Question about Refrigerators
Fridge not cold, compresser starts for just a sec and then off (really hot) looks like thermestat switch is bad need scimatic
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem with my refridge it is a very bad product at first it worked perfectly fine made everything inside it nice and cold but now it barley gets cold at all ANY HELP on fixing this problem and making it cold again thanks
Posted on Jun 02, 2008
I would look to the condenser where the heat is removed from the refrigeration system for your problem. Check and make sure the condenser fan operates, check the compressor for operation. If the condenser is plugged with dust it will cause the compressor to cycle on its thermal overload protector. Normally in back there is a removable panel to access the condenser and compressor area. make sure you reinstall the cover after you are done. It is critical to proper operation and cooling of the system.
Posted on Jun 01, 2008
My chefmate is **** because the internal fan is garbage, its cheap, it
doesn't work or give enough flow, try a higher flow unit. You can get
the 12v at tigerdirect.com with some high flow (AND LIGHTS :) ) for a
few bucks to save your 100 dollar investment. The removal of the orig
fan is easy. The evap is a good setup, but the cooling setup for it
seems to be sh*t. Cheap fans = cheap setup and this is why everyone
hates these units cause it can't pump the goods.
For the record my fan died, so my evap and fan froze over completely and spoiled my food and burned out the fan completely and probably helped to short it. I can get it going if I flicker the fan with my finger but she is dead and can't catch naturally. You could replace the chefmate fan with most computer fans too... fyi if you got a junk tower laying around.
While your at it clean the fans on the back and take off the back panel which kicks out the hot air from the hot flow. It helps if your unit is older (a year plus+ in a dorm is like 4 in a clean house lol)
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
The Chefmate 1.7 fridge uses a thermalelectric device (TED) to provide cold air. There are no moving parts there. The problem is usually in the power supply. That is the PCB on the left side behind the back cover. If the fans are running then your thermostat is bad or the TED is cracked. You can buy these ebay or other places on line. To change one you must carefully remove the large heat sink. The TED itself is only about two inches square. If you decide to replace this unit be sure to get a supply of heat sink glue. Otherwise you will end up with a hot (or cold) spot on the TED possitly causing another crack.
Posted on May 27, 2009
SOURCE: chefmate mini fridge no more
OK If this is a U-line refrigerator. Is the compressor running? The Fan? If both are running then you will have a sealed system issue. If nothing is running then it goes to the thermostat. Bypass the 2 wires from the thermostat to see if it runs.Yes, then replace the thermostat.
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
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