Need appliance parts? Call 877-803-7957 now or use the parts search box:

Parts Search

Learn appliance repair at online the Master Samurai Tech Academy.  Learn more.  Earn more.

FAQs | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Podcast | Contact

  • Announcements

    • Samurai Appliance Repair Man

      ***READ THIS PRIOR TO STARTING A NEW TOPIC***   05/02/2016

      Topics with the complete and accurate model number in the topic title will get priority attention. You can validate your model number by entering into the form on this page: http://www.repairclinic.com/?clearLs=true For more help on using Appliantology effectively, please see this page:  
Fukushima

"Dorm" style fridge running, but not cooling

4 posts in this topic

I came home after a long weekend away to find my fridge warm. It still runs, lights up when I open the door, and looks and sounds the same way it has for months. It just doesn't cool! If anything, it was actually heating up! I've looked for repair suggestions, but they all seem to focused on full size refrigerators. This one doesn't have any grill on the front, and the only exposed parts are on the back at the bottom. I can upload pictures if that would help, since I don't know what exactly I'm looking for. I'm not sure what's wrong or what I can do. Thank you for your help. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Need appliance parts? Call 877-803-7957 now!

Feel the compressor to see if it is running.  If so you have a compressor/sealed system problem which would not be worth fixing unless under warranty.  If it is not running see where you have lost the power to it, like the cold control, wire to the compressor, start relay, over load.  This is just a smaller version of any full sized non-frost free frig.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for your quick reply. The compressor makes a slight vibration and is quite warm to the touch. I guess this is a problem I can't fix. :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unless it is under warranty, will cost lots less to replace the unit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites