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Sanyo Mini Fridge Freezes Everything

No matter how I set the temp control, it freezes all the bottled water we store inside. This is a recent problem and I cannot figure out why other than a malfuntioning temp control.

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Hello,
For me I think you have a problem in Thermostat switch contact. Or the rotary switch was not in good contact point, better check it and if still the same, proceed to check your thermocouple if functioning.

Posted on Oct 21, 2013

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Same problem - When defrosting and moving away frost had a spray come from the left side of fridge. Can I repair - if a leak and how to add more freon?

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Sanyo mini refridgerator won't get cold

This sounds to me like your fridge might be in defrost mode. There should be a switch up toward the top of the fridge near the cold setting. It's not always very visible, but feel around for a little round hole. There should be a small, plastic rod sticking out. Push it back in. (If it's out.) If this is the problem, you should hear the compressor turn on and the fridge should start cooling off again. If you still have the owners manual, it'll probably point you to its exact location.

I hope this helps! :)

Posted on Jul 23, 2010

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sounds like a defrost issue What can you do about this. so you get an understanding of what is going on here is a short explaination of how the defrost works in the freezer section behind the freezer panel.
The coils inside the freezer are the only part inside the whole refrigerator that "get cold".The fan blows the cold air from the freezer into the fridgerator side. They need to stay free from excess frost build up so that air can pass through the coils and reach the refrigerator section of your refrigerator. Every eight hours or so, depending on the type of defrost timer or control you have, the compressor and fans will shut off and the machine will go into defrost mode.When the refrigerator is in defrost there is a heater that is tied into the evaporator coils inside the freezer that comes on. This heater is behind the rear panel inside the freezer where the evaporator coils are located. It melts the frost that has accumulated over the course of time. After about thirty minutes the machine comes out of defrost and goes back to normal operation.
Now the air can continue to pass through the coils and keep the freezer frozen and the refrigerator cool the defrost cycle is made up of 4 functioning parts the defrost timer, the defrost heater, the defrost thermostat and the fan .I will go through what each of these do
The Defrost timer Some refrigerators have a defrost timer. This type located on the inside upper ceiling of your frigerator works like a clock. Every eight hours or so the machine hits the defrost spot and that's when defrost occurs Some refrigerators have an Adaptive Defrost Control. This is what makes a refrigerator energy efficient. It varys the length of time it takes the machine to go into defrost. Some models dont have a defrost timer and instead use a control board that works just like the timer it is usually located in the rear of the machine under a metal panel.
Defrost Thermostat
This is the component that controls how long the heater stays on when the machine is in defrost mode. Say the defrost cycle is thirty minutes, the heater may only be on for ten of those thirty minutes on the timer controls. On Adaptive Defrost Controls, when the heater shuts off, shortly after the machine exits defrost mode. Basically if the heater only stays on for ten minutes, the whole defrost cycle will only be about 12 or 13 minutes long.
Basically when the heater comes on, it starts to melt the frost on the evaporator. Once all the ice and frost is gone, the temperature behind the panel will start to rise. Once the temperature behind the panel rises to a certain temperature, the thermostat will break the current of electricity going to the heater. Bam, it shuts off and prevents your freezer from becoming a sauna, or an oven. I'm sure you get the drift. The heater is on the bottom of the evaporator coils and the defrost thermostat sits on top of the evaporator coils. A continuity test can be done ona the defrost heater and when there are only the two wires and there is no connection point to do the test i always like to keep two sewing needles that i use for this test. Simply thread each needle through the half of the wire not all the way though to the other side and you can use them to perform your test to assure that there is continuity in the thermostat if there is not then replace the thermostat
Defrost Heater
Some defrost heaters are a coil of wire in a glass tube under the evaporator coils,older ones are just a curved piece of metal that wraps under the condensor. Works like a light bulb basically. The other style looks like the bake element in your stove. They both get red hot either way and melt the frost.A continuity test can also be performed to assure that the heater is functioning properly as well. Simply go to each side of the heater and do your continuity test
The Fan
Some dont consider this to be part of the defrost cycle but if the fan is not working then the air is trapped inside the freezer and sometimes can cause the same ice up situation which is why I say to always look at the fan first
you can also do an ohms test between terminal 1 and 3 on your defrost timer which will tell if the motor section of the timer is good then you can check between terminals 1 and 4 to by doing a continiuity test which is to the compressor and tells the compressor how long to run if you turn the timer till you hear the click it goes into position to and you can do a continuity test on the heater between terminals 1 and 2 and then you can do a continuty test on these two terminals as well And here is a guide to how your freezer defrosts and some ways to test each piece to assure that they are working in proper order if you have any further questions message me back in order to see if you do have this defrost type of issue you have to remove the rear panel on the inside of the freezer if there is ice you do and please remember to rank how this opinion has helped it allows for me to help others in similar situations in the future Thanks Rick

Posted on Feb 13, 2011

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The cold control needs replacing. Thats the knob with the numbers that turn the Ref OFF and ON.
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WATER SPLASHING IN FREEZER AT ICEMAKER
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