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Exterior Refrigerators...!!Shocking!! Revelations...


The obvious: "the refrigerator cools and freezes."
The TRUTH... the interior of the home is climatized and somewhat protected from the elements of extreme temperature changes, dust, excessive moisture and humidity....
An interior refrigerator is designed for a controlled environment; the electric wiring/components, compressor, exterior body, seals, water supply, etc..., function well regarding their intended purposes; however, if the product is moved to the exterior, performance dynamics change.
*Garage application: acceptable and most common secondary choice for an extra refrigerator; the biggest variable is the exterior atmospheric temperature range fluctuations which take a toll on the compressor, exterior body exposure to humidity(moisture) which can lead to cosmetic deterioration and deterioration of the door perimeter seals which will be more prone to becoming brittle, losing their ability to properly seal, causing compressor to run longer and interior products, not cooling/freezing as desired. Dust, is more prevalent in this application which creates a blanket around the coils, can create short circuits within the electrical contacts. Proactive measures of cleaning the coils, seals, etc..., can extend the life, performance and durability of the garage unit...
**Exterior application: Expect the unexpected....Wind driven rain and dust, infuse hazards into the units exposed components(compressor/coils/electrical contacts/etc...), which can be rather !!SHOCKING!!, literally...!! Internal rust and corrosion are "cancer" to a component and typically are not readily visible. The wind driven dust, infuses dust into the electrical contacts, wraps around the coils, etc...~ wind driven rains and humidity, turn the dust to a muddy paste which decreases the unit's life expectancy, operating efficiency and enhances the deterioration and shocking hazards within the unit. Anyone who has picked up a "weathered bucket or hose", can envision what will happen to the door perimeter seals ~ they are designed for a controlled climate to seal the interior of the unit; they are not designed for direct exposure to heat and freezing fluctuating temperatures.(115*+F ~ 20*+F degrees)... Oh yeah, refrigerator/freezers are typically are on a dedicated/regular circuit; garage and exterior outlets are typically on GFCI circuits which are more prone to trip, leaving the unit with no power ~ create a routine, to check power for the unit, (hassle free hint: plug a night light or radio in to the same circuit to create visual/audible alert).
The improper application can: increase the units operating cost$, decrease the units operating efficiency, increase the chances of food spoilage, create electrocution hazards(in the right scenario, grab the metal handle for the !!SHOCK!! of your life), expose metal components to rapid deterioration which can become somewhat unsightly and of course, rust coated sharp edges can lead to a tetanus shot if you want to live after a cut...
Common Sense: grab a parachute instead of a back pack before jumping from a plane; properly match components to scenarios for a safe, happy and worry free life....
Just a FYI..........

on Jun 02, 2017 | Refrigerators


You are not getting enough air flow over the coils. First, unplug it so it will defrost. Vacuum coils (back or underneath). Do not cover up the air vents inside the refrigerator. Check if the compressor fan is spinning. If all fails, you may have a refrigerant leak.

Sharp... | Answered on Apr 12, 2017


If you wish to get some details about refrigerator repair check the following link ; visit the site linked here. Pull up older posts. http://electro-medical.blogspot.com/

Sharp... | Answered on Feb 04, 2017


Contact Sharp, there are no aftermarket parts for that unit yet.

Sharp... | Answered on Oct 10, 2016


We encourage you to contact Customer Care either via email at ccare@sharp.net.au, or by phone on 1300 135 022

Sharp... | Answered on Oct 10, 2016


Refrigerant leak

Sharp... | Answered on Jun 10, 2016


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Sharp... | Answered on Apr 04, 2016


Checked both door closed properly. If Door is closing properly then Door Switch will be defective.

Sharp... | Answered on Jan 18, 2016


Open Freezer compartment.Checked & Cleaned Drain line.


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Sharp... | Answered on Jan 16, 2016


Please checked Freezer Fan Motor is working or not.

Sharp... | Answered on Jan 16, 2016


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Sharp... | Answered on Jan 16, 2016


Checked Freezer Fan is working. Also checked defrost Fuse in freezer.
To checked freezer fan is working or not open freezer door press Door Switch and checked Cold air is coming from duct or not.

Sharp... | Answered on Jan 15, 2016


Checked main PCB mounted back side of Ref.
If Main PCB is ok then Fan is defective.

Sharp... | Answered on Jan 15, 2016


When the freezer section gets cold and reaches its required cooling temperature, after that the frost on freezer section starts defrosting and the cooling fan in the freezer section blows this cool air from freezer to fridge. But if the defrost cycle does not start then over ice will get collected on freezer ventilations and that will block the air passing section from freezer to fridge, so the freezer gets cool but fridge section does not cool.Its defrost problem. Try manual defrost by unplugging the refrigerator from main power outlet for 4 hours then reconnect it and check, if the same problem is noticed again,. If yes then its defrost board problem. The defrost board located in the back of fridge section. You can get required parts from www.repairclinic.com or from online sears part site. ------------- Thank you.

Sharp... | Answered on Jan 12, 2016

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