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How can I repair my Honeywell Bar Fridge Model 88031. There appears little or no power going to the rear fans & the interior light flickers.... but fridge does NOT get cold. Do u have a solution?

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This refrigerator has a thermoelectric cooler, no compressor. Anything that goes wrong is probably electronic. A circuit diagram would really be helpful.

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I have successfully had mine fixed. I don't know if it will last but we'll see. The capacitor was blown(you can tell this because the top is buldged out) and a part(not sure what it was called) that has an aluminum heatsink attached to it in the middle of the board. I had someone solder the new parts on and away it went. I customized the cover on the back with a bigger fan to keep it cooler. The original design was pretty insufficient. I was unable to post a picture so if you want one email me at

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    the mystery part is a Transister field effect or fet.


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It sounds like a bad fan. That would make the compressor click on and off which would make the light flicker. If your condensor fan isnt running try replacing it.

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