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My neighbor has a Samsung that was displaying 4E and 21E.The freezer evap was frozen solid so I defrosted it and cleaned drains.Codes are gone now but i think it will do it again.Any hints?


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SR103W Sanyo refer runs all the time

Sanyo refer in my rental house that runs almost all the time. Refrigerator and freezer are cold and everything seems fine except that it rarely turns off and then doesn’t stay off long. It seems to be something of a minimalist model in that it doesn’t even have a condenser fan. Condenser coils are clean. I’ve checked most of the issues that are cited as causing the appliance to run non-stop and none of them seem to apply. There is not an issue with the condenser fan (because there isn’t one). The evaporator fan seems to be okay because air is circulating and temperatures remain correct. Doesn’t seem to be a problem with the defroster heater or thermostat. I’m wondering if it may be operating normally for the limited type of refrigerator that it seems to be. Model no longer made and I’ve been unable to find much info about it. I’ve ordered a Kill a Watt to find out wither it’s using an exorbitant amount of energy but I’m not sure how much that’s going to tell me as I don’t know what should be expected for this particular model. Any ideas about my next move?


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Sanyo refer runs all the time

Sanyo refer in my rental house that runs almost all the time. Refrigerator and freezer are cold and everything seems fine except that it rarely turns off and then doesn’t stay off long. It seems to be something of a minimalist model in that it doesn’t even have a condenser fan. Condenser coils are clean. I’ve checked most of the issues that are cited as causing the appliance to run non-stop and none of them seem to apply. There is not an issue with the condenser fan (because there isn’t one). The evaporator fan seems to be okay because air is circulating and temperatures remain correct. Doesn’t seem to be a problem with the defroster heater or thermostat. I’m wondering if it may be operating normally for the limited type of refrigerator that it seems to be. Model no longer made and I’ve been unable to find much info about it. I’ve ordered a Kill a Watt to find out wither it’s using an exorbitant amount of energy but I’m not sure how much that’s going to tell me as I don’t know what should be expected for this particular model. Any ideas about my next move?


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Bosch fridge/freezer KAN56V10AU/05 service manual

Hi folks. I just signed up to ask a question here about my Bosch KAN56V10AU/05 side by side fridge/freezer. I assume the /05 suffix on the serial number indicates it’s manufacture year; I bought it second hand so don’t know it’s real age.

It’s working fine (after I figured out the condenser coil on these has a fan which has been keeping the kitchen dust free for years).

This model’s control panel has 2 rows of 5 leds in the fridge section, one for fridge, one for freezer. I have attached a picture of the controller. During my fault finding I held down the fridge button for 5 seconds and it made a 4 tone ascending sound, and all the bottom leds started flashing. Pressing the freezer button will advance the leds through a sequence that has 30 stages, it starts with the left led lit, then the second led, then both lit, then the third led, then the first and third, then first second and third, etc etc. If I don’t press anything for 5 seconds it makes a 4 tone descending tone and saves the setting.

I have no idea what it does, at first impression it doesn’t seem to do anything, but I am curious as to it’s function. Does anyone have any idea what it does? I have set it to the middle (15 button pushes) and noted that it does survive a power off, so it’s getting written to an eeprom or similar. Perhaps it’s a temperature compensation setting? Can anyone shed some light on what it does?

Thanks, Tony.

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EWave EWR121W – noisy and no condensate, please explain

Any guidance appreciated – I have almost no idea what I’m looking at. Let me give some background…

I’ve had this 12cf fridge on my boat for maybe 15 years – perfect fit, low amperage draw, works great except…a fan has become (sometimes) very noisy and (for at least several years) I have been having water accumulate in the bottom of the fridge cavity. Are they related?

Yesterday I pulled it out, took off the lower back panel, and took the pictures below.

Issue 1) on startup, sometimes, a fan is very squeely, noisy, like it’s trying to spin up…binding…trying…goes for a few minutes…then it’s running OK and I don’t notice again. Except it might do it for a few days. And then maybe a few days it doesn’t. This noise issue has been going on for several years, but since I only notice it when sleeping onboard in the summer I forget about it, but now I’ve decided to try to fix it.

Issue 2) It’s been a number of years…cannot recall if it coincides with issue #1, but there is (apparently) no water condensing into the tray – it all accumulates in the box. I’ve been using a large sponge there and it seems to keep up – a few days to sopping with frequent use, as much as two weeks in the winter when not in use and the ambient temp is lower (like in the 50s).

So I took off the cover, adjust it power on, and…no significant noise. But I have to think it’s coming from the fan that’s running inside the large coil. The compressor is quiet, I think there are a couple of small fans in the freezer and fridge compartments that run when the boxes are opened, I suspect to help suck in the doors when closed. I don’t think the noise if from those fans. Which really leaves the fan inside the coil. Is this replaceable? I’m pretty sure I can pop the blade off and extract the motor and shaft without having to bend/break any of the copper tubing. Of course I could also hit it with a lube, but my gut feel is the noise it will come back rather soon.

And I cannot see where the condensate should be coming from. There’s the tube coming down into the pan, I can probably take the rest of the back off and I’m guessing that it’s coming from one of those fan units at the back of the fridge or freezer. There isn’t any hole I can see like a drain at the bottom of the box (which would obviously be too low a pickup point to make it to that tube anyway).

Question 1: Am I probably right that this fan is the source of the noise? Should I try to remove it and source a new one?

Question 2: Where should I look for the pickup point for the condensate drain?

Any guidance appreciated.

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Alternative Switching

I have a question about household freezers in general, if you were run one from a mechanical plug-in timer instead of a temperature controlled thermostat what would be your recommended run time ? duration and frequency in a 24 hour period. thank you in advance, kelly


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Hot Center Divider

Hi, I have a Kenmore side by side freezer/refrigerator and the center divider is hot to the touch. I cleaned the compressor radiator grille and the fan is running fine but it is still getting hot to the touch. What next?


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