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Old 01-02-2007, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default Dead Sanyo 4911M?

Well, about a month ago, I bought a Sanyo 4911M off of craigslist for $75 and thought I had a great deal for my kegerator. I waited until last week to plug it in since my tower came then and I was going to put it all together over Christmas.

After like 4-5 days of being plugged in, it hasn't gotten cold. I've tried both max and min temperatures to see if it changed at all. My cup of water stayed at a steady 60 degrees.

So... I can here the fridge running, and there is heat from the condenser, just not cold inside. Any ideas? Is this fridge just dead and I need to buy a new one?

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Old 01-03-2007, 12:01 AM   #2
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Bummer.

Was it running cold when you picked it up? At $199 retail for a 4912, it's probably not economical to repair.



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The guy had bought it from a friend of his in refrigeration and had planned to use it in a wet bar in his house but never had ime to build it... and therefore he knew that "it runs when I plug it in and the light comes on."

I guess I might have been a bit too excited to get the thing to ask more. Oh well, lesson learned I suppose.

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Yeah, that happens.

I've looked at things from Craigslist.com and have come across a couple that would not cool, but would not have discovered it unless I did not ask that they plug it in and have it running before I arrive so I could see if it cools.

This way, you see if it works plus you can hear if there are any problems too.

Best Buy will have it on sale for $150 or $175 again soon.

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Is the cond. fan running? I came across a kegerator that had a stuck cond. fan. So I shot some WD40 at it and gave it a flick. Sure as sh*t it started to cool again!
On an off note my sister just moved to Seattle yesterday, hope she likes it there they have to stay for 5 years(hubbies in the Air Force)

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Old 01-03-2007, 02:34 PM   #6
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Is the cond. fan running? I came across a kegerator that had a stuck cond. fan. So I shot some WD40 at it and gave it a flick. Sure as sh*t it started to cool again!
Thanks for the tip! I'll check that out tonight.

I hope your sister enjoys Seattle...although it is the wrong time of year to be moving here, it's really really crappy outside right now. She'll love it in the summer though!

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Hey not all is lost though. I have heard of peeps turning them into smokers, just a thought if you have the room and are into smoking stuff and don't mind the country ghetto look of a fridge turned smoker in your yard. On second thought....



It makes a great hiding place for small pets.

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In all seriousness that does suck. I recently bought a secondhand fridge and was really worried it wouldn't work, so I can imagine how you feel. You can use them to incubate dry sausage though...seriously. Put a lightbulb and a small pan of water...perfect conditions. If that is your thing...you could be turning out some cured sausage to have with your homebrews. I do.

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Yes, the fan should run all the time as soon as its plugged in.
I'll be coming to visit her sometime in summer. She said she could get us I think on base hotel price of $36.00 a night. Cheap!!!

Ha-Ha zoebisch01 you said a hiding place for small pets!!! But the smoker idea sounds good tell us more.



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