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Fridge is freezing all food and groceries
I have had this fridge for 7 years and was happy with it. Apart drom the occassional cracking noise it makes, it has been reliable until a week ago. It is freezing everything in the fridge. I have turned up the temperature to 6oC but it is still freezing everything. The freezer is ok, but seems like my fridge conpartment has also turned into a freezer. Please help me get this issue fixed. thanks.
Great fridge, awful service arrangement.
We originally bought this fridge to replace an expensive Amana that sounded like an industrial shop when it was running. The Sharp has performed flawlessly and super quietly (except for regularly snapping the nylon door restraints - that's what those white plastic things that fall on the floor are) until the power was turned off for 7 hours last week. Since then we had the usual "freezing everything in the fridge but no freezer" followed by the "no fridge but freezer running uncontrolled down to -35°C on both sides". We love the fridge but gett...ing it serviced is a nightmare. The Sharp website lists authorised agents who no longer will service them, the Sharp customer help line puts you through to a call centre that then puts you through to another call centre who recommended a repairer 2 hours away. Bottom line, it appears Sharp sold their Parts division in Victoria (who were great in the past) to someone else and ALL the repair guys say it is almost impossible to get stuff in any timely manner. We are talking weeks, not days, even if they respond. The Sharp was great but it obviously has at least two common faults with the door catch restraints and (I suspect) surge protection of the control board - and you cannot rely on their service arrangements, particularly for a 10 year old discontinued item. I bought a new fridge.
Fridge Freezing Food
We love our four door Sharp fridge freezer because it's so handy to access whichever area of the fridge you need without letting out large amounts of cold air at the same time which is definitely going to translate to cheaper power prices. However in the last month the fridge has begun freezing all our groceries so even when the temp setting is changed to 6 degrees it is continuing to freeze everything. Don't know what to do but need a solution fast as its costing us money. Help
I love Sharp products... They last forever!
My four door is11 years old and from the first electricity bill, realised I was saving $10.00 per bill. Obviously this is because the freezer motor only has to boost the part of the freezer that has been opened.
Yes... It's weirdly noisy... but I have never owned a fridge that wasn't.
The only service I have required was the replacement of an interior light globe after moving house and that was completed in a few weeks.
The seals on all four doors after 11 years of use are still in perfect order. ...
Fridge is freezing food even with temp set @ mkaximum 6 degrees
Have been very happy with the fridge, but last week I slid the fridge out of it's opening to clean behind it. I removed the back cover and vacuumed around the condenser and pipes and now the fridge has started freezing everything. I read the manual and adjusted settings - I lowered the freezer settings to -13 and raised the fridge setting from -3 degrees to + 6 degrees and even with fridge at a 6 degree setting is freezing everything. I need help please.
A most reliable fridge.
After years of faultless service and only a couple of plastic components replaced due to breakage, my unit has developed a freezing refrigerator compartment. The door seals were old and remained opened slightly in the centre joint. I replaced the seals and checked the sealing is good. Still the refrigerator is freezing food.
Thought we had a great fridge/freezer - until now.
We loved the look and layout of this fridge/freezer when we purchased it from Clive Peters store in 2011. Easy to dent the skin, otherwise very satisfied with it's operation, until this week! Now the refrigerator section is suddenly not cooling, freezer section frozen solid with ice accumulated all over draws and inside freezer doors. Often makes a loud cracking noise. I phoned a refrigeration service company to arrange repairs - but when they heard that it was a Sharp model SJ-F602SP they immediately refused to come out and stated that they no...longer attend to service this Sharp model refrigerator because of it's many problems and high failure rate. They said to call Sharp. This is the last thing we expected of our first purchase of a Sharp product. Very disappointing!
Icing up freezer, noisy motor and door issues.
With the exception of having to quite often replace broken plastic components, i.e. veggie crisper etc. we had this fridge going well until late last year, then we started to notice the noisy motor, the squeaking doors, that opens one when you shut to other one and lately, the increasingly worrying amount of ice on the freezer's doors and the food in the fridge been not as cold as it should be!
I have checked the seals on both, the fridge and freezer doors and they look fine to me, but I also had them checked by my son who is an Air Conditioni...
Icing up in freezer
The refrigerator/freezer was working well up to about a fortnight ago but now the freezer compartment is icing up. we have wiped it down but it still is icing up. We have checked the seals and they seem to be OK, so we cannot work out why it is icing up - seems strange as it was working so well before.
Great for 6 years
This fridge has been great for 6 years, perfect in its food placement / storage, and also its appearance and function. Lately though, it has become noisy as the motor works. The noise ceases when I open a door, and begins again when the door is closed. I have been told, over the phone, that a fan in the motor is the trouble, and to replace it will cost over $400 and take at least a month to get the part. Has anyone else attempted to do this him / her self? If so, any guidance would be appreciated. I am in my seventies but willing to have a go.
I also live in the tropics and have flies in my fridge most nights and there is no way they are getting in when I open the door for items I need. I'm very disappointed as I love everything else about this fridge, but flies are disgusting.
Would never buy another Sharp product again
When I bought this fridge I was very happy with its size, design and overall performance. I put up with the broken hinges on the plastic crisper bins, and this appears to be a common fault among this model fridge. Then I had the electrical circuit board fail about 2 weeks after the warranty ran out (2 years old). The sharp customer service leaves a lot to be desired. They refused to cover any of the work performed by a not so local independent service technician as they contract this service out. At first he replaced the thermostat and after an...other load of food that was thrown out after it perished he returned to fix the right component. However, the part needed to come from Malaysia, so three weeks without a fridge. They seemed to think that two years was an acceptable timeframe for the life of the circuit board. Great quality and service???? Not. Even charged me for the part that wasn't broken but was replaced
The most unhygienic fridge I have ever owned
My 'dream' refrigerator, purchased when I built my home two years ago, is full of dead flies every evening. No, there is no way I can let that many in, in thirty seconds opening the fridge for milk in the morning. Just me. Thirty seconds to get the milk for my coffee and cereal. Still debating both this issue and the fact that the plastic in the meat trays stores meat juices and impossible to wash. Ugh. It was suggested I had maybe let maggots breed (for two years?? Unsighted? In a cold refrigerator??? I'm in the tropics, I have no fly screens, never have. It has never been a problem until this fridge.
Love it Love it!
Bought the SJF60PC-WH just over 2 years ago. Absolutely love it. The freezer & fridge has so much usable space. The drawers store so much fresh food, 3lt milk bottle, Julie & Jug of water easily fit in the door. Small part under fridge door has broken off, however the Sharp customer care team have been fantastic in providing support.
So much usable space in every compartment.
I wouldn't pick any other, I am in love with my fridge
I truly love this fridge it is a fantastic size and I would even consider the next size up but I was lucky to buy this fridge when the local Retravision had a ripper of a special and Sharp at the time also had a really good redemption so the price difference was not worth the extra space. My hubby hates the fact I bought a fridge that does not do crushed ice but I don't like how much room you lose with ice makers, it would have been handy but with a family of 5 going on 6 space is everything. My extended family are so impressed with this fridg...e my mother and uncle are both looking to buy one each. It looks fantastic not being shiney stainless I don't have to worry about little finger prints all day every day and inside it is so easy to keep clean and organised. My only fear is the plastic parts ie. the freezer draws my not hold up to well over the years but only time will tell. So much space. the freezer having draws instead of just one big basket is great I like having ice cream separate from peas etc and pre cooked meals. It is so easy to organise and is so efficient that you only have to open one side/draw not one large door or draw. The veggie crisper is a great side. The whole fridge is easy to clean. When left open it beeps which is great if you have children leaving the door open all the time. not a lot of upright drink space most of the time I have soft drink bottles lying on their side on the bottom shelf. No ice maker on the front which my hubby HATES but I find the design is ice friendly with the 2 twist ice trays and it does freeze relatively quick.
Funnily enough, I never ever considered the ability to have the fridge serviced when I purchased it as a "must" to investigate. Took for granted that as we were suburban Zone 1 that we would be covered. But we are not. Sharp are not concerned that I have this issue with my fridge, don't know what to do next. Just WAITING for a service call out. I have asked for a new fridge as it was broken when it arrived, but they said that have to repair it, but DON'T HAVE ANY REPAIRERS in the AREA....
We bought this fridge because we wanted french door...
This is our second (purchased in 2009) - (we still have the first) Sharp fridge. The latest one is a four door "French style" I think they call it. The fridge at top, freezers at bottom. Can't fault the operation of the fridge or freezer. The vegie compartments (3) one large two small, keep the vegies for ages. No frosting etc, that was an issue with the first fridge but that was probably because the crisper was at the bottom of the fridge (cold air sinks?). The shelves in the fridge are glass and easy to clean and remove if necessary. Doors ...open wide and will let you know if you've left the door open, even a little bit. The lights are great good and bright and on both sides of fridge. I purchased this appliance without seeing one in the "flesh" (because the old one was 15 years old and still going strong). Because of the design, adjusting the shelves to take taller items is awkward as it will mean another shelf space will end up very narrow. Anything tallish needs to be housed in the door, Limited space- hence our water bottles etc are stored in the old fridge unless they can be laid down. The freezer is terrific. Love being able to slide out a drawer to find goods at the back. We have one side for meat and the other for frozen vegies meals etc. the ice trays are really long and work well. (this is not a fridge that is plumbed in- you have to manually fill them up. ) Outside is easy to clean though you have to be careful the cloth your using doesn't have and grit or roughness about it as the surface scratches easily. The fridge is noisy. It pops, grinds and whirs but it's not overly intrusive but a bit worrying sometimes sounds like things are breaking! Manual does say that this as normal operation. Electricity usage: We were worried that this being a bigger fridge than our last one that our electricity bill would skyrocket but it has not increased the bill at all. We got rid of our old outdoor drinks fridge-only (another brand) and put the old Sharp outside as the drinks and ice unit. Seems the old outdoor fridge used more power to run a smaller unit than it does to run both the big Sharps. One star off only because of the outside surface being easy to scratch. Reliable, keeps vegies well, looks good. No apparent increase to electricity bills having gone from a 300 Litre approx fridge and a 412 ltr Sharp to both Sharps - at 412 and 602 ltrs Outside surface could be more durable. Not the sort of fridge you can put magnets on in case they scratch. Old Sharp surface was brilliant. Noisy operation if that bothers you.
Love this fridge. All my friends have fridge envy. Heaps of space for everything. Have not experienced any problems- food stays fresh, no frozen lettuce and tomatoes in the fridge. Have moved house twice with this fridge and have not had any problems with denting. Shop around to get a good price
Exterior design, draws in the freezer no wasted space, glass shelving,
Shelving spacing is not adjustable. The open door warning a blessing and annoying when loading big shops
Amazing french door fridge!
This fridge is one of the best I have had.It lets you control each area and never breaks down it comes in stylish colours black, silver and white. It is a great addition to our home and will be here for years to come!
LOVE THIS FRIDGE!
This is the best looking, most generous and functional fridge I have ever owned. I love the spacious and wide shelving which comes into its own when entertaining. Everything that is on every shelf is visible. There is no chance of small jars receding into oblivion to slowly rot. The main vegetable container is much more spacious than it looks. I am constantly amazed at how much I can get into it. The wide shelving in the door for tall bottles is just perfect. I love that the freezer drawers are solid and slide in and out perfectly smoothly...without tilting backwards which in other fridges causes unfrozen liquids to spill. This fridge I love. Worth every penny!! Beautifully streamlined; keeps food fresher for longer; well designed and configured drawers and shelving that are perfect for entertaining and everyday living. The shelves are not adjustable. This has not been a problem for me as I find the configuration works well. It could be an issue for others, though.
Questions & Answers
How old are these fridges I can’t seem to find the year made anywhere
My Sharp SJF60PC worked great until two nights ago we lost power (Blown Circuit Breaker - unknown if Fridge caused this), however, we reset the breaker and since then the freezer freezes everything rock hard and the fridge freezes everything as well except my beers (great for my beers not good for everything else)
All settings are the same as before -188 degrees & 3 degrees C.
It seems to be a fairly common fault with these fridges. Some people claim turning it off again and allowing it to restart may fix it. Didn't work for me. Pretty obviously something in the controller board gets damaged by a power cycle. Good luck getting it repaired. I gave up. Parts are apparently hard to get. I wanted a 4 door white fridge and they are rare. I replaced it with a Mitsubishi Electric 710L French Door Fridge MR-L710EN-GWH-A2. Mitsubishi also make a 610L version which is effectively the same size and functionality as the Sharp. I'm banking on Mitsubishi having better support than Sharp. :-)
We had the same problem after a power outage that lasted about three hours. No matter what I tried, it would not stop freezing things in the top compartment. Tried to change the temperature from 3 to 6 degrees but had no affect. Also tried power cycling the fridge but that did not help either. After reading the various answers on this forum, one tip seemed to make the most sense. The advice was to turn off the fridge for 24 hours and have it reset itself. We took it as an opportunity to clean out the fridge and let it be unpowered for almost 24 hours. This trick worked. The fridge is working fine now. There was some mention that some of the sensors were affected for short power outages. My best theory is that melted water could have refroze over sensors and triggered bad readings. Could be complete fiction but is possible. Regardless, it makes sense that a long reset could allow the fridge to get back to its original settings. Hope it works for you. Best regards
Hi, I seem to be experiencing the same issue from a few similar posts here. It appears to be a very common problem with this model. I had an electricity outage a few days ago (about 6 hours). When the electricity came back on, the fridge section was too cold and froze all.the food. I tried increasing the fridge temp from 4 degrees to 6 degrees and still way too cold to store food, everything is frozen. Can anyone who has had this issue help on how you resolved it? Thanks.
Hi Satoshi, did you get an outcome with your problem because I am experiencing the same problem around the same time as you. Due to a storm outage.
Hi Gray, sorry for the late reply. Yes I did. You need to turn your fridge off completely for 24 hours, make sure you leave the doors open. After 24 hours, it should go back to normal. Hope this helps.
|Category||French Door Fridges / Refrigerators||French Door Fridges / Refrigerators||French Door Fridges / Refrigerators||French Door Fridges / Refrigerators|
|Dimensions||1720 x 890 x 770 mm||1720 x 890 x 770 mm||1720 x 890 x 770 mm||1720 x 890 x 790 mm|
|Energy Rating||1.5 star(s)||1.5 star(s)||1.5 star(s)||1.5 star(s)|
|Household Size||5+ people||5+ people||5+ people||5+ people|
|Features||Display Panel, Door Alarm, Foldable/Retractable Shelf, Frost Free and Ice Dispenser||Display Panel, Door Alarm, Foldable/Retractable Shelf, Frost Free and Ice Dispenser||Display Panel, Door Alarm, Foldable/Retractable Shelf, Frost Free and Ice Dispenser||Display Panel, Door Alarm, Foldable/Retractable Shelf, Frost Free, Ice Dispenser and Wine Rack|
|Colour / Finish||Classic White||Brushed Silver||Stainless Steel||Black Stainless Steel|
|Number of Shelves||3||3||3||3|
|Number of Fruit & Vegetable Bins||2||2||2||2|
|Weight||109 kg||109 kg||109 kg||107 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Total Capacity||602 L||602 L||602 L||602 L|
|Fridge Capacity||370 L||370 L||370 L||370 L|
|Freezer Capacity||232 L||232 L||232 L||232 L|
|Manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual||Download manual|
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