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Valpospe

01:03PM | 06/18/07
Member Since: 06/17/07
3 lifetime posts
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I have a Sanyo SR4910M midsize fridge (under the bar type) that is running non-stop until it freezes everything. The settings of the thermostat do nothing leading me to believe that the thermostat is shot. The only way to stop it is to unplug it :( At any rate went online looking for a replacement part and can't find anything (all sites list it as unavailable or out of production). Even the local parts guys (who have a reputaion of finding unfindable parts said I was out of luck). I guess my two questions then are 1) does it sound like the thermostat is in fact the problem? 2) where can I order a replacement part?

Thanks in advance for your time.

Valpospe

01:15PM | 06/18/07
Member Since: 06/17/07
3 lifetime posts
In my travels through the internet it looks like the part number for the thermostat is 8334233950700 which is the replacement part for the original whose part number is/was 8334233950400. Again thanks for any help.

DanO

02:04PM | 06/18/07
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
The company at the following link shows they have that part number available:

LINK > Sanyo 8334233950700 Thermostat

JFYI

Dan O.

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petecj

07:19AM | 06/14/09
Member Since: 06/13/09
2 lifetime posts
Hi, I have this same exact problem - did you ever replace the thermostat and if so, did it fix it?

Pete

Valpospe

05:33PM | 06/14/09
Member Since: 06/17/07
3 lifetime posts
Yeah, I replaced the thermostat back in '07 with the part # in my previous post. It fixed the problem and is still working today. Took under 10 minuets to swap it out. Good luck.

petecj

05:41PM | 06/14/09
Member Since: 06/13/09
2 lifetime posts
Thanks - will give that a try.

suzette302

11:31AM | 07/13/09
Member Since: 07/12/09
2 lifetime posts
I have a slightly different model that's freezing everything. Will the same thermostat work for this or do you know the right part number? Is it an easy repair? How can I find out how to replace it? thanks!!!!

DanO

12:25PM | 07/13/09
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** Will the same thermostat work for this **

Yes the thermostat linked above is used on your model as well.

LINK > Sanyo 8334233950700 Thermostat

You can see or download the complete parts list for your model at the following link:

- Sanyo SR-4912M Parts List

LINK > www.sanyoservice.com/pdf/images/SR4912M.pdf

** Is it an easy repair? **

Replacing a thermostat in most refrigerators is not usually very difficult.

JMO

Dan O.

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suzette302

05:36PM | 07/14/09
Member Since: 07/12/09
2 lifetime posts
Thanks! I got the part but I can't figure out how to replace it. There's a grommet not a screw holding it on. Do you know where I can get instructions? :-)

DanO

12:31PM | 07/15/09
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** I can't figure out how to replace it. Do you know where I can get instructions? **

I'm afraid i don't. Sanyo isn't so popular of brand many people are likely to write about their experiences repairing them. I myself have only ever seen (but never repaired) 1 or maybe 2.

Dan O.

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mmlenz

09:31AM | 07/28/11
Member Since: 07/28/11
2 lifetime posts
Replacing the part is easy. Wait until you have the replacement part and just hook everything up the same way.

Unscrew the plastic housing around the light/thermostat dial housing in the upper right corner of the refrigerator. Pull off the dial carefully. The thermostat line is just snaked around the back wall of the fridge. There is a small plate at the bottom back of the fridge that holds the end of the thermostat line. You can try to remove the line from the plate without unscrewing but I just unscrewed it and slid it off.

The only problem I had is that the new part is not identical to the old. The connector for the yellow wire isn't there anymore. I just hooked up the grey and green wires the same and put the yellow on the only remaining connector (which is in the location of an old connector that was unused and covered on the old part. this is what made me uneasy.).

I've had the fridge set on 3 since last night and its holding steady @ 41 degrees. I put some stuff in there that I don't have to worry about exploding should it freeze. I'm going to let the fridge sit a few more days before I trust it to any beer/soda.

mikeylikesit

09:17AM | 11/02/11
Member Since: 10/31/11
3 lifetime posts
I have the same problem with the contacts of the new thermostat not matching up to the old one. Is your fridge still operating properly after you connected as you described above?

mmlenz

09:31AM | 11/02/11
Member Since: 07/28/11
2 lifetime posts
@mikeylikesit

Yes, its working fine several months later. I'm guessing they removed the redundancy of the additional connector and moved it to the unused location.

corrinla

04:14AM | 11/11/11
Member Since: 11/11/11
4 lifetime posts
Replacing a thermostat in most refrigerators is not usually very difficult. You will make it. Good luck.



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mikeylikesit

12:44PM | 11/11/11
Member Since: 10/31/11
3 lifetime posts
With the success reported by mmienz, I swapped out the thermostat. It's running fine. The bargain fridge I bought at Goodwill has only cost me $63.00 for the fridge, $24.00 for some acrylic to replace a missing shelf and $33 for the Thermostat. Still better than a new one.

Thanks for the help.
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