL
     
  2. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    Shucks thanks fer the info very interesting!
     

  3. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    the transducer should always be kept clean. the scum that accumulates from the water, algae and mud will sometimes give you false readings on the sonar. I happy to hear that you resorted the problem and back on the water. Windex or soap and water is best to clean the transducer.