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    Anyone know why my mini-fridge isn't working.

    The problem is that its turning on and all that but it ain't cooling or warming.

    So basicallyy, Its currently useless.

    However I do want to use it, does anyone know why and if it is possible to fix it?

    Could it be the temperature in my room lol (according to my alarm clock its 30c in here - lol - it does genuinelly feel like that.

    Tim

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    Your room temperature shouldn't make any difference, is it old? Has it got a dial on the inside that might have been turned down by someone? Does it make any sounds from the back, like the gas bottle rattling every so often?

    Make, Model?

    [COLOR="Red"]Yeah, it's probably not working as it's too hot in your room.

    Maybe you should put your mini-fridge in a fridge so it cools down?
















    I hope you realise how stupid you sound.[/COLOR]

    Original Poster

    stefor;5625388

    Your room temperature shouldn't make any difference, is it old? Has it … Your room temperature shouldn't make any difference, is it old? Has it got a dial on the inside that might have been turned down by someone?



    Nope.

    Its about 2 years old i would say.

    Nope, it's basically a little fridge lol.

    Switches on the side for AC/DC and Cool/Warm etc.

    Tim

    Original Poster

    The JFK;5625398

    [COLOR="Red"]Yeah, it's probably not working as it's too hot in your … [COLOR="Red"]Yeah, it's probably not working as it's too hot in your room.Maybe you should put your mini-fridge in a fridge so it cools down?I hope you realise how stupid you sound.[/COLOR]



    .... hmm... terrible joke lol

    So if it were 100c in my room, then my mini fridge should in theory still work???... ha ha.. (it would be taking in very hot air through the fan)

    Anyways, back on subject, why isn't it working (what could be causin the problem)

    forgot to the say, the fan seems to be spinning fine etc)

    Tim

    Original Poster

    model no is : ly-0204b-ac/dc

    from argos.

    Blue one with union jack on front.

    tim

    Original Poster

    stefor;5625388

    Your room temperature shouldn't make any difference, is it old? Has it … Your room temperature shouldn't make any difference, is it old? Has it got a dial on the inside that might have been turned down by someone? Does it make any sounds from the back, like the gas bottle rattling every so often?Make, Model?



    i'm doubting it has a gas botle in it..

    the fan is whirring as loud as ever. (aka. the fans fine)

    tim

    [COLOR="Red"]Seriously, how the hell do you expect anyone to fix your fridge on the internet.

    If you're that bothered about it go and buy a new one, they're not very expensive at all.[/COLOR]

    Banned

    timothyw9;5625450

    model no is : ly-0204b-ac/dcfrom argos.Blue one with union jack on … model no is : ly-0204b-ac/dcfrom argos.Blue one with union jack on front.tim



    Can you not take it back, or make it into a retro gamecube case?

    AC/DC It sounds like one of those caravan ones! Is there any sounds or lights in it? What I'm getting at is if the lights not working it could be a fuse, if the light works but not getting cold, it sounds like it needs re-gassing, so pretty much had it, as it would probably cost as much to re-gas as to get a reconditioned one from a shop.

    Original Poster

    The JFK;5625465

    [COLOR="Red"]Seriously, how the hell do you expect anyone to fix your … [COLOR="Red"]Seriously, how the hell do you expect anyone to fix your fridge on the internet.If you're that bothered about it go and buy a new one, they're not very expensive at all.[/COLOR]



    i'm not expecting the fridge to be fixed on the internet, I'm just trying to see if anybody knows any pointers as to why it isn't working properly? (possible causes)

    please may you leave my thread jfk.

    tim

    Original Poster

    Sir_Allan;5625469

    Can you not take it back, or make it into a retro gamecube case?



    appears to have been discontinued


    lol retro gamcube case.

    tempting

    Banned

    Timothy are you willing and able to open up the fridge to get to the fuse etc... if not any info is useless.

    Can you still hear the fan working on it?
    if yes, then the peltier module (what cools or heats the contents) could have failed. not sure but there may be a fuse inside also.
    if the fan cannot be heard, does the LED light light up?

    If it's one of these then I thought you were talking about a family fridge!!

    http://www.northelectron.com/prodpics/2007-11111913370110.jpg

    Original Poster

    its this one:

    hotukdeals.com/ite…st/

    from what i can tell from looking through the back, its just a fan and a big heatsink?

    Tim

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    stefor;5625497

    If it's one of these then I thought you were talking about a family … If it's one of these then I thought you were talking about a family fridge!!



    yeah its one of them lol.

    that is why i doubted it used gas and that lol

    stefor;5625474

    AC/DC It sounds like one of those caravan ones! Is there any sounds or … AC/DC It sounds like one of those caravan ones! Is there any sounds or lights in it? What I'm getting at is if the lights not working it could be a fuse, if the light works but not getting cold, it sounds like it needs re-gassing, so pretty much had it, as it would probably cost as much to re-gas as to get a reconditioned one from a shop.



    didnt think the mini ones used gas

    -edit
    too slow

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    Sir_Allan;5625493

    Timothy are you willing and able to open up the fridge to get to the fuse … Timothy are you willing and able to open up the fridge to get to the fuse etc... if not any info is useless.



    i would be willing to open it up.

    however all lights and such are working etc?

    Banned

    timothyw9;5625511

    its this … its this one:http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/140922/4-litre-union-jack-mini-fridge-just/from what i can tell from looking through the back, its just a fan and a big heatsink?Tim



    At £10 it has done well to last aslong as it did. time to invest in a new one or use the family fridge.

    phatboy123;5625517

    didnt think the mini ones used gas-edittoo slow



    no they don't, but until the OP told us the model number I thought it was going to be a Smeg or Zanussi, LOL!!

    As it's been mentioned before if it lights up but that's it, the fuse will be OK and the cooling unit is possible gone.

    It's not a fridge, it's a head cooler/warmer in this weather. It's small enough to wear as a hat!

    timothyw9;5625523

    i would be willing to open it up.however all lights and such are working … i would be willing to open it up.however all lights and such are working etc?



    if you seriously want to find the problem, (which you don't)
    get a voltage meter and check the board etc so you can pinpoint the problem.

    also the [COLOR=Red]jfk [/COLOR]is right, they are cheap....

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    phatboy123;5625543

    if you seriously want to find the problem, (which you don't)get a voltage … if you seriously want to find the problem, (which you don't)get a voltage meter and check the board etc so you can pinpoint the problem.also the [COLOR=Red]jfk [/COLOR]is right, they are cheap....



    I will see if I can get hold of/ borrow a voltmeter.

    It just seems strange to me in how it has actually broke...

    Tim

    Atleast the thought of you walking around the house with a beer cooler on your head as lightened my very boring night up. CHEERS:-D Sorry shouldn't say cheers because you haven't got any cold beers have you.

    phatboy123;5625543

    if you seriously want to find the problem, (which you don't)get a voltage … if you seriously want to find the problem, (which you don't)get a voltage meter and check the board etc so you can pinpoint the problem.also the [COLOR=Red]jfk [/COLOR]is right, they are cheap....



    [COLOR="Red"]This.

    How can you spend £10 on a mini-fridge and expect it to last forever? [/COLOR]

    Banned

    timothyw9;5625568

    I will see if I can get hold of/ borrow a voltmeter.It just seems strange … I will see if I can get hold of/ borrow a voltmeter.It just seems strange to me in how it has actually broke... Tim



    It wasnt going to last forever tim.

    Original Poster

    The JFK;5625571

    [COLOR="Red"]This.How can you spend £10 on a mini-fridge and expect it to … [COLOR="Red"]This.How can you spend £10 on a mini-fridge and expect it to last forever? [/COLOR]



    I didn't buy it lol (I got it for my birthday lol..)

    Although I probably will get round to getting another when i can be bothered.../(find a cheap stash of coke or cannabis...) :-D:p joking lol

    I mean pepsi or pepsi cans or tango or tango cans, or whatever or whatever other cans..)

    Tim

    Original Poster

    Sir_Allan;5625576

    It wasnt going to last forever tim.



    I know I know, if I can't get it working then at least I can attempt to mod it into something slightly more usefull..


    err.. can holder with door lol..

    NES Fridge......

    Banned

    There is NOTHING wrong with the fridge, they are very dependent on the external air temperature

    Think of an air conditioning unit, they expel the hot air out side

    Original Poster

    lumoruk;5625596

    There is NOTHING wrong with the fridge, they are very dependent on the … There is NOTHING wrong with the fridge, they are very dependent on the external air temperature Think of an air conditioning unit, they expel the hot air out side



    thanks lumoruk :thumbsup:

    I knew it seemed a bit strange for something so simple not working, yet showing all the signs of working normally.

    I've just stuck my big fan behind it as, I can tell you for a fact its pushing cooler air to it. (Its on all the time at the moment anyway (its on like 18 hours of the day (trying to get to sleep without it would be a nightmare as I'd literally melt)

    Its partially cause I'm in the loft lol

    In the rest of the house, coming from my room is like stepping into a breeze lol.

    I'm glad I don't live in the same house but in london lol.. I can just imagine what it'd be like considering its meant to be 31c so it'd be almost 40c (yeesh) in theoryish...

    Thanks for the advice.

    Tim

    Banned

    timothyw9;5625662

    Tim



    Sounds like you need to get onto NSPCC

    ]http://www.nspcc.org.uk/helpandadvice/whoturnto/nspcchelpline/helpline_spring_07_wdi45826.gif]http://www.nspcc.org.uk/helpandadvice/whoturnto/childline/childline_spring_07_wdi45825.gif

    When I firt got mine for my aunt I thought it was not cooling but when I left it one for awhile it did start colling I think theu just have to be left on for longer than you think before they really start to cool, they never get ice cold just coldish

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    octobergirl;5625745

    When I firt got mine for my aunt I thought it was not cooling but when I … When I firt got mine for my aunt I thought it was not cooling but when I left it one for awhile it did start colling I think theu just have to be left on for longer than you think before they really start to cool, they never get ice cold just coldish



    It's also as soon as you open the door the temperature inside is room temperature again and you have to wait for it to cool all over again. The girlfriend had one once, the milk and yoghurts went off after a day.

    None of those mini ones ever really work, just a gimmick, we had one.

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