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FIXED Avanti Mini Fridge Keeps Freezing Everything Despite Temp Setting

razorsharpedge

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I have one of those little cube mini fridges, maybe 2 cuft or so. It has one of those micro freezers in the corner. I purchased the fridge used so i don't know how old it is. it has been working fin for several months but then I noticed it started freezing everything in the fridge section. I turned the temp down a bit hoping that would fix it but this morning, I came in to a mess. A soda can froze and exploded. While cleaning, I found a random piece of plastic that looks like it clips in somewhere, as well as a piece of metal wrapped in a rubber tube that is hanging down under the freezer. I presume the latter is the temperature probe, but i am not sure if it is hanging where it should, or if it should be in the freezer section or what. I have also noticed that the freezer is icing up, which it never did before either. Hoping you all can help me out.

Here is a link to a gallery of images: http://imgur.com/a/Um1w1#1
 

jeff1

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From yours pics, it appears the place connector will "clip" onto the evaporator....and yes you should see more once the unit is fully defrosted.

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Everything defrosted over the weekend. That plastic clip attached to the underside of the freezer and holds that probe to it. I reattached it and plugged it back in, and it is cooling as we speak. Thanks again for the help.
 

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Thankx for the update...maybe putting something in or taking something out knocked the control probe and clip.

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srt18

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I have the EXACT same issue - the clip has been knocked out from the bottom of the freezer, and the wire and capillary tubing are sitting on the ledge in the back. It is not clear to me from the other posts where the wireand capillary tubing should go. Should it just sit in the channel of the clip under the freezer? Or should the rubber tubing be connected into something (such as the evaporator? If so, where is the evaporator)? If razorsharpedge could post a picture of his working configuration, it would be helpful. Thanks.
 

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zMHT9CBs.jpg The capillary tube from the control sits in this holder and the holder clips onto the evaporator so the capillary tube can sense the temp of the evaporator/cooling coil.

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srt18

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Thanks. That solved the problem. I didn't know the "Evaporator" was what I thinkl of as the freezer. Once I snapped it in place, it worked fine. Thanks for the help.
 

jeff1

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The make is Avanti I don't know the model

If they only made one, we would be ok. Maybe take some pics of the evaporator, capillary tube of the temp control and post them here.

and why the clip is missing. It was given to me

That wasn't nice of them! ;)

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Kenny darby

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I had to put the capillary tube up in the evaporator to make it work but if i move it on setting 3 it freezes everything
 

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jeff1

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The tube from the control is short. Looks like it must have clipped onto the evaporator at the back there.
I will check to see if we can find anything for that.

jeff.
 

jsnyder407

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I have an Avanti 248 yw/yb, it keeps freezing as well. Runs continuously, even on the lowest setting. It's in my basement, and it's always 64 degrees ambient temp in the room.. Everything looks intact, it's not up against the wall at all, everything looks clean around the compressor. Any thoughts?
 

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Dan O.

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it keeps freezing as well. Runs continuously,

That's a pretty simple refrigerator design. There are only two possibilities;

1. The thermostat (aka 'cold control') is defective and needs to be replaced.

2. The thermostat sensor bulb has become dislodged from the evaporator (freezer box). That sensor (it looks like just a bare aluminum wire) must be in direct contact with the evaporator to sense the proper temperature to act upon.

If the thermostat is needed I'm afraid you'll have to search for one yourself as none of the trusted suppliers I know carry it. Maybe try Avanti directly? The thermostat's part number is B101.3.3


*Edit. I see in one picture the thermostat sensor bulb looks properly mounted so #1 is most likely IMO.


Dan O.
 
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