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Does it have a fan and is it running.

Avanti EC15W-2... | Answered on Nov 04, 2015


If it is worth it you should have a refrigiration tech look at it.

It could be out of Freon, or the compressor may not be operating.

Avanti EC15W-2... | Answered on Sep 10, 2014


I had this same problem. I did some troubleshooting and figured out that the fan was being bogged down by ice. It wouldn't spin because the ice was so heavy. I turned the power off completely and let the ice melt. Once the ice was removed from the fan, the fridge began working again!

Avanti EC15W-2... | Answered on Mar 22, 2012


I have an Avanti mini refrig. thermoelectric having trouble getting it to cool or cold it is a model EC15W-2

Avanti EC15W-2... | Answered on Oct 09, 2011


Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Peltier devices although not that efficient are known to be reliable. On your described problem, possibilities are:
  • thermoelectric (Peltier) module(s) (most likely) - the active cooling elements.  Most design have several sub-modules connected in series to form an array.  Failure of one in between will fail the entire module;
  • controller board  (likely) - or more specifically the section that regulates/control supplied power to the Peltier modules;
  • sensor (least likely) - most designs would have a sensor for the hotside forced ventilation system.   If the external ventialtion (fan) fails, then the controller board would prevent supply of voltage to the modules;
  • connectors (a possibility) - other than the Peltier effect, it is possible to have electrolysis on the terminals/connectors which would cause corrosion.  Check and clean all connectors to expose fresh metal, ensure tightness and positive contact.
An easy check is to test for the presence / absence of voltage to the module(s).  If voltage could be found, then it would be the Peltier module(s) that have failed. Absence of supply voltage would indicate the controller board to be possibly faulty.  To confirm, determine if there is power supplied to the controller board but none is in turn supplied to the Peltier modules. Absence of power going into the controller board would indicate a power supply problem.

Please exercise due caution when working with a live unit.

Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.

Avanti EC15W-2... | Answered on Sep 08, 2011


The fan motor had gone bad. Take it out and match it up with one at your local appliance parts store.

Avanti EC15W-2... | Answered on Sep 01, 2011

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