I read in another post that if you puncture the evaporator on a Sanyo refigerator (my model is SR-2570) then it isn't worth the cost of repair. Can you please confirm?
Is it not just a question of buying the part and installing it? I hate to throw this whole unit out if it can be easily--and cheaply--repaired.
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Re: Sanyo punctured evaporator
It isn't always more costly to repair provided that the system isn't contaminated by water and air entering it at the time the evaporator was punctured. Unfortunately it is in most cases. However if you can get the parts cheaply enough and your tech's labor rate isn't exceedingly high in a worst case scenario you should expect a job of this magnitude to approach and even cross half the cost of a new refrigerator. That's the point at which most people decide not to repair it. My suggestion would be to see any repair companies might want to buy it for parts or donate it to a local trade school
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Before you can refill the system, you need to have the leak fixed. They have to evacuate the system, weld shut the leak, vacuum the system for 30 min. and refill refrigerant to proper level. This is a job that by Federal Law has to be performed by an HVAC Certified Technician. Take the unit to an appliance repair shop for repair, this way you'll save on the service call.
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cant help you with the part # but i would try to repair it rather than replace it . there is a epoxy kit for refrigerators . about 10 to 12.00 dollars, and if the hole is not too large most repairs do work . you will have to vacuum the system and replace the gas . . the repair will be by far easer than replaacing the plate. hope this idea will help you . mm
Ok, I know I should not have done this but I did. I was impatient with the defrosting and stabbed my Sanyo SR3770s' evaporator with my Smith and Wesson switch blade knife. A very tiny hole, made a swooshing noise and now the fridge won't get cold. Can this be repaired for a minimal price? Perhaps just replacing the evaporator plate and reinstalling some freon, maybe, hopefully?
Let me know. Basically a brand new unit, hate to see it go to the dump!
You should contact a local welding shop to fix the leak. The tubing is made from aluminum and can be hard to solder for someone who doesn't do it all the time. After that you need an appliance repairman to pit more freon in it. I guess the question is...how old is your freezer? More than 6 years old? Anything older than that, you may just want to get a new one.