I have had a Sanyo mini refridgerator for a few years. Model # SR-4912M. It has always worked just fine. I noticed the other day that nothing in the fridge was cold. I thought maybe the door was left open or someone adjusted the settings. So i turned it up to a colder setting however nothing changed. What could be the problem? It appears other than the coldness issue that everything works the same. The light still comes on when the door is open. The only thing that sounds wierd (however i dont know if it always made that sounds) is that it sounds as if i hear water dripping or running slowly but there is no water line connected. Need an answer please!
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Re: Sanyo mini refridgerator won't get cold
This sounds to me like your fridge might be in defrost mode. There should be a switch up toward the top of the fridge near the cold setting. It's not always very visible, but feel around for a little round hole. There should be a small, plastic rod sticking out. Push it back in. (If it's out.) If this is the problem, you should hear the compressor turn on and the fridge should start cooling off again. If you still have the owners manual, it'll probably point you to its exact location.
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Over time, internal parts wear out. If you made all of the manual adjustments to the thermostat control and it fails to raise the temperature accordingly, then it needs replacement. Contact the manufacturer for replacement parts and instructions.
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
I'd already picked up a replacement (B&D 2.7cf) before I found the website and asked the question,,,, hoped for a quick fix answer and I'd be able to return the B&D.... oh well. With 'designed' obsolescence and 'disposable' appliances, Robert L's answer confirmed my 'fears'. Now I'm trying to find someone locally (Conroe, TX) who would like to 'recycle' the Sanyo (everything but the compressor/motor is in great shape - door, glass shelves, etc. maybe even the coolant which I don't want to 'dump' in a landfill.
If the compressor is being used for extended times without resting or getting the product cooled, could be the problem. On small refrigerators the inside is sized for the work load. The condenser coil on back or in some cases under the outside skin of the refrigerator is designed to cool the area inside by releasing the heat from inside.. You may need to modify your cooler to handle such loads with more cooling capacity and condenser with fan to help bring the product temps down more efficiently. Let me know, Thanks, Sea Breeze
Defrost the freezer. Door being ajar allows moisture to build on the freezer coil and stops air circulation. In frost free units this condition should clear itself after about 8-12 hours max. Locating and advancing the timer by rotating the clutch head screw clockwise slowly until you hear one click. This will start the automatic defrost manually.
The average refrigerator temperature is between 35 & 38 degrees. The maximum temperature a refrigerator can be before bacteria begins to grow is 39 degrees. It would be my recommendation to exchange this unit if you can at your local retailer. If this was purchased at Best Buy, you have a 30 day return/exchange policy on this item with no restocking fee.