20 Most Recent
Questions & Answers
Try lowering your thermostat setting, if the thermostat does not ever shut off the fridge your most likely have a defective thermostat.
on Aug 05, 2013
YES! You need to wait at least 24 hours before running the unit if you laid it down. It needs time for the oil to run back down to the compressor. Keep me posted.
on Nov 22, 2012
The compressor is the part which cools the refrigerator.----------
First i will explain the working procedure of your sanyo refrigerator.----------
In the refrigerator, there is a part called compressor, the compressor is the part which cools the freezer section, When
the freezer reaches its cooling level the defrost cycle starts functioning. In
this cycle the fan in the freezer section starts running and the cool air in
the freezer section is passed to the fridge section and the fridge section gets
cold.--------- So the freezer section cooling/ freezing is must.If freezer is not getting properly cooled or not getting cooled, then fridge section will show the low or no cooling problem.--------------
In your refrigerator, its quite possible that compressor is got weak, nor complete faulty but little bit weak.So when you open and close the fridge or freezer door , the compressor is not that strong to maintain the required temperature.So its working hard to cool inside temperature, but its not doing it quickly as it should.---------.----------
In the compressor there is a refrigerant called FREON.With the help of this
Freon the compressor cools the freezer section.Freon is a gaseous type cooling
agent.The compressor will stop cooling when coolant gets leaked from its
recharging the Freon is possible, but the cost for that recharging is approx
the cost of new compressor.So its always advisable to get compressor
replaced.Because new compressor has warranty for few years.------------------ You can get required parts
from from online sites like: --- www.repairclinic.com or from searspartsdirect
online site. --------- ----------------
There is manual reset procedure, sometimes the ice gets frosted all over and blocks the ventilation's for cool air to pass from one section to another, and this also causes problem.So directly going for compressor inspection, before that you can try manual reset procedure and see if that helps.---------
The manual reset procedure is as follows : ----
First unplug the unit from main power outlet. Then empty whole unit
completely. Then keep both the doors open. Wait for 24 hours. All the ice
collected on the coils and in the freezer section will get melted.
Clean the water from the sections. Then Connect the power cord of the unit to
main power outlet after 24 hours/.Then set the temperature to normal in both
fridge and freezer section. It will take approx 4 to 6 hours for your refrigerator to regain its regular cooling/ freezing .So after 4 to 6 hours check , Is the refrigerator cooling properly or is it taking time or temp is dropping once you open close door. If this problems are not noticed, then reset procedure has helped.------- But if same problem is noticed after reset procedure is followed, then you can get the compressor checked.
This should help.
on Aug 22, 2011
/* Style Definitions */
mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;
font-family:"Times New Roman";
mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";}
The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper)
between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it.
Make sure this fan is running. You may have to hold the door switch in for it
to run. There is a flap you adjust with
the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust
the fridge temp.
The problem could be the electronic control if
you have one or the mechanical linkages.
on Jan 14, 2010
Your machine is a pretty conventional design.
If it runs continuously then it would freeze the food.
You could try turning it to a warmer setting, but in all probability,
you will have to replace the cold control (the thermostat).
If you're going to do the work yourself, most decent sized appliance parts houses will stock that part.
Thank you for using FixYa
on Jan 11, 2010
yes it can be repaired but it might cost you more than a new one. check with local refrigeration company on quote before they come.
on Sep 23, 2009
nothing to worry! just switch off your refrigerator for about 8hrs and after that switch it again. if it won't work than its time to replace your thermostart. because due to its falure only, the compressor is continously running and the temp. decreases. and all the metarials frosted..........................have a nice day :-)
on May 14, 2009
single alot more organized a spacious, whirlpool has been ok here so far
on Mar 07, 2009
Is everything really frozen or just the top shelf stuff? You may have a thermistor (temp sensor) problem if the compressor just runs and runs and runs all the time. Take a glass of water and place a thermometer in it for about 3 hours then take a temp. reading. That will let you know what the real temps are. See if you can cause the compressor to kick off and on by changing the temp settings (go to real low for about 5 minutes then back up to high). Let us know what happens.
on Sep 01, 2008
Sounds like the damper isn't closing or the thermostat isn't working.
I've seen these dampers freeze open and it basically turns your food
side into a freezer side! Look at part #115 on this site. Take a
mirror and look way back in the upper corner to see if you can see the
little damper window is open, I'll bet it is staying open all the time
pushing the freezer air into your fresh food side. http://tinyurl.com/5bnk6f.
on Apr 28, 2008
on some models you can by pass the filter assembly you can do this by looking at the rear of the ref.at the water inlet valve you will see the lines going to the filter remove these line and look at the way the water goes into the ref you can move these lines around to bypass the filter this will tell ya if the filter assembly is bad I have seen where you cant use the filter on these machines and have to go to a in line filter.good luck and get back to me on this i will help you as much as i can
on Jan 08, 2008
Appliance bulbs can be purchased at any home improvement store.
on Mar 09, 2021
try unplugging thermistor if gets cold replace it if no bad compressor or low freon
on Feb 28, 2021
Check and adjust the thermal stat switch.
on Aug 19, 2019
Not finding what you are looking for?