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Honeywell 88031 fridge not working

Robotek, just wanted to let you know that these fridges are not the compressor type. They use a TEC1-12706 thermo-electric chip that pushes heat from the inside of the fridge to what is apparently a huge heat core on the back. Looks like a regular fridge... but I don't think there is any coolant in these puppies.

Anyways... everything seems to be running on my fridge (fans, lights, etc)... but it doesn't cool. I have read of blown caps and diodes on the power supply... but this doesn't seem to be the case for me as all of my measurements show proper power is being supplied. I suspect that the TEC is gone... so I am going to order one on Ebay and give it a shot.

I just learned all of this just now so forgive me if there are any mistakes here... I am not a specialist in this field. Just wanted to share what I have learned.

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  • cleavesn Oct 03, 2009

    That must be what happened... I had the unit set to max for a long time and the unit was running 24/7.

    Cheaper than buying another fridge! I can get them on Ebay for $5 free shipping.



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Just in conversation, what you are referring to is the Peltier heating/cooling components. They are wired in parallel and require a power supply to activate them. These elements have 2 junctions, a hot side and a cold side. Depending on what temperature you you require, the polarities are reversed.Very possible,some of the junctions are faulty assuming you have checked the power supply. Best to replace all the peltier modules.

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