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    Etrac factory coil

    Do coils ever go bad? I had trouble with my machine just a few weekends ago when the coil just simply quit working. But when I got home it started working again. I donít understand why. Iím starting to lose faith in it and wondering if I need to replace it.

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    Don said you were finding too many seated coins so he "fixed" it for you...
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    Although Don could have "fixed" it, it may have gone bad. Mine did and I sent it into Minelab and they replaced it for free and sent it back to me right away. I am sure I was still under warranty.
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    It might not be that the coil went bad or that I sabotaged it, it's possible you just S...!
    Just kidding, Although I may have put a little aluminum dust under your coil cover. Ooops
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    Elite Member Digger Don's Avatar
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    Seriously, as you know mine went bad a few years ago and replacing it made all the difference!
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    The coil on my E-Trac went bad too. It was chattering endlessly. It was no longer under warranty so I had to buy a new one.
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    Yeah they go bad. It might be cracked somewhere and getting moisture in it. Or the cable might be going bad too.
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    My old White's XLT coil went bad after 15 years. I just had a Deus coil go bad after three months.
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