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This is a Danby refrigerator model D1707W. It stopped working last night. I turned the thermostat inside the fridge from 5 to 6 and kicked the compressor a couple of times. It stared to work. Today the same problem. It was not cooling and compressor was not working either. I set the thermostat to Max (7); still did not work. I took the thermostat out and shorted the red and black wires connected to it. Compressor started to work and still working. I thought I was dealing with a faulty and needed a new one, but then I realized that our fridge might have the auto. defrost feature which might have a faulth timer or so. Now I am not sure where the problem lies. Any help?. (the thermostat part number is 2-60061-002 / 3ART5D74) Thanks in advance Mohammad

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Fault is the thermostat. auto defrost on a fridge (but not a freezer) is a function of the thermostat

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