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Danby compact 482 fridge is freezing everything. thermostat switch seems to check out.

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  • Tim Brown Oct 22, 2008

    thanks for helping.

    DAR482BLS is the model number. The manufacture date was not printed, however the compressor was made 1/8/2002. I took the evaporator loose and cleaned a screw that had some rust on it. I put a thermometer in the fridge and it's held steady at 41 degrees over night. It wouldn't do that at all last week! It seemed like there is a wad of plastic at the top where the cooling lines connect to it; not sure why it's made that way.

    thanks again for your help.



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Hello tbrown7777

You said, Your Danby compact 482 fridge is freezing everything. thermostat switch seems to check out.

Just 482 is incomplete!!!!!!!!!

Can you send me the complete model number off the sticker in the fridge or on the rear of the fridge?
and the year of it! waiting your response!

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

  • Neil Golan
    Neil Golan Oct 22, 2008

    Faulty Cold control (temperature control)

    cold control is a temperature actuated switch and should open when the
    set temperature has been achieved. If the control does not open and
    turn the compressor off, it will continue to run and all items in the
    fresh food section will begin to freeze.

    If the control is not closing, the compressor and all fans will cease to operate. Check the control for
    I found an idea for you.



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